Top Wrinkle Offenders
Whether from the sun or a tanning bed, UV exposure accounts for a whopping 80% of wrinkles. It breaks down collagen, causes discoloration and age spots, and damages DNA.
Smoking reduces the blood supply to the skin, reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients it receives.
Sleeping too little can cause reduced quality of the skin by producing too much cortisol, which breaks down skin cells. Also, stomach and side sleepers are prone to more wrinkles from smushing their face into the pillow.
Smiling, frowning, squinting and any expressions made on a daily basis can lead to wrinkles.
Best Wrinkle Busters
The answers to the above problems are obvious: Use sunscreen, stop smoking, sleep more and on your back (or use a satin pillowcase; it's not as harsh on your skin), and stop making funny faces at people. Just kidding on the last one, but you can do things like wearing sunglasses so you don't squint.
There are also topical remedies that can help as well. And luckily, we have you covered!