Have you ever wondered why some people look in their 20s like a 30- or even 40-year-old? And why does a 50-year-old person not show their age and look like time hasn’t passed them by? We blame the genetic factor when we talk about the appearance of premature wrinkles, but most of the time, the main culprit is the unhealthy lifestyle itself. It’s important to know which factors affect your skin the most in order to avoid them and keep your skin looking young forever. Without further introduction, here are the factors that lead to premature wrinkles!
Oxidative stress has been talked about for the past decade and is at the root of premature ageing. Experts define oxidative stress as an imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants caused by the action of free radicals. Oxidative stress not only leads to wrinkles, but also to excessive fatigue, lack of concentration, muscle pain, increased susceptibility to infections and anxiety. If you haven’t heard of oxidative stress before, you should know that its occurrence is largely caused by pollution, but also by the actions you take – excessive exposure to unprotected UV rays, unhealthy and chaotic diet, smoking and more.
Excessive skin exposure to UV rays without protection.
The sun is the main culprit for premature ageing of the skin because solar radiation damages the collagen and elastin levels in the skin and causes wrinkles to appear. An important thing to note is that there are two types of UV radiation – UVB radiation which causes sunburn and UVA radiation which affects the skin deeply without causing sunburn. For this very reason, experts recommend products with SPF regardless of the time of day or season (yes, even in the cold season).
Excessive sugar consumption.
We hear all the time that sugar consumption is unhealthy, but did you know that excess sugar plays a key role in wrinkles? Once ingested, sugar goes through a glycation process, which damages collagen and elastin fibers and leads to premature ageing of the skin. This often explains why people in their 20s who are not careful with their diet get wrinkles, and why older people enjoy a velvety skin.
Lack of sleep, inadequate hydration, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, a sedentary lifestyle – all these habits are harmful not only to the body but also to the complexion, contributing to premature skin ageing. So, the next time you want to light up a cigarette or think 3 hours of sleep a night is enough, consider whether it’s really worth it.
How can you get rid of premature wrinkles?
The first step you need to take to get rid of premature wrinkles is to identify the cause and eliminate it from the start. Deluxe Clinic specialists will help you to do this, and based on the identified skin problems, they will recommend some personalized treatments – one of the most commonly used skin rejuvenation treatments is micro-needling. But there are other types of skin care treatments and products that your doctor may recommend depending on your skin problems. Schedule a visit to our clinic, enjoy a few moments of pampering and quality treatments conducted by a team of professionals!