Skin Wrinkles

Natural and herbal remedies for the treatment of skin wrinkles on the face, neck, body and under the eyes.

    Skin Wrinkles

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    1. What are Skin Wrinkles?
    2. What Causes Skin Wrinkles?
    3. Diagnosing Skin Wrinkles
    4. Help for Skin Wrinkles
    5. More Information on Skin Wrinkles

    What are Skin Wrinkles?

    Wrinkles are one of the most natural and obvious progressions of aging. While most of us would like to deter the changes occurring in our skin, unfortunately we cannot simply wish away the rate of aging. Wrinkles and creases that appear around the eye area or on the cheek bones or forehead prematurely are often due to environmental influences. Ironing out these wrinkles can be avoided at an earlier age with the correct skin regimen, a healthy diet, eliminating smoking and excessive exposure to the sun.


    What Causes Skin Wrinkles?

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    Wrinkles develop as a result of the gradual wearing away of the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) which is made up of dead tissue. When the cells in the deepest most part of the epidermis known as the dermis dies and becomes smaller, the skin loses its elasticity and resilience. As the tissue in the dermis shrinks, wrinkles are caused in the epidermis.

    Other factors that may contribute to the development of wrinkles

    Other factors may also contribute to the development of wrinkles and these include:

      • Excessive sun exposure
      • Poor diet
      • Smoking
      • A lack of vitamins and minerals
      • Excessive intake of alcohol
      • Scrubbing the skin with harsh substances
      • Sleeping on your side or stomach
      • Frowning and squinting

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    Diagnosing Skin Wrinkles

    If you notice any abnormal changes to your skin that accompanies your wrinkles, it would be best to consult a health practitioner or a dermatologist. For instance, if your skin is excessively wrinkled at an early age, any spots or pigmentation occurs, skin lesions appear or a spot becomes painful or bleeds, certain tests may need to be performed. These tests include a detailed examination and skin biopsy.

    Help for Skin Wrinkles

    Although wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, there are various treatment options to reduce the appearance of skin wrinkles. Several anti-wrinkle creams and lotions containing alpha-hydroxy acids are available over-the-counter to smooth lines or wrinkles and increase the volume of tissue cells – these creams are not a miracle cure and cannot remove wrinkles!

    Chemical peels and laser resurfacing are techniques used to remove dead cells from the surface layer of the skin thereby stimulating the regenerative process. Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections may also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles temporarily. More recently, people are choosing plastic surgery to eliminate wrinkles.

    Natural remedies

    Herbs have been used for centuries to support and maintain skin health by retaining moisture and elasticity as well as alleviating wrinkles. Two well known herbs such as Galium aperine (Cleavers) and Trifolium pratense (red clover) have a wide range of therapeutic benefits that act as a cleansing tonic, blood purifier and lymphatic cleanser. Homeopathic ingredients such as Natrium muriaticum, Kalium muriaticum and Kalium sulphate help to maintain skin health and support the regenerative processes of the skin.

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    Tips to prevent skin wrinkles

    There are several preventative measures that can be taken to reduce wrinkles and ensure a healthy looking skin. Follow these useful tips:

    • Eat a healthy, well balanced diet filled with fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains to improve the appearance of skin
    • Exercise regularly to keep the blood flowing and oxygen to the skin
    • Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and to help cleanse the body’s system
    • Get plenty of sleep to improve the appearance of skin
    • Learn to relax your face muscles, as jaw clenching, frowning and grimacing all adds to facial wrinkles
    • Establish a good skin care routine by always cleansing and moisturizing the face in the morning and at night
    • Always wear sunscreen even if you are only going outside for short periods
    • Have frequent facial massages to help retain moisture and elasticity and increase blood flow in the facial area
    • Maintain a healthy weight because becoming overweight can cause sagging, wrinkled skin
    • Wear wide brim hats and sunglasses to protect the face and eye areas from the harsh sunlight
    • Avoid sun beds and tanning salons, as they provide a high of concentration UV rays
    • Reduce your intake of alcohol, which increases capillary leakage and causes sagging and puffiness
    • Stop smoking, as it increases wrinkles and skin damage
    • Reduce stress and anxiety by practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises, yoga or meditation
    • Train yourself to lie on your back when sleeping – sleeping on your side or stomach creates wrinkles

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