After all, only older people get them right? Wrong! Premature wrinkles are a real problem.
Think of all of the people you know.
I'm sure there are a few sporting premature wrinkles who are still in their 30's and 40's.
So what makes some people get wrinkles early, while others seem to look ageless forever? Here are some of the most common causes of premature wrinkles: Genes I can't say enough about the benefits of having good genes when it comes to warding off wrinkles.
If you are lucky enough to have the right DNA, you can keep wrinkles away much longer than someone who doesn't.
The Environment Believe it or not, your environment can have a lot to do with whether or not you develop premature wrinkles.
Free radicals are a major source of wrinkles, and if you live in an area that has a lot of smog, dirt, dust and grime in the air, you could be damaging your skin's ability to rejuvenate itself.
Stress too can be a big wrinkle inducer, and living in a stress-filled environment can - and will - set you up for a more wrinkles appearance.
Overall Health One of the best ways to beat the effects of again is to eat a well-balanced diet rich is essential fats, vitamins and minerals; get plenty of exercise and drink loads of water.
A healthy body doesn't just feel great - it looks great too! Personal Skin Care Regime Neglected skin tends to wrinkle earlier than skin that is well cared for.
To avoid premature wrinkles, be sure to keep your skin clean, exfoliated and well moisturized.
Use only natural ingredients, avoiding parabens and other chemicals in any lotions, creams and cleansers you use.
Sun Exposure Dangerous UV exposure is the #1 cause of wrinkles! Too much sun (and too many sunburns) damaging your skin's ability to rejuvenate itself and can lead to collagen loss as well as hyaluronic acid loss.
Using a good SFP sunscreen each and every time you go outdoors is the best way to prevent premature wrinkles due to sun damage.
Personal Habits Smoking can and does cause wrinkles.
Cigarettes tend to dry out the skin and decrease its ability to make newer, smoother skin cells.
Stop smoking now to avoid wrinkles later.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to control premature wrinkles - or even stop them from appearing in the first place! If you take care of your body and your skin, you can keep wrinkles away until your 50's and beyond! Don't let the lines on your face give away your age - or make people think that you're older than you really are.
Start taking better care of your skin today and it'll continue to take care of you for decades to come.