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Eight Myths about Fine Lines and Wrinkles 

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | July 26th, 2017 | Blog
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When it comes to skin care and anti-aging, many people will stop at nothing to get fine lines reduction treatment. Even with a healthy lifestyle, diet, and exercise, you may still be faced with wrinkles and sagging, dull skin that you want to get rid of. There are many treatments out there to deal with these signs of aging, but it takes a knowledgeable mind to filter through the fine line myths and wrinkle myths. Instead of wracking your brain trying to find out what works and what doesn’t, consult our extensive list that works as a solution to wrinkle myths. Don’t worry and add to those frown lines; smile and take in the anti-aging knowledge!


Myth 1: Guzzling Water Prevents Wrinkles


Drinking water is extremely important for the maintenance of good health, but if your skin isn’t well constructed with the right components, such as ceramides and essential fatty acids, it won’t stay hydrated no matter how much water you drink. The point is, wrinkles are simply a part of aging, and there is no cure for aging.


Myth 2: Wrinkles Develop More Easily on Dry Skin


Dry skin may seem to make wrinkles sprout, but it isn’t actually true. Winkles stand out more on dry skin, but this doesn’t mean they are developing more often. People who are prone to having dry skin are not any more likely to develop wrinkles than those with oily or combination skin. That being said, keeping the skin moisturized will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This can help you achieve a more youthful look.


Myth 3: Facial Exercises Effectively Prevent Wrinkles


The unfortunate part about this tip is that it isn’t backed by any proof. If it did work, everyone would be sitting at their desks, exercising their facial muscles. Contrarily, the opposite seems to be true. The more muscular a person’s face is, the older they tend to look. As the muscles in the face get toned, they become more visible, and since skin loses elasticity with age, the grooves that develop can set the stage for major wrinkles later on.


Myth 4: Omega-3 Foods Fight the Signs of Aging


Omega-3 fatty acid is essential to the body, providing many health benefits. However, it does not prevent wrinkles. There is no solid scientific evidence to support this claim, so if you’ve been loading up on fish to prevent wrinkles, it’s okay to take a break.


Myth 5: Avoiding the Sun Will Completely Prevent Wrinkles


Avoiding too much sun exposure can help prevent the premature development of wrinkles and protect people from serious conditions like skin cancer, but it is not a guaranteed way to prevent wrinkles altogether. Aging itself plays a role in the development of wrinkles, so it is not only sun exposure that causes the problem. As we age, it is still important to shield the skin from the sun’s rays by using sunscreen and wearing protective clothing.


Myth 6: Pulling on Your Skin Causes Wrinkles


People are often very nervous and careful about pulling or stretching their skin because they believe it will cause wrinkles to develop more easily. This isn’t true at all, at least when it comes to pulling on the skin for short periods of time. For example, when women apply eye makeup, they often pull on the skin around their eyes. This has been one of the big “no-no’s” of skin care, as many makeup gurus say this will cause wrinkles to develop faster. In reality, the skin is a lot more resilient than that, especially when you are younger.


Myth 7: Aging Is Genetic—You Cannot Control It


Your genetics do play a huge role in aging, but there are also many external factors that contribute to aging skin like pollution, the climate you live in, poor nutrition, bad lifestyle habits, stress, and UV exposure. So, even though genetics are partially to blame, if you lead a healthy lifestyle and use the right skin care, you can significantly slow the aging process.


Myth 8: What Works for Someone Else Will Also Work for You


Unlike headbands and socks, skin care is not one-size-fits-all. Unfortunately, many major brands create anti-aging skin-care products and market them as if they work for everyone. Using the wrong product for your skin can actually cause further skin problems. Before you head to the store to buy the latest product from a big-name brand, do some research and find products designed for your skin type and your skin concerns. Everyone has different skin, so don’t buy into the myth that there is one cure-all product that works for everyone.


What Does Work to Prevent Wrinkles?


Treating aging skin sometimes means working from the inside. Although there is no holy grail product, you can make slight adjustments to your lifestyle to prevent the signs of aging from appearing earlier than they should. One of the most important ways you can prevent your skin from aging quickly is to make sure that you’re not using products with harmful chemicals. Ingredients that end in “-cone” belong to a family of chemicals that is essentially plastic and should be avoided. Instead, look for products that include hyaluronic acid, collagen, and retinol. These ingredients help keep your skin plump, smooth, and youthful and prevent it from sinking into your bones.


Get Effective Anti-Aging Skin Care at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic


If you’ve tried all the natural remedies out there and still struggle with fine lines and wrinkles, try Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) anti-aging therapy. The professionals at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic will help you feel at ease and explain the entire process to you before it begins. Our PRP therapy in Toronto has achieved tremendous results for our clients, and we want to share with you how safe and effective they are. To learn more about our PRP therapy for fine lines and wrinkles and our other skin-care treatments and services for anti-aging, or to book your appointment today, call us at 416.546.4664 or e-mail us at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Our skin-care specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.


With an MBA in computer science, Silvia started out in the IT field with proven success working on strategic initiatives with executive leaders to align an organization’s culture, capabilities, and structure, with business strategies. This career has lead her to a business path founding the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic in 2012. Silvia now holds a diploma in medical esthetics with interests in anti-aging skincare, evening out skin tone and texture, scalp hair regrowth, body contouring and laser hair removal treatments. Silvia believes in the importance of building open, trusting relationships with her clients and prides herself on excellent customer service. Whether it’s developing the business or awarding her clients with significant results, Silvia is committed to offering only the best. Silvia is the finance director and a medical esthetician at Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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