Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert, CEO of Bare Skin Care.
Long an anti-stress proponent, not only for health and emotional well-being, but for wrinkle prevention as well, I have recommended meditation techniques for some time.
Humans express feelings, and these emotions become the fine lines seen with aging. Squinting leads to crow's feet (lines radiating from the corners of the eyes), frowning causes frown lines (furrows between the eyebrows), and laughing leads to laugh lines (arc-shapes around the mouth). Wrinkles are a result of age-related weakening of the skin's collagen and elastin, the fibers that keep the skin firm in youth.
To prevent and minimize fine lines and wrinkles, wear sunblock with an SPF 15 or greater, whenever you venture outdoors for more than 15 minutes. This might not seem to be significant, but photosensitivity to UV rays is one of the main cause of skin aging and wrinkles.
Skin moisturizers containing pregnenolone, a hormone, may help to hydrate the skin and improve visible wrinkles. And as a gynecologist, for many years I have recommended bio-identical hormones for post-menopausal women. Estrogen is the second best treatment for wrinkles, second only to Retin-A. Or in the case of Bare Skin Care, of retinaldeyhyde, our revolutionary ingredient in Bare Skin Care "A" Serum.
In 2005, Canadian researchers proved that beta glucan, the soluble fiber found in the cell walls of oat kernels and an ingredient in some skincare products, can penetrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.