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How To Get Rid of Wrinkles

 

The key to wrinkle-free skin is to preserve it in its prime. But still, if the crow’s feet have shown up, don’t go frantically searching for the fountain of youth. There are things you can do to mitigate the existing wrinkles and prevent further damage.
 
In this article you’ll learn:

  1. What causes wrinkles  
  2. How to prevent wrinkles   
  3. If botox is effective in preventing wrinkles


 
What causes wrinkles?


As we get older, collagen production slows down and our skin loses elasticity, gets thinner, and drier too, a process accelerated by sun exposure, pollution, and lifestyle habits (read: clubbing). As a result, we're more prone to wrinkles, smile lines, fine lines, crow’s feet, and neck lines.

These wrinkles show character and experience. But still, we prefer to delay their arrival, and hide them once they show up. It’s vanity born of streaming too many late-career Nick Nolte films — or watching our female friends age gracefully without wrinkles.
Fortunately, there are active steps you can take to deal with wrinkles.. 


How to prevent wrinkles


Eat right: What’s on your plate can tell the story of your face. A diet rich in anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties can improve the skin’s elasticity, so next time you’re moving through the grocery aisle, drop the Cheez-Its and check these out:  

  • green tea
  • olive oil
  • salmon
  • avocados
  • pomegranates
  • flax seeds
  • vegetables, especially carrots, pumpkin, leafy greens, bell peppers, and broccoli

 
Moisturize: We mentioned that as we get older, our skin loses elasticity. That’s because the body slows down its production of hyaluronic acid, which reduces collagen production. That’s why, for your face, a moisturizer looks like a Dasani dispenser in a desert — especially if it contains synthetic hyaluronic acid, which acts as a super-hydrator, holding 1,000 times its weight in water and helping the skin retain moisture where it's most needed.

Hyaluronic acid is a major ingredient in our Vital Morning Face Cream, and it’ll prevent wrinkles from forming or getting deeper, while improving the appearance and texture of your skin. For more on hyaluronic acid check this blog post.

Use sunscreen: The number one thing you can do for your skin is to use an SPF. It’s the smart and easy way to protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays, which bear more than 90% of responsibility for skin aging. Try our SPF30+ with moisturizer, or, for extra protection, wear a wide brim hat, light-colored clothes that’ll reflect the sun, and sunglasses with UV protection. Or just never leave the house.
 
Build muscle in your face: Put a slim rubber hockey puck in your mouth and start chewing on it 90 times a day and you’ll see benefits — just don’t do it during a Zoom call, because, you know, it looks weird.
 
Truth is, our face is packed with muscles, and they respond to tension exercises by getting larger. By counteracting the age-related loss of fat and collagen, your face will look fuller, especially around the cheeks, chin, and jawline. Unfortunately this will not help the fine lines and crow’s feet around your eyes, as those muscles are involuntary.
 
Use retinol: One of the most studied and celebrated anti-aging ingredients, retinoids can increase collagen production and encourage skin regeneration, which plumps your face. They also promote the creation of new blood vessels, which may help improve the skin’s overall appearance and texture. Our Nourishing Night Cream is packed with retinol, btw.


Does Botox prevent wrinkles?


It can. “It doesn't fill in the wrinkles, like a filler does,” said Dr. Steve, Geologie’s founding dermatologist. “But Botox causes facial muscles to relax, so they can’t generate the wrinkles that can reproduce when those muscles are fully active.”
 
Botox, however, is not permanent. “People do Botox every six months or so, and it's very safe,” said Dr. Steve. “People do it for years and years and years. Of course, if it’s not done correctly, there are side effects of Botox — some people have droops, some people have asymmetry.”


How Geologie can help prevent wrinkles


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