-Are face wrinkles genetic?
You always hear that you can look at your parents to see how you’re going to age but this is not entirely true. The way that one looks in their youth is based on their genes, more so than when they are older. The way that a person ages is not strictly based on genetics, it is also based on lifestyle choices, one’s external environment, and how well you take care of your skin. Just because your parents got face wrinkles at a young age does not mean that you have to. By taking care of your body and your skin you can delay the onset of visible signs of aging.
-When should I start purchasing and using anti-aging skin products?
You should begin to use anti-aging skin products as early as possible. When you’re young, the best way to fight the signs of anti aging is to wear an SPF lotion. You will begin to notice the signs of aging, such as crow’s feet, wrinkles, dark spots, lip lines, etc., when you are in your mid 20’s, and this is when it becomes essential that you continue to take good care of your skin. Finding a skincare line that your skin does well with, and using a regime that fits your skin type, is the best way to begin preventing the signs of aging. In your early 30’s, your body naturally begins producing less collagen, and this is when your skin begins to start sagging and wrinkling. At this time, you should begin to use skincare products specifically aimed towards anti-aging.
-Will a dry climate cause aged skin?
It is not the climate that will cause aged skin; it is how you take care of your skin in the climate. If you ensure that you are drinking enough water, using sunscreen when going outside, and properly moisturizing, then your skin will not appear to be as aged, nor will your skin be as affected by the climate. People who have dry, sensitive skin are often more prone to having a severe reaction to a dry climate and must moisturize more frequently.
-Can a lack of sleep cause the formation of wrinkles to speed up?
No, wrinkles are caused due to aging and improper care. As we age, our body naturally slows in the production of collagen, which causes our skin to lose elasticity. This is inevitable, although there are ways to prolong the formation of wrinkles, and one of those is to take care of your skin. A lack of sleep can make the appearance of wrinkles seem worse at a younger age, so it is important to ensure that you are getting enough sleep so as not to accent any wrinkles you do have.
-What are free radicals, and what is a skin antioxidant to fight them off?
Free radicals break down collagen and elastin, and are responsible for the formation of wrinkles. Free radicals are molecules that are unstable, and steal from stable molecules, causing aging. Antioxidants are important to help stop free radical scavenging, and to control skin aging. A great way to get antioxidants is to use a moisturizer containing antioxidants, as your skin can absorb large amounts of them.