Easy Skincare Tips
Wrinkles are a perfectly normal part of aging – but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless against them. Many types of age-related wrinkles can be delayed with a few simple preventive measures. (And once wrinkles appear, esthetic treatments can help minimize their appearance).
Take a look at these five ways to fight wrinkles:
1. Wear Sunscreen
Surprised to see this as the first tip? Probably not! Yet it’s easy to forget about the importance of sunscreen when you’re dashing out the door in a hurry.
Studies show that wearing sunscreen every day can protect your skin from wrinkles, sunspots, sunburn, and skin cancer. One randomized controlled trial published in 2013 in the Annals of Internal Medicine reported that subjects under age 55 who used sunscreen daily had a skin aging rate 24% lower than the subjects who used sunscreen periodically.
Look for a facial sunscreen with a minimum SPF rating of 30 and gentle ingredients that won’t clog your pores, and wear it year-round.
3. Sleep on Your Back
Sleeping on your side or stomach increases mechanical forces on your face that can accelerate the development of wrinkles. Try sleeping on your back more often, and invest in smooth silk pillowcases to reduce friction against your skin.
4. Be Mindful of What You Put in Your Body
One of the main reasons we get wrinkles is because our bodies produce less collagen as we age. Collagen is the most abundant type of protein in your body and acts like “glue” holding tissues together. It gives your skin its tone and youthful look.
You may be able to minimize wrinkles by consuming foods rich in collagen (like eggs, fish, and lean meats) or taking a collagen supplement. It’s also important to eat a diet rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients that support healthy skin and stimulate your body’s natural collagen production.
Lastly, make sure you drink plenty of water – and kick that harmful smoking habit!
5. Consider Botox Injections and Other Professional Treatments
If you already have wrinkles, Botox injections, dermal fillers, and other skincare treatments can help. These services temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and may slow their progression.
Ready to See Yourself in Glowing Skin?
MW Dentistry & Esthetics offers Botox injections, dermal fillers, and skincare products that can minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. Call (765) 643-5356 to schedule a consultation.