More and more youth is often sought after as many so called miracle products are being introduced. Some costing as little as 5.00 or less. Others costing 100.00+ a pop. Since everyone’s skin is different one product may work for one and not another. Before you rush out to buy the latest product, take a look at all your options below.
Let’s start with why we get wrinkles to better understand them. One of the most important factors is the sun. With summer just around the corner it’s understandable if you want to go out and bathe in the sun for a glowing tan. But take a second look at the price for laying in the golden rays. You skin becomes dried out and your skin cells become damaged. You have to keep tanning in the sun to maintain your tan. Plus doing outside activities such as driving, jogging, enjoying time with your family has you in the sun even more.
As you get older your skin is becoming thinner and more dried out. Most commonly the first place for wrinkles to start is around the eyes known as crows feet. Then around the lips and cheeks. An easy way to slow down the process is to avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoking. Count how many times you puck your lips together on your cigarette. Each time you’re contributing to wrinkles. Alcohol and caffeine can drain the skin leaving it dried out.
If you have acne, you may feel the need to wash your face more than twice a day. While this may keep bacteria at bay, over washing your face can lead to your skin drying out really quickly. Not to mention if you’re in a hurry and some soap/cleaner is still on your skin, it may become tight. When going outside apply a sun block lotion that’s non clogging of your pores. Instead of drinking soda when you’re out, choose water which will help flush out the toxins and keep your body hydrated.
Some ways to prevent wrinkles:
Don’t sleep on your belly or sides- Sleeping on your back can help prevent wrinkles that you may get from your face laying on the pillows.
Daily Vitamin- Getting the daily necessarily nutrients is always important.
Sunglasses- Have you ever noticed how often you squint in one day? Wearing sunglasses can cut down on this. Having more than one pair is good idea since you may misplace a pair.
Skip the tanning- Both chemical and natural sunlight tanning is drying out your skin and contributing to wrinkles forming faster.
Moisturize- You can’t always avoid the sun or frowning but you can help add moisture into your skin with moisturizing lotion.
While they are some pretty expensive products on the market today, there are also some at home remedies that may work for some just as well as the more high priced products.
Apple Juice- Take green apples and apply the juice from them to your face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. Use daily.
Pineapple- Apply pineapple juice to your face for 10-15 minutes before removing. Can be used daily.
Mask- Take cucumber juice, few tablespoons of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix it together and chill in the fridge. Then once chilled, apply to your face. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Rinse.
Papaya Juice- Aids in removing the dead surface skin to reveal younger looking skin.
Egg Whites- Apply egg whites to your face, let dry and then rinse.
Coconut Oil- Apply the oil before you go to bed on your face with massaging where your wrinkles are.
Many well known product lines offer anti wrinkle creams and lotions. Some of the brands are: Alpha Hydrox, Neutrogena Healthy Skin, Almay Kinetin, RoC,Olay Age Defying, Eucerin, L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise, Nivea Visage, Kinerase, Aveeno and Hydroderm Beverly Hills. Many of these products can be found at your local drugstore. If you feel that plastic surgery would be your best option, here are some procedures for helping erase the look of wrinkles:
Botox- A needle is injected into the area where you would like to stop wrinkles from getting worse. It ‘s paralyzing the skin from contracting more.
Chemical Peel- Chemical solution is placed on the skin which removes the outer layer of skin.
Dermabasion- A procedure where surgical sanding on the outer layer of the skin.
Microdermabasion- Facial cream with tiny micro particles to rub off the top of the skin.
Microlipoinjection- Uses your own fat to fill in deep ridges of wrinkles.
New creams, lotions, fillers and surgeries are coming out all the time to improve the look of wrinkles. I personally do not endorse any of the items listed in this article. Before going out to buy products it’s a good idea to read others opinions on the product before buying. Often times a project will have a free sample or coupon. With surgical procedures, make sure to get all the facts and hear others experiences before hand.