As we get older, we tend to begin showing the signs of age by the time we are in our mid-twenties. At first, it may be a little bit stressful when we see a small wrinkle here are their as we get older, that stress level may increase rapidly. After all, not all of us age gracefully and we are not all interested in having other people guess our age because of the wrinkles and lines that are on her face. Why is it that we age in the first place, and what can be done in order to reverse the process?

First of all, it's important for you to understand that there is no clear indication as to why we age from a scientific standpoint. There are some things that do diminish in our body as we get older, however, that can affect the aging process. For example, the elasticity in our skin may be reduced as we get older because we begin to lose chemicals such as collagen. In addition, our bone structure may begin to deteriorate, including the bones in your face. This shrinkage of the bones in your face can add to the wrinkles that we are experiencing. In addition, the elasticity in our skin is diminished as we get older, leading to more wrinkles and lines.

It is interesting to note, people who have more melanin in their skin do not tend to get wrinkles as quickly as those who may be of a fair complexion. They can be an indication that too much exposure to the sun can add to the wrinkles that we are experiencing. That is why it is important that you not only keep yourself healthy but that you also avoid overexposure to the sun, as it can add to your wrinkles.

If you have wrinkles, and all of us will eventually have them, there are some non-surgical skin tightening techniques which may be able to help you. A dermatologist can perform these techniques, including injections of hyaluronic acid which will help to add volume to the skin and reduce the wrinkles that you are experiencing. It is important to note, although you may see differences when you have this type of skin tightening done, it is not going to be a permanent treatment. In most cases, a hyaluronic acid injection is going to last anywhere from six months to a year at which time, you're going to need to have more injections done. You may also need to have some maintenance injections done during that time.

If you are trying to take care of your skin, there are some things that you can do to reduce the speed with which the wrinkles are appearing. Avoiding excessive exposure to the sun and not smoking are some of the obvious things that you can do. You can also make sure that you are staying hydrated at all times and eating a diet that is high in antioxidants. Although these are all going to have an impact on the appearance of your skin, taking good care of yourself overall is going to be beneficial in many ways.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article is an assistant to a professional dermatologist in NYC and often get patients looking to reverse their aging. She has seen a high demand for non-surgical skin tightening treatments as they are the best for anti-wrinkles and providing a smoother and healthier looking skin.