There are many reasons and theories for skin aging. One such theory has something to do with free radicals. Free radicals are essentially molecules with electrons without pairs. They are generated during the process of oxidation. A certain amount of free radicals may actually be beneficial to the body. Excessive amounts of free radicals however may be damaging to the body and the skin.
The wrinkles that occur in skin after protracted exposure to water are sometimes referred to as prune fingers or water aging. This is a temporary skin condition where the skin on the palms of the hand or feet becomes wrinkly. It is caused when the keratin-laden epithelial skin is deeply involved with in water. The skin expands and the resultant larger surface area forces it to wrinkle. One of the easiest ways to fight wrinkles involves properly moisturizing the skin. An important secret to preventing wrinkles and solving skin aging problems lies in keeping the deeper layers of skin well-hydrated and replenished. Effective wrinkle-prevention creams moisturize deeply and promote elasticity, allowing the skin to both stretch and then re-tighten to its former smoothness instead of sagging when it is stretched.
The causes of skin aging are:
1. Too many “free radicals” from stress in our environment and lifestyle.
2. Not enough “antioxidants” to protect our skin from free radicals.
See, it’s the imbalance between these two forces that causes one person to age faster than another.
The overall appearance of ageing skin is directly related to the quantitative effects of UV damage into the structural components of the skins collagen and elastic fibres.
This damage can occur even in young people, especially those who lead an outdoor lifestyle, or who have been exposed to the sun/sunbeds throughout their lives.
If you already have wrinkles, then anti-wrinkle creams are a good option.
Retin A is used in a lot of anti-aging skin creams and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and other wrinkles.
Alpha hydroxy acids, often found in chemical peels, which are derived from fruit and milk sugars, exfoliate the skin and promote new cell growth in the epidermis. The most popular alpha hydroxyl acids are glycolic and lactic acid.