Wrinkles: Symptoms, causes and the correct treatment

Wrinkles are a natural sign that we are getting older. Most women don't like the fine lines on their face, but want firm and smooth skin even at an older age. As part of the aging process, wrinkles and fine lines cannot be completely avoided. Various factors, however, allow you to maintain a youthful appearance for as long as possible. They range from nutrition and lifestyle habits to the right skin care with highly effective ingredients.

Wrinkles: A natural characteristic of aging processes

But what are wrinkles anyway? These are deformations in the surface of the skin. At first, these wrinkles appear only briefly, for example when we laugh or frown. In young people, these deformations then disappear again. With increasing age, however, the age symbols become increasingly clear and visible in the long term.

The human skin consists of different layers. Their composition and supply with nutrients determines whether we have visible signs of skin aging - and at what age this is the case. In the course of life, the skin becomes less elastic and invades. An important factor is therefore the skin's ability to renew itself. While our skin cells renew themselves completely every four weeks at a young age, this process only takes place every five weeks at an advanced age. The metabolism of the cells becomes slower, which has the consequence that these are worse supplied with blood.

Collagen and elastin fibers are an important component of the upper skin layers. In the ideal case, their proportion is very high. Then the skin appears firm and firm. With increasing age, the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin decreases. This has clearly visible effects over time: The skin falls in, it becomes wrinkled, fine and finally wider fine lines develop.

This inner process is ultimately unavoidable. However, we can influence how quickly the skin ages. To do this, we need to understand what promotes the formation of such fine lines in the skin. 

What causes wrinkles?

How quickly our skin ages depends on the one hand on natural processes in the body. Our genetic predisposition also plays a role. For example, people with dry skin usually age faster than people who tend to have oily skin. The origin also plays a role. People from Asia usually do not have visible fine lines on their face until later, whereas this process starts earlier on average with people in Europe and North America.

Hormonal changes also have an effect on skin ageing. If the body produces less oestrogen at a more mature age, the blood circulation in the skin suffers. As a result, the skin becomes paler and flabbier.

We cannot influence some internal processes. However, we can very well influence how external factors of skin aging affect the skin. Above all, diet, lifestyle and the influence of sunlight play a decisive role in this context.


UV rays are bad for our skin

One of the most important factors for skin ageing is UV radiation. A tanned skin may be desirable for many women, but when it comes to the condition of our skin, a lot of sunlight is anything but positive. How long you are exposed to the sun's rays and how intense they are has a direct effect on skin ageing.

UVA rays in particular are extremely harmful to the skin. These long-wave rays penetrate deep into the skin. This activates enzymes that attack and destroy collagen fibers in the skin. This causes scars in the connective tissue.

Vitamin D - the sun vitamin - is vital. However, it is usually sufficient to go out in the sun for 15 minutes a day. However, you should avoid the hot midday hours in summer at all costs. If your body has absorbed enough vitamin D, you should apply sun protection with a sufficient sun protection factor to preserve the youthfulness of your skin for as long as possible.

The influence of our nutrition on skin ageing

Not only the sun, but also nutrition plays an important role in skin ageing. A healthy nutrition helps the skin to look fresh and healthy. Aging processes can thus be positively influenced. However, some foods damage the cells and should therefore be consumed as little as possible.

It is particularly recommended to eat lots of fresh and especially green vegetables. Fruit also slows down skin ageing. Meat and other animal products, such as milk, are harmful. They contain a lot of arachidonic acid, which promotes inflammation in the body.

Smoking and the consumption of alcohol are also not beneficial. Both attack the cells. Such habits deprive the body of nutrients that are necessary for a firm connective tissue. As a result, the body can produce less collagen and elastin.

Even people who are under a lot of stress age visibly faster. Lack of sleep also plays an important role in this context. If we sleep too little, the body does not have enough time to regenerate at night. This is not only shown by an immediately worse skin appearance. This also increases the risk of premature ageing. With sufficient sleep, however, the skin is better able to withstand environmental influences - such as sun rays.

There are also many substances lurking in our environment that are harmful to our skin. Such toxins include fine dust and other toxic particles in the air.

The influence of our nutrition on skin ageingHow you can effectively counteract skin aging

If you eat a healthy diet and sleep well, you will already do a lot for a youthful skin appearance. It is also important to drink enough. Mineral water without carbon dioxide and healthy teas such as green or white tea are particularly suitable for this. The latter is particularly effective as an anti-aging agent. It slows down the breakdown of elastin and collagen, which make the skin look firmer.

You should also avoid stress as much as possible. Because too much stress makes us age faster. The skin looks slightly pale, stress hormones such as cortisol deprive the body of important nutrients. Take care to counteract stress in a targeted manner. Sports, walks or yoga are good ways to regain your composure.

Not only the lifestyle, but also the right skin care is crucial to prevent premature skin aging. On the one hand, this includes suitable sun protection, which you should apply before you spend time in the sun.

Effective anti-aging products such as EVENSWISS® Booster No1, Rejuvenating Serum, Rich Regenerating Cream and Rejuvenating Eye Complex help to preserve the youthful appearance of your skin for as long as possible. With the right skin care, your complexion will look fresher and younger. The skin is provided with essential nutrients and moisture. This helps stop skin aging.

These effective EVENSWISS® ingredients fight wrinkles

With the anti-aging products from EVENSWISS®, we rely on high-quality, effective ingredients. These support the skin during regeneration, supply it with minerals and stimulate the production of collagen. The ingredients of EVENSWISS® products slow down the formation of skin wrinkles. One of our most important ingredients is the Dermatopoietin® Peptide Complex.

Behind it is the active substance Interleukin-1-alpha (IL-1a). This protein triggers a chain reaction that propagates into the deep layers of the skin. It stimulates fibroblasts in the skin to produce more collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Dermatopoietin® also releases various growth and differentiation factors. These have an effect on the epidermis and help the skin to regenerate.

The skin itself produces IL-1a. With increasing age, however, the production of this important substance decreases. This slows down the renewal of the skin. The highly effective anti-aging products from EVENSWISS® counteract this development.

Further components of the anti-aging products from EVENSWISS®

When composing the ingredients of our EVENSWISS® skin care products, we rely on highly effective substances that stimulate the skin's own regeneration mechanisms. This includes, for example, beta-glucan. This material belongs to the ballast materials. Beta-glucan helps to counteract skin ageing caused by stress.

A further component of many EVENSWISS® products is Rhododendron Ferrugineum Extract, which is obtained from the rust leaf alpine rose. It reduces skin ageing caused by climate change and harmful environmental influences.

Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract helps to make fine lines and wrinkles less visible. This active ingredient "fills" uneven areas in the skin. This substance is also known as vegetable coenzyme Q10.

The active ingredient caffeine counteracts the ageing of the skin due to the influence of UV rays. Caffeine slows down so-called photo aging by protecting against inflammations in the body. Allantoin also combats damage caused by sunlight.

Effective substances counteract skin aging

Niacinamide and shea-butter reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. Niacinamide also counteracts enlarged pores and impurities in the skin. The skin looks smoother and younger.

Cyclotetrapeptide-24 aminocyclohexane carboxylates are among the highly effective ingredients of EVENSWISS® skin care products. The protein is rich in antioxidants and stimulates the renewal of skin cells. Tocopherol or vitamin E is also an antioxidant. This slows down skin aging and provides the skin with better moisture.

Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract makes the skin soft and supple. Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract is an extract of milk thistle. It makes the skin firmer and smoother. Just like Hydrolized Sodium Hyaluronate, the active ingredient visibly reduces the depth of wrinkles.

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