You always hear people talking about how they can treat wrinkles with an untold method or some magic lotion that can magically remove the wrinkles on your face once and for all. But what you don’t hear very often is whether wrinkles can be reversed or not, so can wrinkles be reversed?
In this article we will thoroughly explain to you, how wrinkles are formed, who is the most likely to develop wrinkles and last but not least, can it be reversed? And perhaps summarize the methods you can use to reverse your wrinkles or fine lines.
Skin care is important for many reasons, and that is why you should start implementing a skin care routine that fits your daily routine, so that you can reduce skin conditions like wrinkles, acne and some more.
What Causes Wrinkles To Form?
The first thing you need to know is, that getting wrinkles is just a natural process of life, your skin will not stay the same forever.
It may seem like some people never develop such a thing, their face may seem like it has never aged, not one bit. That’s probably because their skin age differently than yours.
Wrinkles are usually formed on the face and neck, places that have the most exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light are the most likely to develop wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet.
Though it is true that sun is one of the major factor when it comes to causing wrinkles, it is not the only reason.
Things like your diet and genetics can play just as big of a role if not bigger. Smoking is also something you should look out for, it can contribute to making your wrinkles worse than it already is.
At the end of the day, I would advise you to just implement a proper skin care routine.
Your skin will benefit from it for years to come, and that’s exactly what you want.
Who Is The Most Likely To Develop Wrinkles?
I hear people asking this question all the time. I know it will come as no surprise when I say the answer is people that are 50 and older. With that being said there are cases of premature aging which causes wrinkles and such on an early age. Premature aging is not all that common, and it is also known as progeria.
People that are prematurely aging will have symptoms like their skin thinning and becoming less elastic.
But premature aging is not the only reason, some people might get premature wrinkles without prematurely aging. You can get wrinkles as early as in your twenties.
There are two classifications I know, dynamic and static wrinkles. One, you get between 20-30 and the other is 30 and above.
Dynamic wrinkles are the ones you get when you laugh, or smile, it comes out when your facial expression changes. The other one is static, it stays even when your facial muscles are resting.
Those are usually the kind of wrinkles people are talking about and are scared of when they talk about the sudden rapid aging of the skin.
The Main Factors We Can Change
I know I told you earlier about some main factors that’s causing your wrinkles. Now I am going to talk about the ones that you have full control of to prevent getting wrinkles in an early age. Perhaps even reverse your age by 20 years, just for keeping an eye out for these factors.
Here is a summarized list of the main factors which you can take control of.
- Your Diet
- Quit Smoking
- Don’t Pick On Your Pimples
- Put On Sunscreen
Holding a diet is not easy, it never was and it will never be, but is it a necessity? For sure. The way your skin grows has a lot to do with what you put in your mouth. There are certain foods that can help you “reverse” your wrinkles, I am going to name a few of them just for you.
And maybe you can start looking for them the next time you go grocery shopping.
- Lentils and Beans – These superfood are full of nutrients and also high in fiber. There’s a reason they are considered to be one of the few superfood, they are extremely good for the skin and are low glycemic which helps in regulating the blood sugar level.
- Green Tea – I hope you were expecting this one, green tea is almost always on the list when it comes to how beneficial it is for the skin and the overall health. It contains a variety of antioxidants, some of which fights inflammation of the skin.
- Blueberries – Berries aren’t just one of my favorite kind of food/fruit. They are so easy to eat and are packed with tons of amazing vitamins. Just like green tea, it has a variety of antioxidants as well, ready to enhance your body.
- Citrus Fruits – For the last recommendation I will put in my second favorite fruit of all time, a good expression changing sour citrus fruit like lemon or grapefruit. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
Stop Smoking, Quit it!
I know how you feel if you are used to smoking, but I hate to be the bringer of bad news, if you don’t already know, it is bad. Smoking is bad and dangerous for numerous reasons, and your skin is absolutely one of them.
Aside from the obvious reasons like it will harm your lungs, heart and perhaps even your brain, your skin will take a big toll as well. Smoking will wreak havoc on your appearance if you don’t stop now.
You can increase the risk of getting psoriasis, an autoimmune related skin condition.
It is also proven that people who smokes are more likely to develop baggy eyes, because they are more prone to a bad night’s sleep.
Remember those pretty white teeth you had, yea those will get even worse because of the nicotine found in cigarettes.
I know it’s hard to stop, especially a bad habit that’s extremely addictive, but trust me you will not regret it one bit if you overcome this habit.
Don’t Be a Pimple-Popper
This one is another bad habit you can easily develop, but not as bad as smoking in the sense that it won’t be as harmful to your health, except your skin’s health that is.
I have had acne for almost a decade, and I have probably popped thousands of pimples in my life, and yes, I am speaking from experience. I regret having done so, and I am sure you will as well once you start seeing your skin becoming less and less appealing.
Popping your pimples won’t directly create wrinkles on your face, but on the long run, the damage you did when you were popping those puses filled pimples, what it does is, it’s damaging your skin’s natural look with infection and such.
I am pretty sure if you ask your dermatologist, she’ll say the same. That’s how I learned my lesson and stopped popping pimples ever since.
Sunscreen is More Important Than You Think
I talk about sunscreen all the time, and how important it is for you, I even made a review about the best sunscreen in my opinion, you can check out my review about the La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 here.
The harmful UVA and UVB from the sun is the biggest factor that causes your wrinkles.
You probably think, it is alright, it shouldn’t be too harmful because everyone walks in the sun. What if I told you that about 90% of the way your skin changes when you age is caused by the sun?
And that about 80% of the way your face age is also due to sun exposure. If that still doesn’t turn on that light bulb in your head, then perhaps you don’t deserve better skin after all.
It doesn’t hurt to put on some sun lotion or sunscreen before you head out, takes about 5 minutes at the very most, think about it.
Reverse Your Wrinkles?
Now what is the conclusion? Can wrinkles be reversed? The answer is, YES. Your wrinkles can be reversed or prevented. You can do so by implementing natural methods that focuses on the root cause of the problem as long as they can protect against the loss of collagen on your skin.
Collagen is what you should focus on when you plan on getting rid of your wrinkles.
Another way to do that, and perhaps a more efficient way, is to use an effective anti aging cream or anti wrinkle cream. I have composed a list of the best anti wrinkle creams here for you to check it out.
I hope this article was informative enough for you and helped you realize how important certain things are like putting on sunscreen and what food to look out for.
If this has helped you in any way possible, please leave a comment down below. If you have a question or two, feel free to ask and I will answer them.