Inevitably, everyone gets wrinkles. However, the way you take care of your skin and the preventative measures you take will really make a difference as you get older. We all want to keep the wrinkles away as long as possible, and we all want to look younger. Here are five effective ways to reduce and prevent wrinkles!

Use Sunscreen. Living in southern California, we get lots of gorgeous sunny days. These sunny days cause “photo-aging” or sun damage to your skin. One of the guaranteed ways to get wrinkles is sun exposure. It not only deepens wrinkles, but can also cause hyperpigmentation and many other things that cause you to look older than you really are. To prevent this, you must wear sunscreen every day! Even if there is no sun, slather on the sunscreen to prevent the UV rays from causing damage.

Wear Sunglasses. This one is pretty easy right? Sunglasses help you see when it’s too bright, hide your face when you step out without makeup, and they look stylish. But most importantly, sunglasses protect your eyes from sun exposure. The skin around your eyes is very delicate, and of course prone to crow’s feet (the wrinkles around the eyes). So don’t forget to always wear your sunglasses!

Don’t smoke. Time and time again, you hear how bad smoking is for you. We all know, but if you want to look great for your age, you need to stop smoking. Smoking really takes a toll on your looks as time goes by. It ages your skin and also causes deep wrinkles around your mouth. So think about the damage that you are doing to your body, and make your new year’s resolution to quit smoking!

Take your vitamins! Diet also has a lot to do with how you age. You want to make sure you drink lots of water on a daily basis, and eat healthy (lots of fruits and veggies) so that your body gets all the nutrients and antioxidants that it needs to keep you looking young. You also want to get your daily dose of Omega3 fatty acids so that your skin has the building blocks it needs to look healthy and youthful.

If you have taken all the measures to protect your skin, and still have wrinkles… or maybe are now regretting that you didn’t take better care of your skin when you were younger…

See your facial plastic surgeon! There are plenty of options guaranteed to prevent or get rid of wrinkles. Botox is of course one of the most common minimally invasive treatments used to prevent and treat wrinkles. There are also many other facial fillers that can be used to treat deeper lines such as the nasolabioal folds (the parentheses around your mouth), or marionette lines (wrinkles around your mouth), etc. Contact us to learn more, and schedule your free consultation today!