Due to the ageing process, wrinkles are evitable. The skin loses its natural elasticity and begins to sag. While facial wrinkles are most prominently discussed, wrinkles can occur anywhere on the body, including the arms. Fine lines and wrinkles are most common on the upper arms though they can also occur on the forearms. If you have lost weight or muscle mass in your arms, wrinkles are even more likely to be evident. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to get rid of arm wrinkles.
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Things you need
- Skin firming cream
- Laser therapy
Wear sunscreen on your arms every day. The sun is one of the biggest causes of wrinkles. If you protect your arms from the sun by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF rating, you can greatly reduce arm wrinkles. Protect your arms from the sun's ray even in the winter months.
Apply moisturiser to your arms. Dry skin is more susceptible to wrinkling. You'll keep wrinkles at bay if you keep your arms supple and hydrated.
Exercise. Cardiovascular exercise increases circulation so blood and nutrients reach your skin more efficiently. This means that skin stays healthier, making you less prone to arm wrinkles.
Lift weights two to three times per week. When you tone your arm muscles, you'll firm up the area, thereby decreasing wrinkles and fine lines. You'll also increase your metabolism and bone density as added benefits.
Use a skin firming cream on your arms. Choose a cream that increases collagen production. Collagen helps to plump up your skin so wrinkles are not as apparent.
Talk to your dermatologist about laser therapy if your arm wrinkles are advanced. Laser light will burn away damaged, wrinkled skin and encourage collagen production to firm the area. Most people require a series of laser treatments to achieve the results they're after.
Tips and warnings
- Eat a healthy diet to keep your arm skin looking vibrant and healthy.
- Your skin will be very sensitive after laser treatment. Be gentle with it.