I'm 20. What can I do to prevent wrinkles from forming?
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Preventative Measures for Wrinkles
While genetics certainly have a hand in how you age, daily habits and environmental damage can play a huge role as well. Almost every patient over the age of 18 can benefit from daily use of quality skincare products, specifically an SPF, a retinoid, and an antioxidant (such as the Vitamin C serum you mentioned). As you get older, it will be a great idea to also add a product containing growth factors to boost cell repair and collagen. In addition, please do continue to hydrate, and avoid smoking and tanning!
If down the line you are interested in getting started with treatment, consider light chemical peels and/or microdermabrasion for exfoliation, or perhaps even a mild laser such as Clear+Brilliant to stimulate collagen growth. Be sure to consult with a board certified Dermatologist when you are ready to take the next step. Keep up the great work!
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Preventing Wrinkles In Your Twenties
In addition to focusing on the surface of your skin, it is also important to consider the health and maintenance of the tissue below the surface. Therefore, think about consuming more foods that are high in antioxidants, and reduced processed foods. These compounds neutralize free radicals which erode the cells as they try to “steal” electrons from nearby molecules.
Common examples include green tea, blueberries, kale, spirulina, and the general group of bright colorful fruits and vegetables. Look up recipes that inspire you to eat these types of foods on a long term, consistent basis.
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