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There’s no such thing as a skin-wrinkling disease as such. Wrinkles might be a plague, but they aren’t a disease. Too bad! Diseases can sometimes be cured. Unfortunately, wrinkles can’t be “cured.”
But there are diseases that can speed up the wrinkling process. Diseases that cause physical or even emotional pain cause us to make facial expressions that reflect that pain — grimaces. The repeated facial expressions that reflect pain can cause the skin to wrinkle. All frequently repeated facial expressions cause wrinkles to develop — laugh lines, frown lines, squint lines, etc.
Some diseases like diabetes and kidney disease have a skin-drying side effect. Dry skin is prone to wrinkling. It’s not necessarily true, but many people believe that dry skin causes wrinkles. Dry skin can be a contributing factor, but it isn’t the cause of wrinkles. There is one very direct cause of wrinkling, and that’s direct sunlight on unprotected skin.
The application of moisturizers to dry skin caused by the disease will help to alleviate the dryness temporarily. There are some very good moisturizers that are available over-the-counter that are relatively inexpensive.
Staying well-hydrated is the best way to alleviate dry skin that’s caused by disease. The body really needs 8-10 glasses of water every day to stay well hydrated. Beverages that include ingredients that have dehydrating effects are of very little or no value.
Central heating systems leave the air very dry, and adding a little humidity back to the air can help to relieve itching caused by dry skin. The use of a humidifier can help to relieve the itchiness that extremely dry skin causes.
Wrinkles aren’t a disease, but the factors that cause wrinkles can be treated. Keep skin well hydrated by using moisturizers and drinking plenty of fluid, and avoid exposing unprotected skin to direct sunlight.