What Causes Wrinkles?
If you understand what causes wrinkles in the first place,
then it will be easier for you to find the best anti wrinkle creams. So, here's a short lesson for
Research suggests that the sun is what causes wrinkles and 80% of all of the sigs
of aging. In response to this research, many cosmetic companies began including sunscreen and adding an SPF
rating to their products.
The most recent research indicates that the incidence of melanoma, the most
dangerous form of skin cancer, is higher among regular sunscreen users. Studies also indicate that the
overuse of sun-screening compounds has contributed to a rise in vitamin D deficiencies among the elderly.
That, in turn, contributes to osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become more brittle and easily
In addition, some of the organic sun screens have been shown to damage DNA, when
exposed to UV radiation. Oxybenzone, for example, is now listed as a "photo-carcinogen", but major cosmetic
companies still use the ingredient.
Today, the very best anti wrinkle creams do not contain organic or synthetic
sun-screening compounds. They take a different approach.
The other 20% of the signs of aging are caused by toxins and environmental
pollutants like smoke. The best anti wrinkle creams include ingredients that protect the pores and skin cells
from these toxins. But, even though we blame Mr. Sun and Mr. Pollution, they are not, truly, what causes
The Free Radical Group
In response to UV radiation from the sun and exposure to pollution, the skin cells
produce more free radicals. If uncontrolled, radicals cause changes on a molecular level that damages
collagen fibers, the cellular membrane and DNA strands. The best anti wrinkle creams help control free
Recent reports from dermatology societies now say that what causes wrinkles and
all of the other sigs of aging are the molecular changes caused by uncontrolled free radicals. They also say
that aging skin cells produce more radicals, while a specific type of nutrient is in short supply.
Antioxidants save the Day
The nutrients are called antioxidants. Antioxidants stop free radical damage
and repair damage that has already occurred; again these changes occur on a molecular level. So, using an
antioxidant rich skin-cream may not make an immediate difference in your appearance.
In addition, you have to look at lotions critically. Technically speaking,
artificial preservatives are antioxidants, because they prevent the oxidation or spoilage of other ingredients in
the product. But, they do not fight or repair free radical damage.
The best anti wrinkle creams on the market, today, are free of artificial
preservatives. (It has been shown that naturally occurring vitamin E preserves the other ingredients and acts
as an effective skin-antioxidant.) They contain numerous antioxidants and they can make an immediate
improvement in your appearance, because they use a little "trick".
The cream dries to a lightweight film that bends light just slightly, making your
skin look smoother than it actually is. The film also protects your skin from pollution. Now, you know
what causes wrinkles and you know the solution.
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