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How to Reverse Wrinkles, Say Experts

8 ways to deal with wrinkles according to experts.

The shelves are full of products that advertise they can magically make wrinkles disappear, but do they really help? As much as we don't want them, wrinkles have a way of showing up and while we can cover them up with makeup, "there is no single way to consistently reverse all wrinkles," says Lawrence Osman, M.D. Board-certified Dermatologist with Dignity Health Northridge Hospital. That said, there are things we can do to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Eat This, Not That! Health talked to experts who revealed their tricks for dealing with wrinkles. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.


What You Eat Matters

fruit vegetables berries blueberries spinach for smoothie

According to Hannah Kim, Founder of Botanical Republic, "Your skin needs the proper nutrients to delay the aging process. It is important to maintain a proper nutritious and balanced diet. You can start by eating more foods with antioxidants such as blueberries, broccoli, kale, grapes, spinach, etc. These types of foods rich in antioxidants can help from the inside out and help delay aging. Increasing your skin's daily nutrients both inside and out can help reduce the signs of premature aging."


Always Wash Your Face

Woman splashing face with water above bathroom sink

Being disciplined about washing your face and not sleeping with makeup on is key to help prevent wrinkles, says Kim. "On the outside, make sure to cleanse your face to remove dust, dirt, makeup, and toxins that may clog your pores. When you go to bed without washing your face, your skin will absorb all the toxins overnight. Use serums that contain vitamin C for the production of collagen and never forget to wear sunscreen everyday to help protect your face and neck from UV rays."

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Osman says, "Neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau are especially effective at reducing dynamic wrinkles such as those often found on the forehead, frown between the eyes, and crows' feet."

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Portrait of young smiling pretty woman having botox rejuvenation procedure of cheek zone by specialist.

According to Osman, "Fillers are synthesized products that reduce wrinkles when they are injected into them. They include brands like Juvederm and Restylane which work well to reduce lines around the mouth and chin. While not specifically targeting individual lines, fillers are often very helpful for restoring youthful proportions to the face when used in the cheeks and jawline."

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Try a Facial Mist

Woman spraying facial mist on her face.

Victoria Stiles, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Creative Director at ShikSona Beauty says, "To freshen up the skin on the go, try a face mist — a touchless and hygienic way to hydrate your skin while out and about. Glossier Soothing Face Mist is formulated with Rosewater, both refreshing and soothing, in addition to Aloe for hydration."

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Eye Creams Work

woman putting on eye cream

Stiles explains, "When searching for the perfect eye cream to help combat the appearance of crow's feet, look for products that contain retinol and hyaluronic acid. NourishMax Diamond Infused Eye Cream is Vegan, cruelty-free, Gluten-free, and contains ingredients such as caffeine for dark circles and hyaluronic acid and retinol to refine and hydrate around the eye area." 

To enhance the eye cream, Stiles suggests using "Lancome Absolue Revitalizing Oléo-Serum is a water-based hydrating face serum that tones skin over time, revealing a more youthful appearance. This can be used in addition to a daily moisturizer and an eye cream."

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Stay Hydrated

drink water

Stiles says, "Unfortunately, there isn't a magic cream to reverse wrinkles, even expensive injections and fillers will not reverse wrinkles permanently, as these are temporary. The best way to refine the appearance of wrinkles is to keep the skin hydrated as well as steer clear of overly matte face makeup products, such as powders." 

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Fractional Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing on a woman's forehead with the fractional laser at the dermatologist

"Lasers like fractional CO2 and radiofrequency microneedling treatment devices work by creating tiny microchannel injuries in the skin," Osman explains. "These controlled injuries induce the skin to heal smoother and less wrinkled. Devices like these are particularly helpful for the criss cross type wrinkles on the cheeks." And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

Heather Newgen
Heather Newgen has two decades of experience reporting and writing about health, fitness, entertainment and travel. Heather currently freelances for several publications. Read more
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