Does Dry Skin Cause Wrinkles?
“Here’s the bare fact: you will age. But the good news is the physical signs of aging can be reduced by making wise lifestyle choices with your nutrition, sleep, beauty, and more.” - X.O. Robin
Does dry skin cause wrinkles?
Not exactly. Dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles are all caused by the same changes in the body. These changes are visible in the skin, but actually originate in the genes and the body’s organs.
Treating the surface of your skin is helpful in softening the appearance of wrinkles, but prevention of wrinkles requires addressing their formation on a deeper level.
Are wrinkles just a part of the natural aging process?
In broad terms, yes.
The Mayo Clinic states that repeated facial expressions such as squinting and smiling lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
Their website states, “Each time you use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin. And as skin ages, it loses its flexibility and is no longer able to spring back into place. These grooves then become permanent features on your face.”
(Squinting, maybe—get yourself some good sunglasses and a hat!)
How can wrinkles be prevented?
Two universal steps that apply to everybody: stop smoking, and stay out of the sun.
Smoking cigarettes introduces hundreds of toxins into your body, and also decreases blood flow to your skin and major organs, so the repair-process is interrupted.
Exposure to the sun launches the signs of aging. In fact, UV exposure is the single most damaging factor in skin-aging.
Let’s break it down:
Skin aging is the result of two independent, distinct biological processes.
These are called intrinsic and extrinsic aging:
1-Intrinsic aging affects the entire body. It is an innate, or inner, process, and cannot be prevented.
2-Extrinsic aging is the result of exposure to external factors, primarily sun exposure (UV).
Most of the visible signs of aging in the skin are caused by extrinsic factors, and may be controlled.
A major element in intrinsic skin aging in women is the loss of estrogen and progesterone, which perhaps surprisingly begins in the mid-20s! (See reference )
This decrease in hormone production, especially after menopause, results in a loss of collagen, loss of skin elasticity, loss of moisture, and wrinkling as a result.
Exposure to UV intensifies the effects of both intrinsic and extrinsic aging, so protect your skin daily with 50 Fierce Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Moisturizer & Sunscreen.
And the presence of airborne pollution particles in our air—not just in major cities, by the way— also trips the trigger on aging.
Although intrinsic and extrinsic aging are two separate processes, they have one important thing in common: the destruction caused by free radicals in the skin.
A game-changer in preventing wrinkles is repairing this damage and future damage by putting antioxidants at the top of your healthy habits-list for 2020.
To get the most benefit from antioxidants, include them as important foods on your plate at every meal, and choose skincare products that base their formulation on the whole-body benefits of antioxidants.
Antioxidant foods are easy to spot in the market: just look for intensely pigmented fruits and veggies.
Dark green vegetables are an example, and so are dark red, blue and purple berries and pomegranate.
The natural phyto-pigments (“phyto” means “plant”) in these foods actually are signals that they’re antioxidants, so pick out a rainbow of produce to help your body stay strong and help skin stay vibrant.
Robin’s collection is formulated with antioxidants, especially vitamin C, ginseng and other herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine such as green tea, pomegranate, blueberry and squalane as the foundation for shielding, repairing and energizing skin to prevent dryness and wrinkles from forming.
Robin reminds us not to view time as the enemy, because time gives us experience, skill, wisdom, and memories.
Instead, look at time as a dance-partner. Just make sure that you “lead," by being proactive about your health and beauty!
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