Botox Alternatives

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Getting wrinkles is a normal part of aging. We know that not everybody enjoys wearing their age on their face, though, so let’s talk about ways to prevent wrinkles (without getting costly Botox injections)!

#1. MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENTS

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Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive form of exfoliation and mild skin resurfacing that removes the dead skin cells from the Stratum Corneum, the outer most layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion provides several important benefits for the skin. The PMD Personal Microderm, a personal microdermabrasion device, provides these same benefits in weekly at-home 3-minute treatments. The treatment smoothes away dull and rough skin texture, and it softens the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. The benefits of microdermabrasion cause skin to become rejuvenated, while stimulating the skin and facilitating cell renewal.

#2. FACIAL YOGA

 

 

 

 

We already knew Yoga was a good way to tone the body and soul but as it turns out, it’s also good for anti-aging! Facial Yoga exercises the hypodermis, dermis, and epidermis (the lower, middle, and upper layers of the skin). Working these three layers increases blood flow, which allows more oxygen to reach the cells. Facial Yoga is also said to stimulate the production of collagen making it a natural and easy way to get a face lift. Here’s a tutorial to get you started!

#3. HYDRATING BODY & SKIN

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Do you know how much water you should be drinking in a day? The health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses daily, or about 2 liters. Consuming at least eight glasses of water a day will not just keep your body hydrated, but also lead to glowing, younger looking skin. In addition to hydrating your body you also need to hydrate your skin. There are a lot of skin moisturizers out there that help  keep the skin from dying out. We recommend finding a moisturizer that includes Potassium. Potassium is essential to the functioning of the human body and helps regulate the hydration levels of the cells. Applying Potassium to the skin will kick start the body’s natural functions and regeneration.

#4. COCONUT OIL AS A FACE MASK

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Coconut oil is another natural and fun way to keep your skin looking young! This simple solution helps to hydrate and repair connective tissues in the skin that can prevent sagging. Simply put a thin layer on the skin, let sit for up to 5 minutes and gently rinse off with warm water.

#5. REDUCING STRESS AND SLEEPING MORE

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Stress is a huge contributor to frown creases. Try not to worry about things so much and make sure you take some time to do things that you love. In addition to reducing stress, also make sure that you are getting an adequate amount of sleep. Eight hours is a general health guideline for the amount of time you should snooze every night. If you are well rested, your body will generate more collagen and elastin and help rebuild your skin.

#6. APPLYING SUNSCREEN

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Apply sunscreen, wear sunglasses and limit outdoor exposure. We all would love to look like a bronze beauty, but the sun can damage your skin leaving it wrinkly and can even lead to cancer. Wearing sunscreen and protecting your skin is crucial to keeping it healthy and wrinkle free! Wearing sunglasses outdoors will also help prevent you from squinting due to the bright sun-rays, and can help prevent wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes.

Please remember to consult your doctor or dermatologist about your skin type to receive insight on what will work best for your skin!

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