Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Wrinkles


Everyone gets wrinkles at some point. It’s commonly known that factors like smoking cigarettes, being exposed to secondhand smoke, and sustaining sun damage are major contributors to premature wrinkles. But there are many surprising lifestyle habits that also play a role, like skimping on sleep and using the wrong type of pillowcase. Talk to your dermatologist about the lifestyle changes that can complement your anti-aging skin care routine.

Sitting in your office all day can contribute to wrinkles.

Most people know that applying sunscreen is a must before spending time outdoors. Some people even know that sunscreen is important no matter what the weather is like, which time of year it is, or how chilly it might be. But did you know that your skin can sustain sun damage while you’re indoors? Unless you work in a windowless room, the sun’s rays can easily reach you while you work, and they can encourage the early appearance of wrinkles.

Sleeping a certain way can prematurely age your face.

If you sleep on your stomach, you probably wake up with various aches and pains on a regular basis. But now you have another compelling reason to become a back sleeper: Lines and wrinkles that develop from compression of the face. Dermatologists also recommend sleeping on a silk pillowcase because it’s much gentler on the skin.

Being sleep deprived can play a significant role.

The quality of your sleep directly influences your health and appearance. Your body needs plenty of sleep to combat systemic inflammation and regenerate new cells. If you’re chronically sleep deprived, your skin will be less resilient and more likely to show its years.

Texting constantly causes more than just “text neck.”

Orthopedic doctors have noticed that many of their patients who use their phones constantly start to develop neck pain. Now, dermatologists are warning people to be mindful of the habit. Looking down constantly encourages premature sagging of the skin on the neck and jawline.

With so many effective anti-aging treatments available in Salt Lake City, there’s no need to let your wrinkles betray your years. Call Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology at (801) 266-8841, and we’ll develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. We offer a range of options, including Botox and dermal fillers.

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