Time marches on and your aging skin marches right along with it.
Getting older is definitely challenging for men and women of a “certain age,” as the aging process brings with it thinner, less elastic skin, which is much more vulnerable to wrinkles.
The Sun is great for Vitamin D but not so great for your face!
- The harmful UV rays of the sun are one of the main causes of wrinkles. How does this happen? The sun’s UV rays break down your skin’s connective tissues and wrinkles are the result. More importantly, repeated, unprotected sun exposure can cause skin cancer. Keep inn mind that the affects of the sun’s damaging rays are cumulative over your lifetime.
Wrinkles first appear around the eyes, between the brows and around the mouth.
- Why? Repeated facial expressions, such as frowning and smiling eventually result in wrinkles.
Keep that smile but try not to worry so much! Those frown lines don’t need extra help to deepen.
Taking care of your skin, at every age, is critical, and there are some things you can do to protect it against the wrinkling that time may bring.
- Stay indoors during the time of day when the sun’s rays are at their most damaging, between noon and five p.m.
- Buy a 30 SPF sunscreen that protects against the UV and UVB rays of the sun and use it. Re-apply it often, and don’t forget your hands and neck.
- Use eye cream and a good facial moisturizer; a retinol cream applied daily may reduce the appearance of fine lines.
- If you smoke, quit. Smoking accelerates the aging process and causes wrinkles to appear prematurely.
- Don’t scrub, rub or pull at your skin; be gentle. Use an easy touch when applying makeup, especially around the eye area.
- Botox, Injectable dermal fillers and chemical peels are treatments to consider if your wrinkles are deep and pronounced.
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Dr. Price can suggest one of our facial rejuvenation treatments specifically for you…to give your skin a fresh, youthful glow.