Wrinkles before time? This could be why
As we age, our skin gets drier and loses its elasticity, causing wrinkles. However, if you are getting premature wrinkles, it could be a cause for concern.
To understand what causes premature wrinkles, we got in touch with dermatologists Dr Geeta Mehra Fazalbhoy and Dr Rohit Batra. They explain how our lifestyle choices can wreak havoc on our face.
SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH
When you sleep on your stomach or on your sides, you tend to put pressure on your face. This can lead to breakdown of collagen, resulting in wrinkles. Sleep on your back, say experts.
Squinting and expressions, such as raising your eyebrows and frowning, can also result in wrinkles. When you squint, your facial muscles contract. This squeezes your skin cells, resulting in loss of elasticity.
People with dry skin produce less sebum (skin’s natural moisturiser), which makes them more susceptible to wrinkles. Moisturise regularly to prevent wrinkles.
UV rays in sunlight can penetrate the deepest of skin layers and can destroy collagen, resulting in a loss of elasticity. How to avoid it? Always use a sunblock.
DRINKING WITH A STRAW
When you drink from a straw, the muscles around the jaw contract. If done repeatedly, this can lead to wrinkles.
LACK OF SLEEP
Lack of sleep slows down your skin repair process. This affects its ability to remain hydrated, leading to poor collagen formation, and causes wrinkles.
Thanks to our unhealthy lifestyles, premature wrinkles are a nightmare for a lot of people