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I had a total freakout a few weeks ago when, aged just twenty-five, I found my very first wrinkle.

I know, right?!

I felt like screaming! (I did scream – many times)

My mom didn’t help matters when she said to me: “Well, you’re getting old now.”

What? Twenty-five is old?! Thanks, mom!

I thought about this for a few minutes. Maybe twenty-five is old. Maybe it’s all downhill from here. Maybe I’ll wake up next year with a face full of wrinkles.

Maybe by the time I’m 30 I will never want to leave the house ever again.

But then my friend told me that age is not the only reason for wrinkles. In fact, the reason young women get wrinkles is nothing to do with the fact that they’ve passed the grand old age of 21 and it’s “all downhill from here.” It’s actually down to our lifestyle and a few mistakes we’re guilty of making.

Let’s take a look at the 10 main reasons people get wrinkles.

Too Much Sun Exposure

We all love the sunshine. I love it and I know you love it, too. The sun makes us feel better about life, and many women can’t wait for summer to arrive so that we can spend a few says soaking up UV rays and topping up our tan. Ah, bliss.
But while getting a tan is a major priority, too much sun exposure can leave you look a lot older than you actually are.

This is because those UV rays we all know and love break down the elastin and collagen which is responsible for keeping our skin nice and flexible.

And once it breaks down, our skin begins to sag. Oh no!

A Poor Diet

Has there ever been a truer saying than we are what we eat? Possibly not. If you wan to avoid wrinkles for as long as possible, it’s important that you maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet that is rich in essential, skin-protecting nutrients.

Too much sugar and bad fats can have a hugely negative impact on the way you look, accelerating the ageing process and producing wrinkles.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE