Wrinkles are an unavoidable part of the natural aging process that each of our bodies go through. As we get older, the skin becomes drier, thinner and less elastic, and as a result, it is less able to save itself from any damage it may encounter. Although wrinkles may seem inevitable due to aging, as well as genetics, there are certain things that you can do to delay the onset of wrinkles, as well as to reduce the ones that are already starting to form.

woman sunbathing in a swimming pool.

The Sun
The sun is the number one cause of wrinkles, and plays an even bigger part than genetics. When the skin is exposed to UV light, the collagen and elastic fibers that lie deep within our skin and form the connective tissues, start to break down. Without the support of these connective tissues, our skin loses its flexibility and strength, causing it to sag and wrinkle. To reduce your wrinkles and prevent others from forming prematurely, limit your exposure to the sun and make sure to use a good sunscreen, which will not only prevent wrinkles, but will also protect you against skin cancer.

Woman smoking a cigarette.

Smoking
Although some of the research that has been carried out on the links between smoking and wrinkles is controversial, there are more and more studies being done that are proving that cigarette smoke causes the skin to age. The smoke releases an enzyme that breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin, resulting in wrinkles. Smoking has also been proven to reduce the blood supply to the skin, again causing damage and wrinkles. If you are a smoker and have been noticing an increase in wrinkles, it could be a sign that it is time for you to quit!

Woman sleeping on her back.

Sleep on Your Back
Studies have shown that sleeping in the same position night after night causes wrinkles to form, and as we get older, these won’t disappear soon after waking. Sleeping on your side increases the wrinkles on your cheeks and chin, so sleeping on your back is the best solution. Special pillows can be purchased to keep you from rolling over if you are finding yourself back on your side each morning. No matter which position you sleep in, it is important that your body gets adequate rest, since a lack of sleep results in the production of cortisol, a hormone that breaks down the body’s skin cells. A good night’s sleep helps the body to produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which will help the skin to keep its elasticity and remain thick, all of which prevent wrinkles from forming.

When it comes to topical treatments for wrinkles, there are many products available on the market, all claiming to work miracles. The ones that work best contain certain ingredients, so always look out for Vitamin C, Retinoids, and Idebenone, as these help to decrease wrinkles while combating the effects of sun damage. Products that increase collagen production, such as ones that contain growth factors, are also great for significantly decreasing wrinkles. OROGOLD reviews from customers have particularly spoken in favor of the 24K Collagen Renewal Cream and the 24K Collagen Renewal Night Repair for those with wrinkled skin. So think about spending your $500 worth of OROGOLD products voucher on products from the Collagen Collection if you have wrinkled skin.

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