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A Wrinkle in Truth: 5 Common Wrinkle Myths Debunked

When someone says ageing, the first thing that probably comes to mind is wrinkles. While some wrinkles may appear due to stress, most are just natural signs of ageing. Wrinkles around the mouth or eyes, for example, are called laugh lines, and if you ask us, these are the only acceptable wrinkles that should ever grace your face.

There is too much misleading information out there when it comes to wrinkles or fine lines and anti-ageing in general. From treatments that can slow down ageing to products that can make you look young again, the internet is full of marketing material that you should not pay heed to before getting some facts straight.

We’ve rounded up some of the most common myths surrounding wrinkles that need to be busted.

Myth 1: Wrinkles Are Hereditary

Okay, first of all, everybody is going to get wrinkles at some point in their life. It’s part of ageing. So, you’d have to be non-human to avoid them. That being said, just because one or both parents have wrinkles at a young age doesn’t necessarily mean their children will have them too. They’re not something that can be passed down, such as good looks.

Signs of ageing have less to do with genetics and more to do with sun exposure and negligence. If you start a skincare routine earlier, you can keep the wrinkles at bay for a long time.

Myth 2: The More Expensive A Treatment; The Better It Works

It’s basic consumer behaviour; we believe that a more expensive product is of better quality and will lead to better results.

While a skincare product may be more expensive because it has authentic, high-quality ingredients, making it worthy of its hefty price, the price may not be justified for many products.

Plus, minimalism is all the rage these days, so no need to break the bank. Only use products that are medically tested or invest in professional wrinkles and fine lines treatment.

Myth 3: One Perfect Skincare Routine Can Suit All

Everybody doesn’t have the same skin, and therefore one skincare routine and the same products cannot possibly show the same results for everybody using them.

Factors like nutrition, sleep cycles, sun exposure and other aspects of your life also differ, and they all have an impact on your skin.

Therefore, your skincare routine needs to be tailored according to your skin’s requirements. This may mean a lot of trial and error to get hold of the perfect anti-ageing routine.

Myth 4: You Can Toss Sunscreen During Winters

There is only one rule you need to remember when it comes to sunscreens: as long as the sun’s coming up (which is every day of the winter), the sunscreen goes on your face too.

Our mind usually tricks us into thinking that just because we can’t feel the sun rays, they’re not harmful. In reality, the UVA rays that are responsible for ageing on our skin are just as intense as in winters, so don’t skip the sunscreen unless you want wrinkles.

Myth 5: Moisturizing Works For Wrinkles

Most skincare experts swear that moisturization is the best thing that could ever happen to your skin, and we completely agree. It works for tons of issues. But is it the best you can do to counter ageing? Absolutely not.

While moisturizing will do a terrific job at hiding your wrinkles, it will not halt ageing.

If you want those wrinkles to come later rather than sooner, invest in professional treatments that promise to deliver. These could be skin rejuvenation treatments or wrinkles and fine lines treatments, both of which you can get in Calgary.

Get in touch with our team of experts today for a professional consultation.