Top 20 Wrinkle Prevention Tips

Top 20 Wrinkle Prevention Tips

Wrinkle prevention is only one reason dermatology as a form of medicine exists. Skin is our largest organ and deserves the love and attention it deserves through a proper skincare routine. We all age and science provides evidence of why and how, but there are many actions we can take to reduce and even reverse signs of aging to keep our youthful glow.  These wrinkle prevention tips should give you optimism!

Revolt Against Wrinkles With These Wrinkle Prevention Tips

Beauty Sleep
It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing. Sleep gives your cells time to regenerate and also reduces stress decreasing cortisol levels.

Dry skin can cause real havoc with your complexion including dullness and increasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Water is essential to good skin, so keep it well moisturized.

Wear Sunglasses
If there is even a hint of a squint, put on those sunglasses! Crows feet, the tiny lines around your eyes is one of the first signs of aging and can happen as early as your twenties. Sunglasses are fun and fashionable, so protection is easy.

Drink water for wrinkle preventionDrink Water
Skin is the largest organ and it needs hydration! Up your water intake and your friends will be amazed at the improvement in your complexion. Water will help ward off wrinkles by keeping your skin hydrated.

Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Make it a part of your daily routine and you will never need to think about it. UV rays are out even when overcast. The sun can cause dark spots (hyperpigmentation), wrinkles and even cancer.

Get a Facial Massage
Relax and release tension in your face to increase blood circulation and boost collagen production!

Do Not Tan
Tanning does have a nice look to it, but it can dramatically accelerate aging. Whether from lying out in the sun or in a tanning booth, those harmful UV rays can cause dry, flaky skin, wrinkles, age spots and an uneven skin tone.

Keep Your Skincare Routine Simple
Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize – these 3 simple skin care products are the perfect combination. Anything more and you risk irritating your skin which magnifies signs of aging and can speed up aging!

Change Products
Aging can dry out your skin and you may have outgrown your current makeup products. Formulas may no longer work with your skin and can increase the look of fine lines. If you find your makeup settling into fine lines, it may be time for a change keeping in mind that skin gets drier with age.

Slough away dull, patchy cells on the skin’s surface to make fine lines less apparent. Regular exfoliation enhances cell turnover and will also make your moisturizing treatment more effective.

Cut Back on the Alcohol
Do you have dark circles or puffiness around your eyes? If you like to indulge, alcohol might be the reason. Alcohol is not only dehydrating and inflammatory, but it also depletes vitamin A levels, which are critical for the production of collagen.

Strengthen Skin
After your 20’s, collagen and elastin starts to diminish. Keep your skin firm by using products with antioxidants and peptides to strengthen your skin. Also, seek out foods high in natural antioxidants!

Quit smoking for wrinkle preventionDon’t Smoke
Nicotine starves the skin of oxygen, robs you of essential nutrients and breaks down both collagen and elastin. It is proven that smokers have more wrinkles and less elasticity leading to saggy skin.

Sleep on Your Back…With a Silk Pillowcase
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), sleeping in positions other than your back can cause wrinkles caused by material that is pressed against your face all night long. If you are not a back sleeper, consider satin bedding that doesn’t cause as many creases to be etched in your face.

Use Products as Directed
If your product works well, you may be inclined to use it more, but ironically, that can cause opposite and adverse effects such as clogged pores leading to bacteria growth, acne, increased pores, bumpy skin and a blotchy complexion. Your skin may also get irritated leading to even more premature aging signs.

Cut Back on Squinting
Whether you’re looking at a small handheld device or squinting to read, give your eyes a break and prevent those wrinkles. Reading glasses, a magnifying glass or enlarging your print or screen can help reduce those repetitive facial poses.

Ditch the Straw
Continually pursing your lips can cause those dreaded lip lines. Ditch the straw and drink directly from the glass.

Stress less for wrinkle preventionUse Cool Water
When cleansing your face, turn that knob from hot to warm to avoid drying out your skin and stripping it from essential oils that keep skin moisturized and for better wrinkle prevention.

Stress Less
Reduce stress and relax those burrows in your face. Stress contributes to inflammation causing premature aging. Try listening to relaxing music or learning yoga.

Eat More Fish
Reduce wrinkles by eating protein rich fish full of essential fatty acids also known as Omega-3’s. Salmon is an excellent source to keep your skin nourished.

It’s never too late to start a great skin care routine, and it must be remembered how long it’s been neglected in the first place. There are no miracle cures, but high quality skin care can help. Products take time to work…so start now! Most products can start working in 6 weeks while others can take 3 months or more. Take control and prevent wrinkling, sagging, spotting and dullness today.

Here are some excellent, informative quotes from dermatologists around
the country when it comes to wrinkle prevention…

“The area where my twenty something patients really notice signs of aging are the crow’s-feet,” says Doris Day, a dermatologist in New York City. Her solution is three-pronged: “You need a good pair of sunglasses so you don’t squint, sunscreen to prevent damage in the first place, and a retinol product to rejuvenate the wrinkled skin.”

“Sun and pollution expose skin to destructive molecules called free radicals, which can damage collagen, elastin, and ceramides your skin needs to stay smooth, causing premature aging,”  explains says Doris Day, a dermatologist in New York City.

In our 20s, “the mistakes of our past start to catch up to us, usually in the form of sun damage. Retinol helps diminish the appearance of sun spots, minimize the appearance of pores, and even reduce blemishes,” says Dendy Engelman, a dermatologist in New York City.

“Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays to help reverse damage and prevent more from occurring,” says David E. Bank, a dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York.

“Your skin is in a constant battle with the environment to stay hydrated,” says Ling Chan, an aesthetician in NYC. “Everything surrounding us pulls moisture out of our skin. Think heat, sun, wind, air conditioning—even rinsing with water.”