How to Avoid Premature Wrinkles

07-02-2018

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If we live long enough, wrinkles are inevitable. There's no question about it. You've never seen a man or a woman in their seventies, eighties, or nineties with skin like that of a twenty something, and you never will. Well, maybe someday somebody will invent a serum that will prevent skin wrinkling altogether. But that's the stuff of science fiction ó I wouldn't count on it.

But just because wrinkles are inevitable with age, there's no sense in rushing the process. We can and should avoid skin wrinkling for as long as we possibly can, and those of us who can afford it should seek medical intervention (cosmetic surgery) for skin wrinkling! Absolutely!

The idea is to put off skin wrinkling for as long as possible. And there are things that we can all do to avoid premature wrinkling of the skin.

It always makes me feel really bad when I see little children playing outside in direct sunlight during the heat of the day without sunscreen on their little bodies. The groundwork is being laid for premature skin wrinkling. The little kids don't know any better, but their parents should know better. It's not like there isn't lots of information out there about the dangers of direct sunlight on unprotected skin.

Certainly, though, by the time we reach out teenage years we should be responsible for our own skin care. A generation or so ago, people weren't aware of the damage that sun could do to their skin; but now we all know.

Sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is a must. It should be applied every single time skin is exposed to the sun. It's a major deterrent to premature wrinkling.

Sunglasses are another deterrent to premature wrinkling. Squinting causes those ugly "crow's feet" lines at the corner of our eyes. Avoiding squinting can help to delay those wrinkles from forming.