This “mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all?” is a famous line amongst young kids who dream of becoming Snow White. It sounds, yes, as the fairytale implies as a battle or competition on who is the prettiest. But, this too can be a famous line among women who are battling with their own self as the signs of aging, like wrinkles, appear on their face. The line is rephrased a bit to, “Mirror, mirror on the wall. WHAT HAS HAPPENED AFTER ALL?” Funny indeed but this struggle will only make us question, what causes wrinkles on face?
There are many underlying factors as to what causes wrinkles on face. But in this article I will name a few of the not so common factors that make wrinkles appear on our face. First, is our sugar consumption. As we age, sugar turns from sweet to bitter. Bitter that is, when wrinkles start to appear, affecting us and our quest of remaining youthful and vibrant.
This is due to a natural process wherein the sugar in our bloodstream attaches to proteins to form harmful new molecules called Advanced Glycation End products (AGE). The formation of this AGE thing is a natural process but the higher the sugar consumption we had or have, the greater the damage will it cause. The damage it causes includes that of wrinkling and sagging skin on the face and even the entire body. Another reason for wrinkling on the face is our sleeping position. Admit it or not, we sleep to the same position most of the time. Younger skin will simply bounce back when pressed for a long time during sleep. But the older we get, the less elasticity does our skin have. Thus, wrinkle formation happens because of the recurring pressure on the face, while we sleep with the same position every time. The only sleeping position that’s said to not cause wrinkle formation is when we sleep on our back.
What causes wrinkles on face? There’s no saying how many contributing factors are there for one to have wrinkles on the face. But through caution and thorough research we will be able to eradicate some of the negative effects it will have on us.