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Fight Facial Wrinkles With These 3 Remedies

May 2, 2012

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girl cleaning her face to fight wrinkles           As we get older the signs of aging creep up on our face with sagging jowls, forehead wrinkles, crows feet, brow lines, sagging eyelids, etc. Do you want to erase these signs of aging? Some cover up the wrinkles with makeup tricks, others pay big bucks to remove these lines professionally, and still more use crease smoothing at home tips. Whatever you choose as your anti aging solution know the products and how to use them.

            Wrinkles can be caused by repetitive expressions used over ones lifetime, such as raising the eyebrows, squinting, frowning. Such as the old adage your mother used to tell you as a kid “Don’t make that face, or it will freeze that way”. In addition as we age, our skin looses moisture and elasticity, making the signs of aging more visible. A natural home remedy involves petroleum jelly. It requires no doctors, no prescriptions and no other equipment. All you need is petroleum jelly and your fingers making it a quick fix at your fingertips. At night after you wash your face apply petroleum jelly to your forehead wrinkles while your skin is still damp. The petroleum jelly is a humectant, which locks in the moisture. Petroleum jelly plumps up the skin causing wrinkles to un-crease and smooth out the skin. Allow time for the petroleum jelly to soak into your skin before going to bed. If your concerned about your skin feeling greasy rub in the petroleum jelly until skin no longer feels slippery.

            Home remedies aren’t for everyone, especially for those who are overly cautious of their beauty. The new cosmetic treatment for signs of aging is botox. Botox blocks the nerve impulses in the face, which cause facial muscles to contract. Excessive repetitive facial movements cause frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. By injecting botox into your skin you keep wrinkles from getting deeper. Botox is an effective cosmetic in-office procedure. It must be done by a medical professional and should be repeated every 4-6 months. However botox is not for everyone at $200-500 a session. Use botox in combination with a topical retinoid to plump up existing wrinkles.

            For many women reversing the sign of aging is not as pertinent as covering them up. Makeup is the quickest way to cover up you wrinkles. Use a primer as part of your daily makeup routine. An illuminating face primer will deflect light and attention from your wrinkles. Primers contain mica, a sparkly mineral that when applied to the face settles into the lines and reflects light way from the wrinkles. Primers should be applied after your moisturize and before you apply your foundation. The one down side is that by using a primer you should also have other make up products to be used in conjunction with it.