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How to Slow Down Wrinkles

Wrinkles are bound to appear on the skin of a person as time subdue. As you age wrinkles settle on your skin. This is nature. Your skin would have a tendency to loosen and show up wrinkles all over. Women worry about this to a greater extent than men. Wrinkles tend to make people look older with age.

HOW TO SLOW DOWN WRINKLES

Wrinkles are bound to appear on the skin of a person as time subdue. As you age wrinkles settle on your skin. This is nature. Your skin would have a tendency to loosen and show up wrinkles all over. Women worry about this to a greater extent than men. Wrinkles tend to make people look older with age.

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They can be described as folds, ridges or creases that are visible on the skin surface. Skin ages all over the body, but much more so where there has been sun exposure. Changes brought on by sun damage (photo aging) include "dryness" (really roughness), sagging, skin growths like keratoses ("liver spots"), and wrinkles. Wrinkles are mostly found on the face, neck, the back of hands and the top of forearms.

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Wrinkles, basically, come in two categories - fine surface lines and deep furrows, depending on the severity of the condition. Though aging causes wrinkles, it cannot be described as their sole cause. There are a number of others factors also that lead to the formation of wrinkles.

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The loss of elasticity and moisture in the skin leads to wrinkles. Mainly seen with old age, it leads to sagging skin. Wrinkles usually appear when the collagen and elastin present in the connective tissue of the skin weaken or decrease in number. The areas most affected by wrinkles are face, neck and hands. The most prominent symptoms of wrinkles are lined and creased skin and sagging skin.

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While age is the predominant cause of wrinkles, others include over exposure to sun, smoking, pollution, drug use, stress, weight loss and loss of vitamin E from the body.

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Factors that Cause Wrinkles

• Aging

Over exposure to sun

• Light skin type

• Excessive smoking

• Exposure to dust and chemicals

• Pollution

• Prolonged water exposure

• Drug use

• Poor hydration

• Stress

• Rapid weight loss

• Depletion of vitamin E in the body

• Weight Loss

• Repeated motions, such as squinting

• Occupational and recreational habits (farming, sailing, golfing, using tanning booths, and so forth)

Some of these factors are beyond our control. The main preventive measures we can take are to minimize sun exposure and not smoke.

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Symptoms of Wrinkles

• Lined and creased skin

• Sagging skin

• Sensitive skin near the eyes, lips and neck

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles

• One of the best home treatments for wrinkles includes eggs. Apply beaten egg whites on the wrinkled skin. Let it dry and then wash off.

• Take a green seedless grape and cut it into half. Now, rub one of the halves on the wrinkled face. Leave it for 20 minutes, before rinsing off with warm water.

• Rubbing the core of a pineapple on the wrinkled area also comprises of an effective home remedy. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, before washing it off with warm water.

• Another helpful home treatment would be to apply the juice of green pineapples and apples on the face, everyday, for about 10 to 15 minutes. Apart from removing the wrinkles, it also helps in healing cracked skin.

• Applying lemon juice several times a day is likely to be effective in slowing down wrinkles.

• In 2 cups of water, add half cup of rosemary leaves and simmer for half an hour. To this, add half cup of brandy and leave on flame for 10-15 minutes. Let the mixture cool down, strain it and store. Use it to wipe the face twice every day.

• Another effective way to treat wrinkles would be to have a tbsp of shredded ginger with honey, as it will provide the skin with a healthy glow.

• In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp vodka, 1 tbsp fennel seeds and 2 tsp honey. Leave the mixture for three days. Thereafter, use it as a toner.

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• Massage the wrinkled area with castor oil. This would be helpful to slow down wrinkles.

• Another effective home remedy would be to empty the contents of 3 Vitamin E capsules in a small bowl. Add 2 tsp plain yogurt, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Using a cotton ball, apply this mixture on the face. After about 10 minutes, rinse it off.

• Prepare a mixture by adding 1/4 cup each of comfrey infusion and witch hazel, along with 10 drops of patchouli essential oil. Store the solution in a bottle and apply on the affected area with a cotton ball, every night.

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• Applying coconut oil on the wrinkled skin is considered to be a good home remedy. However, make sure you apply it only before going to bed.

• Take a little turmeric powder and add sugarcane juice to it. Form a paste and apply it on the wrinkles. Once dry, rinse it off the face. This is a useful way to treat wrinkles.

If one is serious to treat your wrinkles find a qualified dermatologist but be cautious. These treatments are expensive and mostly not covered by insurance.

Reference:

http://longevity.about.com/od/lifelongbeauty/a/wrinkles_aging.htm

http://www.medicinenet.com/wrinkles/article.htm

http://www.iloveindia.com/home-remedies/symptoms-wrinkles.html

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Comments (11)

This is a very important article, Ron. Tweeted and buzzed up, thanks.

Yuppy it is a great article

good article

Great discussion of the causes. Thanks, Ron.

This is very useful pic. You described it well on how to delay the wrinkles.

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Thank you so much for the comments my friends, its all treasured.

wrinkle

This is a very important and informative article..it helps a lot for us woman on how to fight anti aging

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Thanks wrinkle, best wishes.

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I really appreciate your quick response...hoping for another useful post..Thank you!!!

thank you! this will help a lot. i also like the diagram of lines and folds that you shared. my mom has too much worry lines. i'm glad that the anti-wrinkle cream (NeuCell) she's using is somehow working on her. stress and worry are big factors.

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Welcome Chacey and thanks a lot for the comment and appreciation.

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