How To Prevent Wrinkles With Time
Good habits and good genes can only take you so far when you’re competing against the biological clock. Like it or not, there will come a day when you’ll look in the mirror and realize that some of those “smile lines” are sticking around.
You probably know that day can be delayed if you eat right, exercise and guard against the sun. But if you, like the rest of us, don’t always succeed with the healthy-lifestyle approach, turn to this list of fallback options from Charlene Haines of Euphoria Day Spa.
A truly blissful option, this facial cleanses, hydrates and exfoliates the skin while it pumps in plenty of fresh air, improving circulation, stimulating cell rejuvenation and killing any blemish-causing bacteria hiding in pores. Ever wonder how celebs like Jennifer Aniston look so luminous even without makeup? Now you know.
This common procedure involves using small needles to inject traces of a substance that “paralyzes” the muscles underneath, where lines are forming usually around the mouth and eyes and on the forehead. It temporarily freezes the muscles that form these expression lines, cutting down on the repetitive movements that help create wrinkles.
It’s fast, easy and relatively painless, but make sure to pick a doctor with experience, and undergo an allergy test first. You’ll have to get Botox shots every few months, but the results are dramatic and, over the long haul, can delay the formation of wrinkles.
Gone are the days of lumpy, bumpy injections to plump up lips and sagging cheeks. Now it’s all about Restylane or Radiesse, two natural fillers made of hyaluronic acid (a natural substance already present in the human body) that are injected right into creases and wrinkles to make them disappear.
The effects last for about six months and are less prone to infection and clumping than previous treatments. Britney Spears uses Restylane