Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Boomers Cease the Crease (Guest Post): What Does and Doesn’t Work for Fighting Facial Wrinkles

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By: Liberty Kontranowski

It happens. One day we wake up to find itty-bitty creases where smooth skin used to be. Then a few months or years later, those itty-bitty lines become a little bolder and more brazen, shouting to all we meet that we’ve been around a little longer than we care to admit.

Some think of wrinkles and fine lines as badges of honor. That’s definitely a rosy way to look at it. But while that glass-is-half-full mentality sure is admirable, the good majority of us don’t look upon wrinkles with any type of affection whatsoever. In fact, whatever we can do to get rid of them, we’re pretty much willing to try. Yet many of us stop short of surgery; that just seems too extreme, maybe. So how can we regain the youthful look we crave to go along with our youthful spirits? Here, a look at what will and won’t work for curing wrinkles.

The Nay’s:

Food treatments: The verdict is in: Keep your food on your plate, not on your face. While egg whites, honey, bananas, pineapples and a myriad of other foods have all been said to be nature’s answer to skin woes, clinically, none of these have ever been proven to provide lasting effects. In fact, smearing some foods on your face may cause an allergic reaction or breakouts. And who needs that to go along with their wrinkles?

Vitamin creams: While some vitamins (such as C) can aid in evening out the skin’s tone, none are particularly good at smoothing out creases. The most commonly known skin beauty vitamin, Vitamin E, can actually promote rashes if you have an unknown allergy to it. So since this vitey doesn’t stack up in the facial department, skip it and save some time and money.

Facial exercises: While contorting your face into odd configurations might provide endless entertainment for those around you, doing facial exercises in an effort to strengthen those tiny muscles simply doesn’t work. In fact, the more you scrunch, the more wrinkles you promote around the eyes, lips and forehead. Kind of sounds like defeating the purpose, doesn’t it?

The Yay’s:

Microdermabrasion: The beautiful cousin of exfoliation, microdermabrasion is a little more pushy about getting the job done. While exfoliation sloughs dead skin cells away, microdermabrasion does so to the extent that the skin reacts as if it’s wounded, working hard to make new skin to replace the old. What a way to outsmart Mother Nature, huh? What’s great is that at-home microdermabrasion kits can be found in various price ranges and are quick and convenient. Be sure to follow the directions explicitly, however, and always use sunscreen to protect that new and healthy skin.

Prescription Creams: While they may not be the most natural of facial fixes, prescription creams can work so well, they’re actually worth cheating on Mama Nature for. Creams that contain tretinoin (such as prescription-only Retin A or Renova) are good choices. If you’d rather go OTC, try drug store creams containing retinol. Also gaining attention are creams with high concentrations of alpha hydroxyl acid, which works as an exfoliater, spearheading the formation of new collagen and elastic fibers.

Prevention: This is a no-brainer, but it’s a method often overlooked. Trading hours on end in the hot summer sun for shady spots and wide-brimmed straw hats is a good start, as UVA rays are the most damaging to skin. Use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater religiously and keep yourself hydrated so your skin will be, too. Sleep on your back, rather than your side or stomach, and use a satin pillowcase, which glides over the skin instead of promoting bumps and creases.

Nobody ever said looking youthful was an easy task, but ditching outdated and clinically weak choices in favor of new and proven tactics can help you age even just a little more gracefully. Now, if only someone would figure out how to keep the grays away for good!

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Liberty Kontranowski, a freelance writer, provides high quality content to AccessRx.com, a safe US online pharmacy,  selling only FDA approved medications. For more information on the above mentioned products check out the Skin Care Resource Center



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3 Responses to “Boomers Cease the Crease (Guest Post): What Does and Doesn’t Work for Fighting Facial Wrinkles”
  1. forex robot says:

    What a great resource!

  2. Joanna Cake says:

    My yoga teacher is always telling us to smile. It is the best facial muscle exercise there is :)
    .-= Joanna Cake´s last blog ..Why Do Women Sleep With Men? =-.

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