Wrinkles, a natural part of aging, these are most prominent on sun-exposed skin, such as the face, neck, hands and forearms.
Although genetics mainly determine skin structure and texture, sun exposure is a major cause of wrinkles, especially for people with light skin. Pollutants and smoking also contribute to wrinkling.
Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in skin. Some wrinkles can become deep crevices or furrows and may be especially noticeable around your eyes, mouth and neck.
Wrinkles are caused by a combination of factors — some you can control, others you can't:
Age. As you get older, your skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries your skin and makes it appear more wrinkled.
Fat in the deeper layers of your skin diminishes. This causes loose, saggy skin and more-pronounced lines and crevices.
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural aging process, is the primary cause of early wrinkling. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin's connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin (dermis).
Without the supportive connective tissue, your skin loses strength and flexibility. Skin then begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely.
Here are some tips for protecting your skin and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles:
Protect skin from the sun. Limit the time you spend in the sun, especially midday, and always wear protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts and sunglasses. Also, use sunscreen year-round when outdoors.
Choose a skin-care product with a built-in sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you're swimming or perspiring.
Abrotanum: Wrinkles on the face.
Aurum mur. : Wrinkles on face, in a Syphilitic patient.
Calcarea carb: Wrinkles on the abdomen. These are formed in a woman who has given birth to several children, due to relaxation of muscles after deliveries. There are folds of skin on the abdomen which are loose and hanging. These maybe formed in case of fat men who exercised to reduce the fat on the abdomen and the girth of abdomen, and then left exercising.
Calcarea phos. : The entire skin of the body is wrinkled giving a withered look. It is a good remedy for these conditions especially when the person is thin.
Natrium mur. : Wrinkles on the neck.
Lycopodium : Wrinkles on the forehead.
Silicea 6x : Wrinkles on the face of a child like that of a monkey. Child has a big abdomen and is weak.