How to Prevent Cheek Wrinkles

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Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process. While some degree of wrinkling will occur as time passes, there are things you can do to prevent the aging process. It's imperative that you protect your skin from the sun as the sun's rays greatly speed up the aging process. In addition, you'll need to add moisture back into the skin since wrinkles occur due to a loss of elasticity in the skin. If you take steps to prevent cheek wrinkles early in life, you'll be able to delay the aging process.

Things You'll Need

  • Cleanser
  • Moisturizing
  • Moisturizing mask
  • Sunscreen
  • Night cream
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Wash your face twice a day with a gentle facial cleanser. Regular cleansing is necessary to remove makeup and other debris which clogs pores. Never sleep with makeup on as this can lead to wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Apply a moisturizer to your cheeks daily. Dry skin is more likely to show fine lines and wrinkles. Choose a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type.

  • Use a moisturizing mask on your cheeks once a week. In order to prevent wrinkles, it's imperative that your cheeks maintain adequate moisture. If your skin is particularly dry, use the mask twice weekly.

  • Wear sunscreen on your cheeks every day. Choose a sunscreen that guards against both UVA and UVB rays. The sun's rays can penetrate on overcast and rainy days so make sunscreen part of your daily skincare regime.

  • Place night cream on your cheeks every night before bed. Night creams tend to be richer since the skin can handle more moisture at night. Opt for an anti-wrinkle night cream, preferably those that contain Vitamin C, Vitamin E or retinols.

  • Get microdermabrasion treatments. A professional technician will use a small sandblaster-type device on your cheeks. The device will buff away the top layers of skin, revealing younger skin below. Microdermabrasion is effective at removing fine lines and preventing wrinkle formation.

  • Consider chemical peels. Your dermatologist can perform chemical peels as can licensed skincare specialists. The chemicals applied react with the top layers of skin, to essentially burn them away. Chemical peels help to combat the aging process and prevent wrinkles, particularly on the cheeks.

Tips & Warnings

  • Drink plenty of water and eat a well-balanced diet to keep skin looking young and healthy.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure, particularly after microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
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