7 Things That Cause Wrinkles ...


7 Things That Cause Wrinkles ...
7 Things That Cause Wrinkles ...

Aging gracefully and aging prematurely – which one would you rather choose? Some prefer not to think about it until it’s too late, some are literally obsessed with it while some prefer baby steps – painless, small lifestyle changes that often bring amazing results. Not all things that cause wrinkles can be foreseen or prevented, of course, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit and wait, hoping time will be good to you. So take a look at this 7 most popular things that cause wrinkles and decide which aspects of your life could be improved in a way that says, “Wrinkles? Not in this lifetime!”

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Smiling and Frowning

Smiling and Frowning Photo Credit: Yasemin Güngör

Facial expressions like smiling and frowning do have a lot to do with wrinkles but that doesn’t mean you need to think twice before deciding to express your true feelings. You can, however, reduce wrinkle-inducing facial expressions that have nothing to do with feelings but habits instead. For example – did you know that drinking through a straw also creates wrinkles? Yup! Just lose the straw and you’re already doing something good for your face!


Sun and Tanning Beds

Sun and Tanning Beds Photo Credit: Adolescence empty

Would you be surprised to know that both sun and tanning beds fall under the category of things that cause wrinkles? I guess not, although I could name a few girls who actually think tanning beds are healthy. I won’t be the one to throw stones here as I love sun and sun tanning too but I will underline the importance of sun block, hats and sunglasses.


Unhealthy Diets

Unhealthy Diets Photo Credit: nina_b

A new miraculous but totally unhealthy diet won’t benefit you in any way – you won’t lose a lot of weight, your metabolism will go crazy, your body will become weak and skin dull. Take away all those precious nutrients, vitamins and minerals and your skin won’t have anything to “feed” on. Your body and skin need it all- vitamins, minerals, proteins, even good fats and sugars so forget “revolutionary” and start thinking about “balanced”.



Cigarettes Photo Credit: Carol Souza :]

Well, isn’t this a surpise? LOL! Cigarettes will make your shrivel prematurely, there is no doubt about it. Unfortunately, giving them up once and for all is very, very hard. I won’t start with those boring “It’s baaad and expensive” lines but wish you luck, instead, so – once you finally decide to leave cigarettes, do it and never look back!



Genes Photo Credit: footloosiety

Some people tend to be more prone to wrinkles than others and “genes” are the only explanation I can come up with. Now, I’m not sure how “scientifically correct” this claim is so, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. My sister, for example, got her first wrinkles in elementary school and I still don’t have any, which is totally weird because I am the older sister, ex-anorexic and the one with extremely dry skin.



Toxins Photo Credit: Kâmilah Hauache

The world we live in is so toxic, listing things that cause wrinkles sounds like mission impossible. Don’t get all depressed now, because you CAN do something to help your body dispose of those toxins faster. Foods rich in anti-oxidants could help you win this battle so consult the ORAC scale, browse for more info on so-called super foods and start eating more of those.


Hormonal Changes

Hormonal Changes Photo Credit: shamelessmag

Hormonal changes are one of the lesser known things that cause wrinkles and, although these are often totally out of our control, knowing more about the whole thing could prove to be very useful. Levels of estrogen and collagen are somehow connected so once a natural or sudden hormonal change occurs and our body starts producing less female hormones, the skin starts suffering too.

Could you, maybe, add some more things that cause wrinkles? You can mention everything from well-known, hard facts to interesting, new and even questionable theories.

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