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Wrinkle Myths

Every woman remembers the first time she spotted a wrinkle on her face! It's the dreaded moment when you realized aging happens to everyone...including you. Rather than freak out, I encourage clients to take a deep breath and look at their options. Given there is SO much out there on anti aging, I thought I'd expose some common myths that I hear from my customers surrounding wrinkles. Knowledge is power, so get your facts straight!

Myth #1

There is myth out there that tanning beds can give you a tan without damaging your skin as harshly as sunbathing outside. The truth is, that the tanning beds are not safe no matter what they claim to be. The rays produced from the machine are Ultra Violet rays and they are more harmful than the UVA rays. BOTH lead to wrinkles. Period.

Myth #2

A myth I commonly run into is that people think they only need to wear sunscreen on obvious days like beach days, ball games, and summer days by the pool. The truth is that ultra violet rays can penetrate through windows in your car, house and office. You need to wear it every day. Even in winter!!

Myth # 3

Another common belief is that you only need to use moisturizer during the day. If you are serious about fighting wrinkles, don't neglect the nighttime! Bedtime is the perfect time to apply a deep moisturizer and serum that can't be worn during the day because they interfere with makeup. Dermalogica Pure Night ($75) powerfully brightens skin, restores cells, and fights wrinkles while you sleep!

Myth # 4

There are a ton of powerful products on the market. However, wrinkle fighting starts with hydration. Hydration starts on the inside. It's a myth to think you can fight wrinkles simply by applying topical treatments. DRINK WATER!! All day long!! It's your best friend in this fight against aging.

Myth # 5

I commonly get asked if cheaper drugstore products are as good as high-end ones. There are great products at the drugstore and I encourage you to stay in budget and save when you can. HOWEVER, you must investigate the label. Typically, drugstore products will boast that they contain the same ingredients as more expensive ones. While this may be true, they might have less of those ingredients. Since it's the ingredients that fight the wrinkles, you tend to get what you pay for. A higher concentration of ingredients will ddeliver better results in less time. One product I find worth the price is Epicuren Retinol Anti Wrinkle Complex. After studying why the mouth heals quickly, Epicuren added the special enzyme found there into their products. They're the only line to have it! Their Anti Wrinkle Complex also contains Retinol and Vitamins A, C, and E.

Now you are in the know! Don't be your own worst enemy! Make sure you are making the right choices about your skin!

From so many requests, I have developed a special page on my shopping cart site skincarebyalana.com with a special page set aside for wrinkle creams I love, click here to see

it. Hope this helps, click here to call or email me with questions!

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