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Common Myths about Wrinkles

18th March 2014

Worried about the wrinkles under your eyes that are slowly appearing? Do you find yourself reading a new discovery about wrinkles, that tells you what you should and shouldn't do?

Here is a list of common myths we think you should know the truth about:

Myth 1: Drinking water prevents wrinkles

Drinking lots of water will help hydrate your skin, but dry skin doesn't contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Drinking water will contribute to the overall health of your body though, and the healthier you are, the healthier your skin looks. Your skin cells require hydration to keep your skin glowing, so water can help you look youthful, but does not directly affect wrinkles.

Myth 2: Sunbeds don't cause more damage to your skin than the sun

Everyone has heard how dangerous sunbeds are for your health, but many dismiss these accusations by claiming that the sun does just as much damage to your skin. Lights used in tanning booths emit higher levels of UVA (ultraviolet) radiation that you would get from the sun. This radiation causes skin tissue to lose its elasticity and strength by damaging the tissue structure.

Myth 3: Pulling your skin causes wrinkles

Don't believe anyone who warns you not to stretch your skin while applying makeup or creams. There is absolutely no evidence found to suggest that pulling or stretching your skin will cause wrinkles.

Myth 4: Eating oily fish prevents wrinkles

You may be constantly researching what food will help with your anti-ageing skincare, and you will probably see oily fish popping up a lot. Although eating oily fish has numerous health advantages from the protein and omega-3 fatty acids, including improving the health of your heart and your circulatory system, there is no evidence to suggest it helps you prevent wrinkles.

Myth 5: How wrinkly you become is determined by your genes

Your genes play a role in the structure of your skin and your complexion, which can affect wrinkles. However, it is not the most important factor. Environmental factors like smoking and nutrition play a key role, with sun exposure being the biggest determinant of how wrinkly you get.

If you are looking for a treatment based on scientific research and expertise, it is worth looking at the different anti-ageing treatments available to you at specialised clinics.

If you are interested in our services, you can book a consultation, find a clinic near you, have a look at the different treatments we offer, or you can have a look at the skincare products we sell.

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