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Wrinkle Myths to Stop Believing

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When it comes to skin care and aging, there is so much conflicting information out there that it can often be hard to decipher exactly what is true. Here are some of the most common wrinkle myths that we hear about here at OROGOLD, each of which you need to stop believing immediately!

I have oily skin, so I don’t need to worry about wrinkles
This myth may make sense in theory – people believed that oily skin meant that your skin, in general, was more hydrated, which would keep wrinkles away. However, studies have shown that the oiliness of your skin has nothing to do with developing crow’s feet around your eyes, as these occur no matter what your skin type may be. Nevertheless, there is one small advantage for those with oily skin – you are likely to experience fewer lines on your forehead, as people who have more sebaceous glands usually have a thicker dermis, helping to prevent the lines from deepening too much.

I can’t control my wrinkles since they are genetic
Genetics account for your complexion, as well as the structure of your skin, and both of these can have an effect on wrinkles, which is why this myth is a common one. However, although genetics play a part, it is a very small one, especially when compared to the other wrinkle-causing factors out there. Environmental factors, such as smoking, sun exposure and nutrition, all play a much larger role in the development of wrinkles than your genes do, which is why OROGOLD stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to glowing skin.

Sunbeds cause fewer wrinkles than tanning under the sun
This myth couldn’t be further from the truth, as all UV exposure, no matter what the source of it may be, causes wrinkles. In fact, the lights used in a tanning bed actually produce higher amounts of UVA radiation than the sun does, which damages the tissues within the skin, causing them to lose their elasticity. The only way to safely give your skin some extra color is to use self-tanning products, such as lotions or sprays.

I spend my days indoors, so I won’t be as affected by wrinkles
Even if you spend every day working indoors, in an office for example, you are still at risk for sun damage. Although the UVB rays that burn your skin aren’t able to penetrate through glass, UVA rays do, and these are the ones that age the skin. In fact, the side of your face that is exposed to the window is likely to develop more noticeable wrinkles than the side of your face that is more protected.

While wrinkles are almost always inevitable as we age, there are many different ways to minimize their appearance and to keep them at bay for as long as possible. The most important thing is to know the truth behind wrinkles, and to stop believing any myths that may be preventing you from taking the best care possible of your skin.

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