We all know what wrinkles are, but are you aware that there are in total of four types of wrinkles. But whatever types there are, it is alright to just call it wrinkles. Then why am I stating the types of wrinkles? Well, that is because every wrinkle has its own treatment.
We also know that wrinkles happen with time. But if you would have noticed, many women have wrinkles even in their twenties. Ever thought why wrinkles appear?
What Are The Causes Of Wrinkles?
The most notable cause of wrinkles is age. As you mature, the skin typically becomes more delicate, less hydrated, and less flexible, causing lines to develop.
Some other causes include:
- exposure to ultraviolet light (sunlight)
- squinting, smiling, frowning
Types Of Wrinkles
Wrinkles can be of multiple forms and density. At first, they were divided into two broad categories:
Dynamic Wrinkles – These lines result from repeated facial movements that form rigid wrinkles on the skin.
Static Wrinkles – These lines occur from your skin losing flexibility and collagen and due to which, it ultimately sags.
They Were Further Divided Into 2 Further Categories.
- Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids
These wrinkles often recognized by little parallel lines that vanish when your skin is stretched tight. These wrinkles are very common in many women at an early age. Also, they can appear anywhere on your body.
These wrinkles are caused because of collagen and elasticity loss leading to skin sagging. It is mainly a result of the sun. Sun damage unleashes the free radicals in our skin causing the breakdown of collagen.
- Permanent Elastic Creases
These are crease lines that end up converting permanent wrinkles as we grow. You might have noticed these wrinkles on cheeks, upper lips, and base of the neck. Just like the above, this also is a cause of repeated sun exposure. Smoking is also a big factor in increasing the risk of these wrinkles as whenever you smoke, you expose your skin surface to chemicals and carcinogens.
Treatments For Wrinkles
OTC wrinkle creams: These are the least expensive medications that help you get rid of wrinkles when regularly used. Some popular medications include menarini tretinoin gel and amylac cream.
Some other expensive treatments include:
- Chemical peel
- laser skin resurfacing
- Vitamin A retinoids
- facelift surgery
Some of the most common home treatments are:
- Nourishing oils – argon, jojoba, coconut, olive, and castor.
- Aloe vera
- Banana mask
- egg whites
- Vitamin C