Wrinkles How And Why They Are Formed?

By Marilynn Syrett Published 04/20/2009 | Beauty

Wrinkles are the unsightly fine lines  that appear on your skin that are a steady evidence of aging or just  plain neglect. Wrinkles are an unavoidable part of the aging cycle.  No one can escape wrinkles forever. However, there are ways you can  prevent and delay their appearance. There is a plethora of expensive  and not-so-expensive anti-aging products available in the market that  help prevent the signs of aging. Also, there are available complex  medical procedures like Botox and plastic surgery that claim to  regain the youthful appearance of the skin.
  But before you  choose any of these skin treatments to heal your aging concerns, it  is important to understand the reasons for the formation of wrinkles  and fine lines. Once you know how and why wrinkles are formed, you  will be able to fight them more efficiently.
  Formation of  Wrinkles
  As we age, our skin grows old and the collagen and  elastin fibers within the skin surface begin to deplete. The collagen  fibers are responsible for providing strength and structure to the  skin tissues and the elastin fibers provide elasticity to the skin  and allow it to stretch and strain without breaking. Apart from the  degradation of collagen and elastin levels, the natural regenerative  ability of the skin tissues slow down. As a result, the skin cells  take a longer time to repair and renew themselves and ultimately this  stops happening altogether.
  Beneath the outer epidermis lies a  layer of fat cells that helps the skin stretche. However, as the skin  ages, the fat layer disappears and leave behind gaps which further  aggravates the problem. This is what causes sagging skin and leads to  additional development of wrinkles and fine lines.
  Causes  of Formation of Wrinkles
    Sun Exposure
  Prolonged and  unprotected exposure to sunlight causes damage to the skin and  promotes the early formation of wrinkles and fine lines. The harmful  ultraviolet radiation of the sun penetrates through the skin surface  and causes intrinsic damage to the collagen fibers. The collagen  fibers break down faster as a result and the skin becomes thinner and  loses much of its elasticity.
  That is why it is always  advised to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects the skin  against the UVA as well as the UVB rays of the sun and prevent them  from entering the skin surface.
  Damage by Free  Radicals
  Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that take  a toll on the collagen structure and promote their breakdown. Free  radicals are formed as a result of exposure to pollutants and harsh  chemicals, poor diet and eating habits and smoking.
  Antioxidants  are extremely effective in fighting and eliminating free radicals and  can help prevent damage caused by them. It is one of the most vital  ingredients found in anti-aging skin care products.
    Treatment  of Wrinkles
  Fortunately, there are plenty of anti aging  products in the market that help to diminish the appearance of  existing wrinkles and fine lines and prevent the occurrence of any  new ones. Here are some amazing anti-aging formulations.
  iS  Clinical Youth Complex
  It is an amazing anti-wrinkle  formulation that provides immediate wrinkle reduction and long term  improvement in the overall skin quality.
  It acts as a spot  treatment and plumps up the wrinkles and fine lines. It relieves even  the most stubborn wrinkles. It contains a combination of potent  anti-oxidants, natural hydrators and an exclusive compound called  'Innovase' that irons out wrinkles and fine lines. Apart from this,  it offers a range of other wrinkles as well.
  It hydrates the  skin rapidly and makes it more firm
  It promotes controlled  exfoliation and scrapes off dead skin cells
  It accelerates the  production of collagen and elastin fibers
  iS Clinical Super  Serum Advance
This serum contains an amazing blend of  ingredients that provide a dramatic improvement to aging skin and an  unsurpassed combination of antioxidants that help protect the skin  from additional damage from environmental stressors. Apart from  anti-aging properties, Super Serum is also effective in reducing acne  scars and it also acts as a skin lightener that improves the skin  tone and luminosity.

Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a professional physician and skin care expert. Apart from writing articles about the various facets of skin care, she also reviews several skin care products from brand names like Obagi and iS Clinical.