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What affects skin aging and wrinkles: Expert explanation

What affects skin aging and wrinkles: Expert explanation Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

The emergence of wrinkles is a natural stage in the aging process of facial, hand, and neck skin. However, there's one factor that can accelerate this process, and it should be avoided, according to the Express website.

What leads to rapid aging

Cosmetic surgeon Daniel Barrett revealed that there is only one factor that most strongly influences aging. We're talking about stress. It turns out it can affect the gut, skin health, metabolism, brain, and even immunity.

If your stress is constant, it can have a very serious impact on the body. And one of the first things to suffer is the skin.

This is because the skin won't get the necessary nutrients, and as a result, the growth of new cells will be delayed.

However, the worst thing you can do during stress is to turn to harmful habits like smoking or drinking alcohol.

A balanced diet will help slow down the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead. The risk of skin dryness decreases with the consumption of products containing linolenic acid. Foods high in carbohydrates and fats (which increase the risk of skin atrophy and wrinkle formation) should be excluded from the diet.

Healthy diet for the skin consists of fruits and vegetables, as well as dishes made from them. Regular consumption of protein-rich foods is a must. The menu should definitely include fish with omega-3 fatty acids, greens, and nuts.

How to get rid of stress

The expert advises identifying the cause of stress and eliminating it. There are also several healthy ways to cope with stress:

  • more activity
  • try to take control of the situation
  • communicate with people
  • allocate time for yourself
  • more positivity in life

It's also important to monitor your sleep and engage in sports.

Also, don't neglect using sunscreen, as it will help you keep your skin in better condition.

Premature appearance of wrinkles can also result from not removing makeup. Residues of cosmetic products clog pores, limiting the body's ability to produce collagen proteins.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.