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Is There More Than One Kind of Wrinkle?
Did you know there are two kinds of wrinkles? Wrinkles on the skin are divided into those produced by movement of the skin and those that are present when the skin of the face is at rest. Moisturizers can only work by minimizing the appearance of fine lines in skin at rest that are caused by dehydration of the skin.
Avoiding Crow's Feet
Hoping to avoid crow's feet? You can minimize the likelihood of developing wrinkles around your eyes by applying sunscreen (but remember, not too close to the eye) and wearing protective eyewear, such as wraparound sunglasses. Some wrinkles are produced by repeated movement of the skin.
What Is AHA?
AHA are carboxylic acids. Glycolic acid comes from sugar cane, lactic acid from sour milk and citric acid from citrus fruit. They have an ability to exfoliate and moisturize the skin. They may also reduce pigment production in individuals who have melasma. They may thicken the skin by increasing what is called the ground substance in the dermis. Learn more about chemical peels and products like Reversa™ by clicking on http://www.cosmeticprocedureguide.ca/chemical_peels.html
Pillow Creases Can Be Avoid
Did you wake up with a huge crease on your face from sleeping? Wash your face with tepid water, then use your moisturizer and massage in outward circles for a few minutes to help 'plump up' those lines. Also try using a firmer pillow and even satin pillow cases, so that your face does not 'fold into' the pillow.
Vitamin C Is Good For The Skin And Wrinkles
Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant present in citrus fruit and dark green leafy vegetables. It can reduce the appearance of sun damage on the skin as well as reduce brown pigmentation from the sun as well as melasma. It may have an anti acne effect especially when combined with glycolic acid The stability of the Vitamin C depends on the formulation of the product.
Use Sunscreen Each Day!
A recent study looked at what happened when women applied sunscreen for three out of four days instead of daily. Those who didn't apply sunscreen daily had skin changes that were visible under a microscope - changes that over time translate into sun-damaged skin.
Vitamins Can Fight Aging
Look for these vitamins to fight wrinkles. Vitamin antioxidants that may have an effect on fine lines on the skin include vitamin E, C as well as the retinoids which are vitamin A derivatives: niacinamide, alpha lipoic acid , ubiquinone and idebenone are the other ingredients to look for.
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About the Author: Mariusz J. A. Sapijaszko, MD FRCPC is the Director of the Western Canada Dermatology Institute located in Edmonton, Alberta. He is also the Clinical Assistant Professor at the Division of Dermatology, University of Alberta, in Edmonton. His areas of expertise include cosmetic and laser surgery. Learn more on www.youthfulimage.com