Mimic wrinkles – what they are and how to get rid of them?

With age, more and more wrinkles appear on our face. They are like a souvenir of experienced emotions - a smile, crying or surprise leave permanent marks on the skin. However, not only facial expressions affect the formation of wrinkles - factors such as diet, care, genes and supplementation are equally important. How to get rid of wrinkles? It is not possible without invasive methods, but by introducing a few healthy habits, we can reduce their visibility!
What wrinkles are formed from ?
The specialists agree. The formation of wrinkles is favored by:

- a diet low in nutrients and devoid of antioxidants. These antioxidants (also called antioxidants) fight free radicals responsible for inflammation, uneven skin tone or its accelerated aging. They also protect against the harmful effects of external factors - air pollution or UV radiation.

- smoking - smoke makes the skin slack, and in addition, vertical lines are formed above the lips, commonly referred to as a "bar code". Tar substances promote the formation of free radicals.

- inadequate care - falling asleep with makeup or inadequate makeup removal ("scrubbing" the skin, especially the delicate one around the eyes, may result in the formation of new wrinkles over time).

- lack of sufficient skin hydration - both inside and outside. It is important to drink a minimum of 1.5 liters of water each day, as well as to use appropriate cosmetics, tailored to the needs of the skin, containing substances with a moisturizing effect, e.g. hyaluronic acid, aloe or vitamin E.

- excessive exposure to the sun - solar radiation damages the skin, dries it out and causes pigmentation spots.

- age - between the age of 20 and 30, the production of collagen in the body, which is responsible for skin elasticity, slows down. The first wrinkles appear on the face then, the number of which increases in the following years.

What are the most common wrinkles?
The most popular are mimic wrinkles related to facial expressions - especially those around the eyes when we smile or on the forehead when we are surprised. These are the so-called dynamic wrinkles - appear when the face expresses some emotions. Over time, dynamic wrinkles change into static wrinkles, i.e. wrinkles that remain visible all the time, regardless of facial expressions.

After the age of 40, there is talk of gravitational wrinkles - the skin, losing its stable collagen and elastin scaffolding, begins to sag. This is especially visible under the eyes and on the cheeks.

We sometimes divide wrinkles according to the circumstances in which they appeared - then we are talking about sleepy wrinkles or sun-kissed wrinkles.

Very often, wrinkles appearing in a specific area of ​​the face have their common names, such as:

lion's wrinkle - these are the two vertical lines that form between the eyebrows
Venus rim - that is, horizontal wrinkles appearing on the neck
crow's feet - radiant lines from the outer corner of the eye
valley of tears - that is, the collapse of the skin in the area of ​​the eye sockets
marionette folds - go from the outer corners of the mouth to the bottom


Mimic wrinkles - how to get rid of them?
We cannot control our facial expressions, and expressing emotions is a natural and necessary ability of every human being. We can, however, prevent wrinkles from being so visible. We have already mentioned home remedies for wrinkles here.

In addition, makeup has a huge impact on the visibility of wrinkles. If we apply too heavy a fluid and a whole lot of matting powder, we will definitely add a few years. The wrinkles around the eyes are also emphasized by: dark lines, dark colors and pearl finishes.

If you want to know more about the relationship between collagen and wrinkles, see our other articles:

Collagen - supplementation that affects joints, skin, hair and nails!
Collagen - properties, impact on health, and the effects of collagen deficiency

We also touched upon this topic in our e-book, How to Keep Young Look? Proven tips and recipes to go back in time ”that you can download all the time here.