Guest Post: Remedies for Wrinkles9:18 AM
Millie Garret is a former skin care pro looking to educate women young and old about their skin. She does not believe that wrinkles are a “problem” that you need to “fix”, but believes that if a woman feels more confident being proactive, then she needs the knowledge to make the best decision for herself.There are as many remedies for wrinkles as there are causes. Some women embrace their wrinkles and simply aim to maintain healthy skin, but others choose to take action to have wrinkles treated or altered.
Homemade exfoliators are great for a wide variety of skin problems. It is easy to know exactly what you are putting on your body because you choose the specific ingredients, so no unnecessary chemicals are added in. Exfoliators help relieve the skin of dead cells and increase natural collagen production. Certain ingredients like honey can help improve the elasticity of skin as well.
Nutrition also plays a huge role in wrinkles and skin health. Vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex vitamins are all antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and they promote healthy skin. Even a multi-vitamin can help fill any deficiencies and leave your skin (and entire body) looking fresher and healthier.
Peptide face creams are becoming more and more popular in the struggle against wrinkles. The peptides tackle the same two causes of wrinkles that many homemade exfoliators and creams address: collagen production and hydration. Wrinkle creams help the production of collagen, and should also be a deep moisturizer.
Dr. Oz recommends Peptide face creams saying that they, “…get through the surface of the skin and plump up collagen, the protein-rich connective tissue that gives shape and support to many tissues… to give your face a more youthful look.”
When choosing a wrinkle care product, it is still important to look for paraben-free, phalate-free formula.
Botox and non-surgery procedures
Some women choose to go for Botox or other forms of medical procedures to reduce wrinkles. They can be highly effective, but can be costly and have some side effects.
Botox works best on wrinkles that are formed when you move your face—like smile lines and brow furrows. However Botox can cause headaches, pain, and bruising, so it should be thoroughly discussed with your doctor.
Laser procedures are another non-surgery cosmetic enhancement that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Similar to the peptide creams and homemade exfoliators, it stimulated the production of collagen to reduce fine lines. This procedure may cause pain or temporary redness of the skin.
Plastic surgery is the most extreme way to get rid of wrinkles. It is extremely expensive and has certain health risks and side effects.
A fat transfer is one way that surgeons can reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face. In this procedure fat is removed from one area of the body, and transferred to the lips, cheeks, or under the eyes. This procedure requires anesthesia, and patients may need to recover for up to a week before returning to work.
Face lifts are another popular form of plastic surgery that can reduce wrinkles. It involves reshaping the skin on the face, and may also be done with facial implants or soft tissue augmentation. Incisions are made around the neckline or ear, and any excess skin is removed.
Face lifts will usually cost a minimum of $5000, and carry the risks associated with surgeries and sedation.
It’s important to weigh the benefits and risks of skin treatments. Some people prefer to be familiar with every single ingredient of their beauty products, while others take more rash approaches and jump under the knife. Whether you choose to fight to get rid of wrinkles or embrace every single line of your face, your priority should be to achieve a healthy look that you love.
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