The Fine Line Lies: Why You Just Can’t Get Rid of Wrinkles
No matter what anti-ageing beauty products promise, you can’t avoid wrinkles. I don’t care how many creams you slather over your face, or how many treatments you undergo, those fine lines will appear sooner or later, and you’ll probably be much happier if you just accept the fact and get on with it. However, the beauty and wellness industry is responsible for perpetrating five myths about wrinkles, which you may need to realise before you can move on with your life and just be happy.
1. More expensive wrinkle creams are more effective.
While some wrinkle creams are more effective than others, that is not to say that there’s a direct correlation in terms of price. Otherwise, you’d be able to tell how much money a person has just by the wrinkles on their face! Plus, no cream will ever completely rid your face of wrinkles, and any beauty company that promises otherwise is a big fat liar.
2. You only get wrinkles from sun exposure.
Yes, sunlight is a huge factor in how early you start to wrinkle up, but there are other causes too. Wrinkles are a natural part of growing older, which you can tell by the fact that we get wrinklier in the UK compared to people in sunnier countries. However, applying sun cream before leaving the house can ward of UVA and UVB rays, which increase your fine lines.
3. You can get rid of wrinkles by drinking plenty of water.
People tend to believe this one because water keeps your skin hydrated and is responsible for flushing toxins out of the body. While this can give your skin a more youthful glow – and is beneficial to your well-being – drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day cannot prevent wrinkles.
4. Oily fish can ward of wrinkles.
This isn’t backed up by evidence, and even though oily fish is beneficial to heart health, that tuna sandwich is doing nothing for your skin. According to the World Health Organisation, it’s dangerous to eat more than 12 ounces of fish in a week.
5. Facial exercises can prevent premature wrinkling.
Actually, the opposite is true; moving your facial muscles more increases your chances of wrinkles appearing. Unfortunately, this is another reason why you just can’t avoid wrinkles.