4 Common Myths About Wrinkles

Wrinkles are something we all dread in our own ways. Whether it reminds us of our age or we simply don’t like the look, there are mixed feelings regarding them. Arguably, wrinkles hold experience and memories that have made us who we are and have shaped how we look at this point in time. With that being said, taking well care of your skin is never a bad thing. This extra care now will result in your skin looking more youthful down the line. With the conglomeration of information available nowadays, it is important to understand the difference between fact and myth. In this article, we will cover 4 myths about wrinkles.

Myth #1: If My Parents Have Wrinkles, Then I Will Too

As we age, fine lines on our face are going to appear independent of our genetics. Interestingly, About 90% of visible skin changes can be attributed to sun damage, or photo damage. This takes into account all the damaging sun exposure we receive throughout our life. Due to genetics playing practically no part in  wrinkle development, a proper skincare routine and healthy diet would be greatly beneficial if followed consistently. Some of these good habits include:

  • Applying a sunscreen of SPF 50, reapplying every two hours.
  • Don’t use any products that can cause irritation or any burning sensation
  • Moisturize daily to mitigate dry skin

Myth #2: There’s A Perfect Anti-Aging Routine Out There

Finding the right skincare routine will require a bit of trial and error. There is not a general routine that will fit every person’s needs, so it’s important to know the characteristics of your skin type. There are general standards your skincare products should have however. This includes products with proven clinical grade ingredients such as retinols, antioxidants and peptides. Keep in mind, you’ll need to give anti-aging products at least a few weeks to a couple months to really see their impact on your skin. 

Myth #3: The Best Skincare Routines Are Expensive

With the endless array of beauty/skincare products available today, it’s easy to think a proper skincare routine will make a dent in your bank account. That really isn’t the case however. There are many relatively affordable products that essentially do the same things as the more expensive ones. Due to the fact that wrinkles are inevitable, many big-name beauty/skincare brands charge top dollar for products that promise to get rid of wrinkles. This can result in many people paying for overpriced products that don’t live up to their claims. The most effective regiments are minimal, which is better for your skin anyways since it isn’t being drowned in multiple different products.

Myth #4: Sunscreen Isn’t Necessary If It’s Not Sunny 

It’s a common misconception that simply because the sun may not be out that it is unnecessary to wear sunscreen. Even when clouds are out, it is recommended to wear a protective hat and sunscreen. 

This will not only reduce the chances of skin cancer, but it is also one of the most effective anti-aging products available. 

Sunscreen protects your skin from damaging UV rays, and it also allows your skin to repair itself to prevent further damage. The newest sunscreens can further protect against other damaging forces such as blue light, infrared and pollution, which we now know also contribute significantly to skin aging.

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