Frame Magazine



Wrinkles are synonymous to aging, and when it comes to aging gracefully, it’s the women who are most concerned about it. The first and most visible signs of aging are usually fine lines forming at the corners of the eyes and mouth. Women are constantly on the lookout for ways to avoid, conceal and even erase these annoying wrinkles. But since the fountain of youth is yet to be discovered, they will have to make use of homemade or manufactured skin care products available. Nevertheless, there are various ways of dealing with wrinkles to achieve ‘ageless’ beauty. Anti-wrinkle creams have become the most widely-used product to counter the signs of aging. Both men and women desire to stay young-looking despite their age, hence, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams have flooded the market. In fact, new products keep on proliferating especially in TV commercials. Collagen is the primary ingredient responsible for the success of anti-wrinkle creams. It is a natural bodily substance found under the skin to keep it firm. These creams seal in collagen, thus, reducing the appearance of fine lines. There are special creams made especially for wrinkles around the mouth. It is advised to use such creams to get the best results. It has been said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. So, even before that first line appears, one must know how to prevent them from showing up way ahead of time. Smokers should quit smoking and non-smokers should not start if they want to avoid having wrinkles around the mouth. Smoking involves puckering the lips, and doing it over the years will cause lines to appear around the mouth. It also leads to premature aging as it causes other cosmetic defects to the face and mouth. Using sunscreen is also one way of preventing skin damage early on. Develop the habit of putting on some kind of sun protection before leaving the house. Harmful rays of the sun damage skin cells and cause collagen to break down and deteriorate. When this happens, skin begins to sag and eventually, lines and wrinkles become noticeable, especially around the mouth and eye corners. Exfoliating is also a good habit to have in order to take care of the skin, particularly the face. Exfoliate about twice a week using exfoliating creams or natural exfoliants. One of the best and most effective exfoliants uses mashed strawberries. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and opens up the pores, thereby helping the skin better absorb the anti-wrinkle creams. For best results, use the right kind of exfoliant for your specific skin type. A gradual change in lifestyle may also be necessary to prevent premature aging. Including exercise in your daily routine is definitely a big help in improving the general condition of the body in general, and the skin in particular. Before starting any exercise or fitness routine, be sure to consult your doctor to get the best out of your regimen. You can worry about wrinkles as long as you want and add more wrinkles as you worry, or you can try these simple tips and kiss those wrinkles around your mouth goodbye! (By Jowett Isaiah)

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