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Wrinkles a Big Problem 

-for Some Women

The truth is that wrinkles may not be inevitable. Some women have very few of them. Others have a lot.

Wrinkles are something that most women expect to have, unless they have cosmetic surgery or some other procedure to smooth them out.

Partly by noting the differences between the two groups of women, it has been possible for scientists to determine the causes of wrinkles. Once you know what causes something, it is easier to develop a solution. Here you will learn about the causes of and the solutions for wrinkles.

Cause #1: Excessive Sun Exposure

Excessive sun exposure is often mentioned as the number one cause of wrinkles. Actually, it is not the sun, but the free radical activity stimulated by UV radiation from the sun.

Free radical molecules are naturally present in the skin. They do very little damage unless they become excited. UV radiation excites them.

Cause #2: Lack of Antioxidants

Antioxidants have the ability to neutralize free radicals before they can do any damage. Dermatological researchers have found that older skin contains fewer antioxidants than younger skin. For example, the skin contains less superoxide dismutase (SOD) and less glutathione.

When there are not enough antioxidants around to neutralize free radicals, they damage the skin’s cells, fibers and DNA strands. When new skin cells are produced, they are not exactly like they should be.

Free radicals also contribute to inflammation, which damages and degrades the skin’s elastic fibers, leading to sagging skin. Sagging skin is more wrinkled in appearance.

Cause #3: Dry Skin

When the skin is moist, it is firmer. The cells are “plump”. When the skin is dry, it looks more wrinkled and chronically dry skin is an identified cause of wrinkle formation.

Cause #4: Decrease in the Skin Cell Turnover Rate

As we age, there is a decrease in certain biological processes. Skin rejuvenation is one of the processes affected. When we are young, the skin’s stem cells produce thousands of new cells per day. That rate declines significantly with age.

Cause #5: Decreased Skin Firmness

When the skin is firm, it is naturally less wrinkled. If the skin starts to sag, all sorts of wrinkles can appear. The decrease in skin firmness that is experienced with age has to do with decreased production of collagen and elastin, as well as lower levels of the skin’s hyaluronic acid.

You should know that some manufacturers of anti-aging creams capitalize on your knowledge of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid by including them as ingredients in the cream. Those ingredients do not work. The molecules are too large for the skin to absorb them. There are ingredients that do work and those are the ultimate wrinkle solution.

The Solutions for Wrinkles

Even though there are four causes, you don’t really need four solutions. What you need is a good anti-aging cream that addresses all of the causes of wrinkles.

You can learn about specific ingredients that help to reverse sun damage, improve the skin’s antioxidant content, heal dry skin, stimulate skin cell production and improve skin firmness in this article The Wrinkles Solution for Women