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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

7 Effective Ways to Prevent and Treat Wrinkles for Younger-Looking Skin

To prevent and treat wrinkles, you should protect your skin from the sun, quit smoking, avoid stress, hydrate yourself, apply Tretinoin creams, use alpha hydroxyl acids, and consider opting for laser treatment.

As a person grows older, their skin becomes drier and less elastic, making it more prone to wrinkles. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent wrinkles, as well as skincare products that can treat them. You have probably heard of argan oil and anti aging benefits that it offers. Here are some ways to prevent and treat wrinkles:

Protect your skin from the sun:
Sun exposure has been identified as one of the primary causes of wrinkles. The sun can dry out your skin, and when skin loses its natural oils and moisture, it is more prone to wrinkles. Because of this, it is very important to avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible. Before you go out of the house, be sure to protect your skin by applying sunscreen lotion with sufficient sun protection factor (SPF). Not only can the sun dry out your skin, but it can also cause sunburn and irritation.

Quit smoking:
Aside from being harmful to one’s overall health, smoking also has aging effects on the skin. The term “smoker face” has been attributed to the manifestations of smoking on one’s physical features. These include the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the smoker’s face, especially around the lips, corners of the eyes and the lower jaw. The best and most effective solution to avoid these negative consequences is simply to quit smoking.

Avoid stress:
Stress has always been said to make skin look aged and unhealthy. It is best to unwind from work and stressful activities regularly. Keep an optimistic disposition, engage in a sport or exercise and eat healthy food. Additionally, get enough sleep every night.

Hydrate yourself:
Dehydration can cause skin to dry out. Drink at least 64 ounces of water every day, or even more if you frequently drink caffeinated drinks or alcohol. Additionally, drink plenty of water after exercising or doing any strenuous physical activity to replenish your body of the water it has lost.

Apply Tretinoin creams:
Tretinoin creams are made from vitamin A and are known to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. They are prescribed by dermatologists to treat skin imperfections caused by sun exposure, age spots and even wrinkles. You may ask the advice of a dermatologist and whether a Tretinoin cream is right for you, as this treatment can only be dispensed to customers with a prescription.

Use alpha hydroxyl acids:
Some research has shown that alpha hydroxyl acids are effective at removing wrinkles and age spots. This treatment, however, should be used with caution as it increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. Users of alpha hydroxyl acids should minimize sun exposure because it could damage and irritate the skin. It is best to seek expert advice from a dermatologist regarding this kind of treatment.

Consider opting for laser treatments:
Erbium lasers and carbon dioxide lasers are well-known treatments for wrinkles. These laser treatments are quite expensive and are considered a minor surgical procedure.

Although skin aging is natural, there are still methods and products that can help you have healthy skin free from wrinkles.


  1. Thank you for posting this. I had no idea that dehydration was a cause of my skin drying out!

  2. I am a major sun worshiper... I am expecting to get wrinkles... but I will follow your other steps to try and stop my damage a bit :)

  3. Nice! I just saw someone who works in a tanning salon and tans all of the time. Her face was all wrinkled. I just don't think it's worth it!

    I want to be BEAUTIFUL when I get old! ;)

    Thanks for the follow!


  4. Good tips. I have fears about aging :-(


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