Getting skin wrinkles is part and parcel of aging. Although facial creams and serums can help moisturize and hydrate the skin from the outside, giving the illusion of less wrinkles, the true key to bouncy, youthful and healthy skin is from the inside: COLLAGEN. Unfortunately, once we turn 20, our body starts to produce 1% less collagen every year.
So the real trick to prevent wrinkles and other signs of skin aging is to encourage our body to produce and retain more collagen even as we age.
Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away
One of the most popular ‘quick fixes’ nowadays is botox injection.
Botox, short for botulinum toxin, is administered through injection or dosing to remove lines and wrinkles that form on your face due to the movement of your facial muscles. Some may even administer it in their 20s and 30s as a preventative measure. In 2014, the Guardian reported that since the year 2000, in the US alone, there was a 700% increase in botox procedures.
Invasive methods come with multiple side effects
Botox may sound appealing, as it seems like a one-time fix. However, it may come with plenty of drawbacks – such as blurred vision and muscle spasms. If things go awry during the operation, botox can grace you with droopy brows and eyelids, which can be permanent in extreme situations. Some patients even commented that by getting rid of their wrinkles at one spot, new problems arose. Their crow’s feet were eradicated but their under eye bags became saggy and wrinkled. And the effects of botox only lasts 3-6 months, meaning you need constant visits to the doctor to keep your skin looking young.
If you are considering of going for botox to stop your wrinkles, think carefully if you’re ready for the risks.
So What Can You Do?
Understanding the basics of how wrinkles form can help you fight them. Be critical of products that superficially conceal or hide the damage, and opt-in for proven methods to retain collagen, either through food high in good fats and antioxidants or supplements that can help your body build its own suppl