ASK THE EXPERTS- SEPTEMBER 2016

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: September 7, 2016

Dear Red Hot Mamas,

I hope my question doesn’t sound foolish, but I’ve noticed more wrinkles since menopause. Can you please give me some information about how I can reduce and prevent new wrinkles from cropping up?

Thanks so much,

Cynthia

Dear Cynthia,

Here are a few ways to reduce the signs of aging:

  • Wear sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy outside.
  • Don’t smoke.  Studies have shown that heavy smokers are more likely to have deep wrinkles than non-smokers.
  • Use a facial cleanser instead of soap and water.  Products which contain retinoid (prescription creams) helps diminish fine lines and helps build collagen.  Antioxidant creams and lotions containing vitamin C also helps reduce fine lines by combating cell damage.  Alpha-hydroxy acids lift the top layer of dead skin on your face which can help minimize the appearance of fine lines.
  • Eat several servings of vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables to lower your odds of wrinkling.  And also have more of these: olive oil, fish and nuts.

So there’s plenty you can do to keep your skin looking good.  You should also make an appointment with your dermatologist to discuss all treatments that will help keep your skin smooth and firm.

Good luck to you and thank you for writing to Red Hot Mamas.

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