Now wrinkles are a thing of past, Scientists have invented a second skin

Aging is a process that is natural for humans. But with age, the biggest problem that occurs is that of wrinkles. Wrinkles are something no woman wants and will go to any extent to hide them. Most women would actually avoid being seen with them and in order to reduce wrinkles they even go for cosmetic surgeries.

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Wrinkling of skin is one of the most common issues that the beauty industry deals with. There have been many ointments, creams, natural, herbal and even really unorthodox methods invented in order to get rid of this problem for once and for all, but nature has proved to be the winner in this front as well. The only thing that can be done is one can hide the wrinkles with tons of makeup and hope for the best.

But there might be something this bunch of scientists can do, as they have come up with something revolutionary and it can dramatically change the game in beauty and health industry. Read for yourself and do see the video at the end.

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1 Wrinkles

Wrinkles are the first signs of aging that are visible in humans. The skin gets all folded up since it loses its elasticity. There are other factors that contribute to wrinkles, apart from aging like loss of mass in body, some sleeping positions and even temporary wrinkles as a result of staying in the water for too long. Smoking, prolonged exposure to sun, less water in body and artificial tanning are some other forced factors that contribute to wrinkles. But if the following new technique of developing something revolutionary is replicated on an industrial level, you can say goodbye to wrinkles forever.

Wrinkles

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2 The new second skin

The scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a new material that can easily act as a second skin on human body. The scientists said in a report published in the journal of Natural Materials, that the ‘second skin lotion’, made from common chemicals, which are approved by the Food and Drug Administration of USA and are safe and can be applied straight on the skin and it acts like an invisible elastic film.

The scientists said that this material that needs to be developed further can be used to conceal wrinkles temporarily and can also be used for various other things in future.

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The new second skin

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3 Uses of the material

The new material has been developed for the sole purpose of helping people hide and conceal wrinkles temporarily, but it may be used for many other purposes as well, like for burn victims, in order to give them time to heal, while natural skin develops underneath. The material was tested on 170 participants and is made up of a polymer composed of an atom of oxygen, mixed with two silicone atoms to form a molecule. “A team of scientists was inspired to create a product that treated and coated the skin and could possibly be used for cosmetic and medical purposes,” said Daniel Anderson, who is a chemical engineering professor at MIT and was also a part of the study.

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He further said about its uses, “For example, if you need it for a large area of skin you might put it on like sunscreen, or you might be able to apply it with your fingers.”

Uses of the material

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4 The material

The material is applied in a two step procedure. When it is applied on the face or anywhere on the body, it sticks to the skin and supports the tissue and makes the skin look younger. “What we’ve been able to do is create a cream that you can put on the skin and then when it’s on the skin it can actually form essentially an elastic second skin,” said Bob Langer, leader of the research team.

The material is being designed to be applied in the morning and then be disposed of in the night. It has withstood normal wear and tear along with strains of exercise and even swimming. It remained glued on the skin and doesn’t come off or fall during the day. You just have to apply two creams one after another, one providing the skin and other locking the moisture in, to keep the material looking as natural as it can.

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You can see the skin, its application and removal and experiments in the video.

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