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If the sun really caused wrinkles so badly?

If the sun really caused wrinkles so badly? Topic: Sag california
May 24, 2019 / By Godiva
Question: I keep hearing how the sun and UV are the worst things for wrinkles EVER!!!!(note exclamation marks) bad sun exposure is said to be the number one cause of aging, above all else and yet, hear where I live in england, there really is no sun, like from september til april, it's strength is pipsqueak, sunburn is impossible and it's overcast alot of the time. There's only about 3 weeks in the year where you could possibly get sunburn. I look around and people still seem to age get wrinkled/look terrible at young ages I meet a load of australians, and logically they should look awful and like leather bags, but they mostly look maybe a tiny bit better...:S people from california/florida dont look any more aged. So is it mostly just genetics, and in our crazy fearful human society (I mean, loads of people thought the world would end last friday for **** sake) are we just panicking over nothing I think so much beauty advice is bunk, like, do men use anti-ageing creams, no? many still look hot, and good in older age. Smoking's bad? everyone used to smoke years ago and they werent all ugly monsters. This generatiion produced garbo and vivien leigh who chain smoked so what's going on here?
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Devan Devan | 5 days ago
I'm old enough to have wrinkles and I don't. I'm mostly Italian in ancestry. I'm a Euro mix, but the Italian skin won. I don't have wrinkles and neither does my mother. Our faces may sag with age, but we don't wrinkle, because we live in the cloudy Hudson Valley and it's cold most of the year. So put a southern European or an African or an Indian, etc. in a cold climate and we may lack vitamin D, but we won't wrinkle. Genetics and climate have a lot to do with it. I bet black women in England don't have wrinkles at age 60. ;-)
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Devan Originally Answered: How can I avoid wrinkles?
Ok, here's the skinny on what I've done and it's worked amazingly well...I'm also not a fan of Botox so here's what I do. 1. I started using Retina-A which is a product derived from vitamin A. It's by prescription only but I was able to get it from my normal doctor without having to go through a dermatologist. You can get the generic version which, for me is not covered by insurance. There's three different strengths (cost ~40 but the tube has lasted me over 3 months at a time. Now this doesn't take away the deep wrinkles but it makes your skin look very youthful. It does however take away fine wrinkles and helps keep new ones from forming, it also REALLY lightens the sunspots from sun damage. Now with that said, sunscreen is a must. Nutragena makes an SPF 45 that protects against UVA/UVB and smells really pleasant. 2. Eating right is a must but but not always realistic. So I also take Flaxseed oil and a multivitamin everyday just to keep my skin hydrated and my body healthy.The flaxseed is filled with different types omega's that skin craves. Also drinking water is always highly recommended. I live in a really dry cold climate so it's an essential in the winter. 3. Do you sleep on your belly, side or back. I didn't realize but wrinkles can be caused by your sleeping position. I sleep on my side and hate to sleep on my back, I'm not sure I can adjust just yet but I'm working on it. I read people who sleep on their belly's (mostly men) get wrinkles on their foreheads while side sleepers get wrinkles on their cheeks and eyes. Another idea is to purchase Frownies. Look into them if your interested because they do work. I had a pretty bad 11 between my eyebrows, I use them at night and they took it away. They are these little pads, you wet one side and stick it to your forehead, it keeps you from making using those muscles that encourage the wrinkles. The foreheads are the most comfortable. Frownies.com sells them for 20 bucks a box (144 pads) but I got them off the internet for 14 or so. The down side of this is you can't stop using them or the lines will come back. They make them for the side of the mouth and eyes but I think those are really uncomfortable to sleep in, not to mention it looks a little silly. I also read using a satin pillowcase is much better than cotton to help with those sleep wrinkles. 4. If you love to exercise then here's one for you. Growth hormones really help keep skin young looking, but around the age 27ish it really starts to taper off. Now you can buy supplements but I would stay away from them. One way to increase your growth hormones is to exercise above your target heartrate ~85 % for 10 minutes three times a week (exercising in your THR does not increase this hormone). One great way is on a treadmill or jogging. My routine is a 5 minute warm up then jog for 20 minutes at my target heart rate then 2 minutes of walking followed by a minute or two running at ~85%, I do this on and off for about 10 to 20 minutes. There's all sorts of ways to figure out your heart rate if you don't already know. Just do an online search and you'll find a million calculators. Anyways the research has shown that a person can increase their growth hormone levels by 534% by increasing their VO2 max (which I just described). I read this hormone is released when you are sleeping so it's also important to get enough hours of rest in too. Apparently supplements can not increase it this much. Another way of increasing your VO2 is by weight training, It too has profound effects on this hormone. Circuit training with weights will really get that heart pumping as I'm sure you know. Anyways hope this helps, I'm 33 and have spent a tone of time in the sun in my earlier years. My approach to wrinkes after much research is to not only take care of the outside but taking care of the inside I believe gives you much more bang for the buck. So far I've helped reverse the aging process more than I've expected not too mention fit in to jeans that were unthinkable for the last 5 years! -good luck!!

