Hold on for Dear Youth
Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and as a result, the two go hand in hand. If you have wrinkles, people might assume that you're old and vice-versa if you're old people might assume you have wrinkles. This can lead to some people appearing older than they actually are or just looking older than they want to. Becoming self-conscious about your wrinkles is sometimes a part of it. You want to look your best and for a lot of people, that means looking younger.
While there are treatments available to reduce wrinkles if you already have them, there are also a number of ways to keep them at bay. Fighting wrinkles means fighting to maintain your youthful appearance and feeling confident in the way you look. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Tips for Avoiding Wrinkles
While wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, there are several ways to keep your face relatively wrinkle-free. The overarching solution to the wrinkle problem is self-care.
- Don't squint! - We've all seen people squint to try and read the fine print off something. When they do, you can see the skin in the corners of their eyes bunch up and wrinkle. Then, they stop squinting and the wrinkles fade away. But repeating this behavior over and over again will create wrinkles that will not fade away the more you repeatedly squint. Our solution, stop squinting. The easiest way to do this is to invest in a pair of reading glasses or see an eye doctor and get the prescription you need.
- Don't overwash your face - Washing your face is great. Removing dirt and oil build-up is important to maintain clean and clear skin. But, as with most things, doing anything to excess poses some consequences. Tap water strips your skin of the natural oils it produces to protect itself. Also, choose a cleanser over soap.
- Use moisturizer - Dry skin cracks and wrinkles. Using a moisturizer regularly will skin your skin moist and well-nourished.
- Get enough sleep - Sleep is some of the best medicine. Particularly for your skin. Sleeping improves HGH (human growth hormone) production which helps skin stay thick and elastic, reducing your chances of getting wrinkles. Sleep on your back too. Other sleeping positions lead to sleep lines which can evolve into wrinkles over time.
Battling Wrinkles or Looking for More Tips & Tricks?
Dr. Davis offers a variety of skincare options, many of which are especially suited to treating wrinkles and maintaining beautiful skin. If you're beginning to notice some wrinkles forming on your skin or are tired of looking at the ones you already have, give Dr. David a call at 817.778.4444 to see how some of her offered treatments can help you.