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How to Lessen Your Face Wrinkles

Have you been missing the toned, elastic skin of your youth? As you grow older, it is normal for your facial skin to develop wrinkles and fine lines. But while these changes are normal, they are not necessarily welcome. It’s difficult to maintain a positive self-image when you’re always focusing on the crow’s feet to the side of your eyes or the furrows in your brow.

Unfortunately, scientists have yet to invent a time machine – but they have developed a pretty good understanding of wrinkles and fine lines. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to lessen your face wrinkles without surgery or other invasive procedures.

Stay Hydrated

Have you noticed that your face wrinkles are more obvious on some days than others? Wrinkles tend to be deeper and more apparent when you’re dehydrated. Many people are mildly dehydrated without even realizing it. Thankfully, the solution is easy: drink more water. When you increase your hydration level, you’ll likely notice your skin appears plump and more toned.

Here are some tips to help you increase your water intake:

  • Carry a water bottle with you at all times, and take sips throughout the day.
  • Add a little lemon juice or sliced fruit to your water to make it more enjoyable.
  • Set an alarm to go off every hour, and drink water ever time it rings.

Get Plenty of Sleep

When you sleep, your body has a chance to heal and revitalize its tissues, including the skin. People often notice their face wrinkles become less apparent when they’re getting plenty of rest. Make sure you’re getting the recommended 7 – 8 hours of sleep per night.

If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, here are some tips to try:

  • Turn down the thermostat; most people get better sleep when it’s cool.
  • Go to bed at the same time every night, and get up at the same time every morning.
  • Stay away from screens for an hour before bedtime.

Upgrade Your Moisturizer

If you’re still using the same moisturizer you used when you were younger, it may be time for an upgrade. Look for a moisturizer that is specifically formulated for skin with wrinkles and fine lines. Such moisturizers are formulated to be well-absorbed, so they make your skin look softer and more dewy. Soft, dewy skin looks less wrinkly, even if the wrinkles and lines are still there.

Many of the best moisturizers for wrinkles contain an ingredient called retinol. Retinol helps increase skin cell turnover, and it also boost collagen production – both of which are helpful for wrinkles. Another good ingredient to look for is azelaic acid, which has skin-tightening properties. A moisturizer with vitamin C will also help protect your skin from sun damage, which helps keep wrinkles from worsening.

Consider Botox

If you make the above changes and are still bothered by wrinkles, consider scheduling a Botox treatment. Botox and other neurotoxins work by temporarily paralyzing the tiny muscles beneath your skin. When these muscles are stationary, wrinkles become far less obvious.

Botox works best on dynamic wrinkles – those which are most apparent when you smile or otherwise move your face. Some of the best places to use it are along the forehead, between the eyes, and around the cheeks.

Botox injections only take a few minutes to administer, and they have a long track record of success. The results typically last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. When you start noticing the effects wearing off, you can schedule another appointment.

Think About Fillers

What about deep, obvious folds and wrinkles that are apparent even when you’re not moving your face? For these stubborn, static wrinkles, dermal fillers are often the way to go. Fillers essentially add “bulk” to your skin, which makes wrinkles less apparent. Some of the newer fillers also stimulate your skin to produce more collagen, which has a longer-lasting effect.

Filler injections last about a year, and sometimes longer. There are few to no side effects to worry about, other than some redness and puffiness the day after treatment. Your practitioner can tailor the injections to fit your goals, ensuring that you maintain a natural look.

When face wrinkles start to bother you, a few lifestyle changes can help make them less obvious while also slowing their progression. Try drinking more water, getting more sleep, and upgrading your moisturizer. If you then discover you look a little more help, contact Balance MedSpa to schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to tell you more about neurotoxins, fillers, and other non-invasive wrinkle treatments.


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