Candi Candi
Any sun exposure is bad. The only two times in my life I have been burned was, in fact, in England. People don't take enough precautions here, because they think the sun 'isn't strong enough.' It can be, and it's still the sun. You see people running arround, red as lobsters, when the temperature hits 80, with no lotion on at all. Aussies are told from childhood to use sun protection--even so, they have a very high skin cancer rate. I have known many people with one relative in the UK and one in Australia, and generally, by old age, the Australian WILL have much more lined skin. I also used to work in western Canada (rainy) and used to be able to immediately spot Americans visiting from places like Arizona--by 60 their faces were like the desert floor, parched and cracked. Men's skin is thicker...they are less likely to line because of that. However, most face creams are indeed nonsense unless your skin actually feels dry and tight or is flaky. Smoking...depends. Certainly heavy smokers do get yellowed fingers and teeth but many people don't either. But forget your looks, it certainly is bad for you in every other way.
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Amanda Amanda
It's a combination of things. The sun is an issue - compare a old person's face to their bum. Well, you probably can't but... any exposed skin will be tougher, and more wrinkled. Smoking is a huge factor as well. It robs the skin of collagen, which is the thing that keeps skin elastic. A 50 year old person who smokes typically looks about 70. Dry places make a difference as well, as hydrated skin wrinkles less. And, genetics plays a role - so, it is a whole combination of things.
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Wallace Wallace
Genetics play a major role. Others wear cosmetics and use harsh creams that cause premature wrinkles. Also pulling at your facial skin can cause wrinkles (especially around the eyes).
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Wallace Originally Answered: How to prevent wrinkles?
Wrinkles. Many of us dread the arrival of those lines, crinkles, and creases, but we know they'll etch their way into our faces sooner or later. You can't avoid aging, obviously, but it turns out that you don't have to end up with a prunelike complexion. If you follow some commonsense home remedies, you can prevent some wrinkling and continue to put your best face forward. First, it's important to understand how skin ages and why we end up with wrinkles. One cause of skin aging occurs as the skin begins to wear out. By the time a person reaches 70 or 80, the skin and bones (including the skull) begin to thin and the layer of fat underneath the skin shrinks. Another factor that comes into play over the years, causing skin to sag, is gravity. The corners of the mouth turn down, and the upper lip may disappear altogether. Eyelids droop, the tip of the nose dips, and jowls forms. Even your ears will begin to hang a little lower. Sleep lines can add to your facial etchings, too, as can the facial expressions you've worn through the years. The muscles that make you laugh, cry, wink, and pucker your lips pull on the skin, which can leave permanent creases over time. Still, these mostly unavoidable physiological changes actually play a very small role in the development of wrinkles. Unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays is by far the biggest culprit. That so-called healthy glow you get from a tan is anything but healthy for your skin. So while you can't prevent certain body changes, you can protect your skin from the greatest culprit in wrinkle formation and help lessen the impact of some of the contributing factors. Read the following home remedies to find out how. Wear sunscreen every day. Applying sunscreen with a sun-protective factor (SPF) of at least 15 and avoiding the sun as much as possible from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., when its rays are most intense, has two major benefits: Not only will you minimize your chance of growing wrinkled with age, you'll guard against skin cancer, which in its most serious form can be fatal. Basking in the warm sun may feel wonderful, but you'll hopefully find it harder to relax once you know that ultraviolet radiation is damaging cells that support your skin and keep it firm and young looking. It destroys both collagen (a fibrous protein) and elastin (a protein that forms flexible tissue fibers), found