There are quite a few facts about wrinkles floating around. But with facts often come myths, and most people cannot differentiate between the two. Some believe that eating more of certain foods will prevent or treat wrinkles, others believe that the only way is botox, there’s a whole myriad of examples. But here are a few of the major myths:
*Facial muscles can be toned with facial exercises: In reality, these exercises can help to prevent jaw lines and neck muscles from sagging. But in terms of preventing facial wrinkles, it doesn’t work the same way. However, a better way to do it is to supplement your face with collagen, elastin, or peptides
*Eating more fish oils and omega 3 fatty acids can prevent the skin from aging: while omega 3 is good for your heart, it has little to no proven effect on the skin. In fact, more than 12 oz of fish per week in adults can actually be too much.
*Tanning machines are better for the health: tanning beds have the same types of UV rays as the sun. Therefore, if you get burned or exposed to tanning beds, you run the same risks as sun tanning.
*creams are just as effective as botox: while creams can be potentially great, most of them are based on moisturizers alone. And even the good ones cannot produce the immediate result botox can. Some may be more lasting, but not as extreme or fast as botox.
*night moisturizers are worthless: your skin actually opens the pores and does a lot more of its basic healing at night. So not providing your skin with the needed nutrients can be more detrimental than not using a good day cream.
If you would like to prevent wrinkles in your daily life, you can use sunscreen, not smoke, avoid excessive drinking, get enough sleep, exercise, drink water, reduce simple carbs, avoid sudden weight changes, etc. But you can also use high quality wrinkle solutions with the right ingredients to reverse some of the damage.