We are all aware of the saying “Prevention is better than Cure.” This is particularly true for maintaining healthy, youthful-appearing skin. So what steps can you take to ensure that your skin stays wrinkle free as long as possible? Here are a few suggestions:
Apply sunscreen: Protecting your skin from harmful rays of the sun goes a long way in preventing the formation of wrinkles. Sunscreen should be worn every day of the year and not only when its sunny.
Drink plenty of water: Adequate hydration helps your skin retain elasticity which is necessary to avoid wrinkles. The standard advice of 8 glasses of water a day should be adjusted depending on the weather, your activity level, and how dry your skin appears.
Moisturise: After a long day’s work, it is very important to completely wash off all the dust and make-up on your face, and apply a good moisturiser to revitalise your skin. The British Journal of Dermatology states people with adequately moisturised skin tend to develop wrinkles at a much slower rate than those with dry skin.
Sleep: In addition to the many health benefits of getting between 7-8 hours of sleep every night, it also prevents premature wrinkling of your skin. In a study conducted on 30 female volunteers across the UK including supermodel Jodie Kidd, when participants were asked to sleep only 6 hours a night for 5 consecutive days, there was an astonishing 45% increase in the number of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox: Botox is a very popular non-surgical treatment for wrinkles. It is most effective in treatment of “dynamic wrinkles” that only appear while you are moving your facial muscles. Treatment helps prevent these wrinkles from growing deeper into your face. As Botox treatment is non-surgical, it is a cost-effective and quick way to achieve a pleasing aesthetic result.
If you would like to rapidly eliminate wrinkles from your forehead and around your eyes and mouth, then you should consider Botox treatment. Dr. Najia Shaikh offers Botox treatment and several other non-surgical treatments designed to make a positive impact on your appearance and self-confidence.