The more we age, fine lines and wrinkles are also more apparent. But in fact, genetic factors is not very great effect on skin aging.
"Genetic factors affect only 20 to 30 percent. So you have more control and maintain skin strength," said Doris Day, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at New York Medical Center.
Well, that aging skin is not happening faster, you need to know the other factors that trigger wrinkle. Reporting from Real Simple, 5 it is that causes wrinkles and how to prevent it.
"Sugar will damage the collagen and elastin (fibers that support skin strength), which can cause the skin sags and wrinkles," said Leslie Baumann, dermatologist in Miami Beach.
Prevention: Limit consumption of simple carbohydrates like white rice and white bread. Reduce too soft drinks (soft drinks), sweets and honey. The food is quickly converted into sugar in the body.
If you really want to eat sweet, choose snacks are like dark chocolate (dark chocolate). The content of antioxidants in dark chocolate may protect skin from free radicals.
You also need to increase consumption of vitamin C. Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City said, vitamin C helps produce collagen. Papaya, strawberries, broccoli, oranges and kiwi is a food that contains lots of vitamin C.
Often on a plane
Maybe you're wondering what to do on a plane with aging skin? Dr. Marmur explains, while at altitude, you become closer to the sun. So the sun more easily through the window. Not just wrinkles, often traveling by plane can increase the risk of skin cancer.
The air up there is also very dry. Without good moisture, the skin is more easily dry and constricted.
Prevention: Drink as much water as possible during the flight, avoid alcohol and salty foods, apply a moisturizer and sunscreen SPF 15. Make sure you apply sunblock 30 minutes before boarding the plane. If you sit by the window, pull the lid down.
Stress increases the production of the hormone cortisol, which can damage collagen and elastin and reduces the skin's ability to repair itself. Without your awareness, stress also makes facial expressions changed. Fredic According to Brandt, a dermatologist in Miami and New York, stress makes the face tightened, grimaced and frowned. Repetitive muscle contractions that can leave permanent lines.
Prevention: Exercise can minimize stress. Select a sport such as yoga, Tai Chi and fast way. These exercises can decrease levels of stress due to blood circulation and respiratory flow better.
"With menopause, removing small amounts of estrogen," says Arielle Kauvar, dermatologist and director of New York Laser & Skin Care in New York City.
"Estrogen stimulates collagen production and oil, your skin becomes dry, wrinkles and sagging."
Prevention: To prevent wrinkles after menopause, you can increase hormone therapy or hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Lack of sleep
Mary P Lupo, a dermatologist professor at Tulane University in New Orlens say, the skin may improve their condition in the evening. If you are not getting enough sleep and nyeyak, skin tissue can be damaged. Lack of sleep can also trigger stress.
Prevention: Make it a habit to sleep for eight to nine hours each day. In order to better sleep, turn off your electronic devices such as lamps, TV and mobile phone half an hour before bedtime. Another strategy, try to sleep on their backs. "If you usually sleep with the face that leaned against the pillow, it will be easier wrinkled," said Lupo.