The 411 on Wrinkles And Lines
Your amazing skin is made to be resilient, and it is. But you have to take care of it…every day.
For everyone, aging and aging skin is impossible to deny. Time marches on.
The good news is you don’t have to give in to time’s effects on your skin…especially fine lines and wrinkles.
- Aging thins your skin so it becomes less elastic and more vulnerable to wrinkles. The sun’s harmful rays break down your skin’s connective tissue and those rays are the main cause of wrinkly skin. Repeated, unprotected sun exposure can also cause skin cancer. Keep in mind that the effects of the sun’s damaging rays are cumulative over your lifetime.
- Smiling is good; worrying is not. Your frown lines don’t need extra help to become deeper.
- Wrinkles appear first around your mouth, eyes and eyebrows because of repeated facial expressions.
Although wrinkles are a natural result of aging, there are some things you can do to keep them at bay:
- If possible, stay indoors when the sun’s rays are at their most damaging, between noon and five p.m. And don’t tan in tanning beds…those rays are even more damaging to your skin.
- Using a good sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do to prevent sun damage, but it doesn’t do any good in your beach bag. Choose a product that is at least 30 SPF and re-apply often to your face, hands and neck.
- Use a moisturizer and eye cream every day. A retinol cream may also help reduce the appearance of fine lines.
- Don’t scrub or pull at your skin. Use a soft touch when washing your face and applying makeup, especially around your eye area.
- Smoking accelerates your body’s aging process and causes wrinkles to appear prematurely. So stop or cut back if you can.
If your wrinkles are deep and pronounced, you may want to consider one of our injectable dermal fillers.
Want to know more? Call for an appointment with Dr. Lobuono and let our team of specialists help you achieve your best, most youthful looking skin: 732.449.0167.