If it is about treating wrinkles, there are several common myths which you might not be aware of. No more! Let’s debunk them.
‘It was about my friend’s 37th birthday party, where we all posed for some really good pictures. But the fun turned into worries when she posted a picture of us, and I was looking ten years older than my age. The worst part was she was really looking younger, in fact, younger than her age.
I couldn’t resist and very next day I asked her about the secret. To my surprise, she went for few Botox sessions and was very happy with the results. I regretted not choosing such treatments for my wrinkles, all because I didn’t count on them.’
~ Eva D.
It is not about just Eva; in fact, there are many like her who has no trust in the safety and efficiency of wrinkle treatment processed. But the stats have some other story to tell.
Do you know cosmetic Botox treatments increased to about 3.3 million (in 2005) from about 2.8 million (2004)?
It won’t be wrong saying that people are eager to find ways to prevent wrinkles. And it has lead to increase in a number of techniques out there. Moreover, the anti-aging market expects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5 percent between 2016 and 2021.
So, more and more people are turning towards different methods to say goodbye to wrinkles. But still, there are many who don’t give a try to these methods just for the reason that they believe in some unnecessary myths.
Are you among the same?
Before you plan your wrinkle-fighting strategy, it is essential to clear some misconceptions. Explore them here;
Myth #1: Pulling Causes Wrinkles
Do you feel irritated when people pull or stretch your skin? You admonished not to do so just because you think that it will cause wrinkles? It is not that way. Similarly, while applying eye makeup, people avoid stretching the skin around the eyes, which is at times necessary. So, stop believing in unnecessary myth as this won't actually increase the likelihood of developing wrinkles.
Myth #2: You Need Sunscreen When You Go To Beach
This one is very pervasive and dangerous myth. For those who have been using sunscreen only when the skin is exposed to the sun for long periods of time, say for a beach party or when you are traveling, you need to change your routine. The truth is far away. Sunscreen has to be applied every day. This is of utmost importance if you want to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. You can choose a natural and high SPF sunscreen for this purpose, and ensure you apply in 20 minutes before you step outside.
Myth #3: Botox Is Harmful
Not at all! It is safe and even FDA approved for the treatment of frown lines and crow's feet. Basically, Botox helps to relax the muscles that can crease the skin. Hence, it prevents deep imprinted lines on your skin. In fact, when you use Botox, you not only prevent fine wrinkles but also prevent deepening of those wrinkles which you already have. The only drawback is that this process could be little painful. However, you can skip the pain using a topical anesthetic cream like Dr.Numb®.
Myth #4: The Most Expensive Wrinkle Creams World Work the Best
As far as this myth is concerned, people always follow a misconception that more the price better will be the results. But you really don’t need to follow it! The truth is far away. The price of a wrinkle cream has little or no bearing on its effectiveness. Actually, what really matters is the formula of the cream. Hence, next time you pick a product, make sure it consists of the ingredients which are widely agreed to be effective.
Myth #5: Water Prevents Wrinkles
Of course, drinking more of water is beneficial. But staying hydrated is not the only solution for preventing wrinkles. Water has its own certain benefits to offer. For instance, on the cellular level, hydration will help produce a healthy glow. It also aids in maintaining the skin's elasticity. But there is much more required as you grow old.
Myth #6: Facial Exercises Help Eradicating Wrinkles
These days you might have come across those videos illustrating some strange facial exercises, meant for wrinkle-free skin. But there are no studies found which prove that these exercises actually work. And if it was so, people would sit at their desks; do these exercises all day to stay young. No one would ever invest in techniques like Botox, isn’t it?
Myth #7: Applying Moisturizer Will Serve Your Purpose
If you think the only needed during the day is to keep your skin moisturized, you are mistaken. In order to keep wrinkles at bay for as long as possible, you need much more. Of course, you have to wear moisturizer during the day. But make sure to lather it on before going to bed too. Moreover, there are now available some special creams which are specifically made to be used at night. You can invest in those too. Reason being, during the night moisturizers, have the opportunity to penetrate the skin deeply and helps retain its elasticity. And when your skin maintains its elasticity, wrinkles are less likely to develop.
So, now you can gear up to follow a strategy for warding off wrinkles. Keep away from these misconceptions and guard your skin smartly