Along with the natural aging process come wrinkles. Collagen and Elastin are two types of proteins found in the connective tissues of the skin. Since they have great elastic property, they help the skin retain its original shape when stretched or contracted. As people get older, the Collagen and Elastin get weak and inactive with changes in fibroblasts which produce Collagen and Elastin. It is helpful to apply skin creams that contain Collagen to make up for loss of Collagen in your skin tissues.
What is the cause of premature wrinkles?
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Other than wrinkles due to old age, people also suffer from premature wrinkles. This is due to several causes such as exposure to sunlight, smoking, pollution, drugs, chronic stress, deficiency in Vitamin E and genetics. If someone in your family has premature wrinkles than you are also at the risk of getting them due to genetic predisposition. Also, sudden weight loss due to ill health can lead to premature wrinkles. Make sure you drink at least 2 liters of water daily to keep skin well hydrated and flush out toxins.
Olive oil massage can reduce wrinkles.
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Olive oil is a timeless classic when it comes to skin care. Olive oil is considered to be a rich source of antioxidants that protect skin by preventing the formation of free radicals which is one of the major causes of premature wrinkles. This oil is also rich in Vitamin E, so a daily application of this oil at night on face and hands has major long-term benefits. For an added advantage, mix few drops of honey and glycerin with olive oil and apply on wrinkled skin. This will help regenerate skin cells.
Pulling on the skin causes wrinkles.
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People conscious about their skin get very annoyed if someone pulls their cheeks. It is an absolute myth that pulling on the skin causes wrinkles. Everyday activity like shaving or putting eye make-up only stretches skin for a very short period. Skin is very resilient and does not loosen up by such short-term activities. Skin shall only loosen up and form wrinkles as a result of an obese person losing weight since the skin has been stretched for years and has taken that large shape. Add a banana to your daily diet. Since bananas contain vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamins A, B, E and F they are an internal remedy for wrinkles and fine lines.
Aloe Vera gel is an ingredient of most anti-wrinkle creams.
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Aloe Vera is one of the most effective natural remedies for skin care and is used in almost every anti-wrinkle cream today. This miracle plant speeds up the production of Collagen and Elastin and keeps skin well hydrated, smooth and wrinkle-free. Aloe Vera is rich in anti-oxidants and fights free radicals which are responsible for causing wrinkles. It is advised to use pure Aloe Vera gel straight from plants rather than skin creams which contain hardly any amount of Aloe Vera in them.