in the lower layer of skin. The loss of these two important proteins causes the skin to lose elasticity and promotes wrinkle formation. How susceptible you are to sun damage depends on the kind of skin you inherited from your parents. Fair-skinned individuals burn more easily, while darker-skinned individuals have more of the pigment that helps protect against the sun's ultraviolet rays. No matter what type of skin you have, however, your skin will thank you if you apply sunscreen every morning (and follow the instructions for reapplying it found on the product's label) as part of your daily routine. The earlier in life you make this a habit, the better for your skin. Dermatologists say that people who always take proper skin-protection steps, such as slathering on sunscreen every day and avoiding strong sunlight, often have youthful-looking skin well into their later years. But it's never too late to adopt a healthy skin-care routine. One study looked at older people with sun-damaged skin who moved to a nursing home and stayed out of the sun. Researchers found that some of their wrinkles and blotchiness actually faded. Get some shades. Wearing sunglasses that block out the vast majority of the sun's ultraviolet rays when you're outdoors during the day can help protect the soft, sensitive skin around your eyes, where crow's feet form and where sunscreen may not reach. Choosing a pair that also shelters your eyes from glare can help prevent squinting, which contributes to wrinkles in the eye area, too. Sleep on your back. Sleeping with your face pressed against the pillow can cause "sleep lines" that, over the years, can turn into wrinkles. Men tend to get sleep creases on the side of the forehead (depending on which side they snooze on), and women tend to get them on the cheeks. It may be a hard habit to break, but if you can train yourself to sleep on your back, you may end up with fewer facial lines. Don't smoke. Not only can smoking cause cancer and numerous other health problems, it can contribute to wrinkles. Studies have found that premature wrinkling increased with cigarette consumption and the length of time the individual had been smoking. Heavy smokers were almost five times more likely to show excessive skin wrinkling than nonsmokers. The researchers speculate that smoking speeds wrinkling by damaging collagen. Squinting from smoke irritation can also cause or worsen crow's feet, and pursing the lips to puff on a cigarette can contribute to vertical lines around the mouth. Moisturize. Using a moisturizer can temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles by plumping up your skin, but it won't have a long-lasting effect. Moisturizers work by locking in moisture on the surface of the skin. The optimal way to use a moisturizer is to apply it to wet skin and then pat your skin dry. (More and more moisturizers also contain sunscreen, so if you opt for one of those, you'll get double the benefits). Fine-tune your facial expressions. Some people have a tendency to knot their eyebrows, frown, glare, or crease their brow, and they've got the wrinkles to show for it. Often, we're not even aware of the expressions we make. If you watch yourself in the mirror and notice how you use your muscles to form expressions, you may be able to make a conscious effort to modify some of them. And if you suspect that your wrinkle-inducing expressions are frequently part of your reaction to stress, you may be able to protect your skin and your overall health by looking into relaxation techniques, such as visualization, guided imagery, yoga, or meditation. Wrinkle-Prevention Myths You may have heard one or more of the following suggestions for preventing or removing wrinkles. Unfortunately, they're simply wishful thinking. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. The thought was that drinking that much water would plump up skin, so wrinkles wouldn't show as much. While drinking plenty of fluids is generally considered beneficial for your overall health, don't expect it to keep your skin smooth. Skin massage can smooth away your wrinkles. It's just not so. You may also have heard that massaging the scalp makes hair grow. Neither claim is true. Hard scrubbing can rub away wrinkles. Using an abrasive cleanser or facial sponge to scrub away wrinkles is a waste of time. Wrinkles are caused by damage below the skin surface, not on the top.

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