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Wrinkle Myths and Realities

There are a number of myths about wrinkles and what factors take the greatest toll on your skin. For your benefit, below you will discover the reality behind a few of these myths:

Myth #1: The primary causes of wrinkles are skin dryness and dehydration.

Although skin dryness and dehydration worsen the appearance of wrinkles and aged skin, their primary cause is sun exposure and facial expressions. Applying a daily hydrating-agent or moisturizer that contains broad-spectrum sunscreen is a great way to help prevent damage and the formation of wrinkles.

Myth #2: Sunscreen is all you need to ward off wrinkles, creases, and unwanted freckles.

Sunscreen is mandatory to help slow aging, but Virginia cosmetic surgeons recommend layering an anti-oxidant serum underneath your sunscreen to fight free radicals. Alternatively, you can look for an SPF/antioxidant combination to help neutralize free radicals. Look for ingredients such as green or white tea, pomegranate, and vitamins C and E.

Myth #3: The best way to keep your skin looking young is to begin anti-aging creams at a young age.

Keeping the skin hydrated and moist is the most important factor to maintain its vitality. While skin care products will help hydrate your skin on the outside, it is most important to drink plenty of water and nourish your skin from the inside out. Antioxidants also play a primary role in keeping your skin supple and young, so be sure to include these in your daily skin care regimen as well.

To schedule a consultation with Virginia facial rejuvenation surgeon Dr. Desman, please contact the experienced team at Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today.