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Summer Squinting Means Deeper Lines!

Posted by Susan Cross on Jun 6, 2019 2:46:00 PM


Warm weather is finally here, and with it long, sunny days. While summer means vacations and time in the great outdoors, squinting in bright sunlight can lead to unwanted lines in your forehead and around your eyes. Fortunately, there are fast, effective, and easy ways to prevent and remove those lines, so you can enjoy the warm weather without worrying about aging. 


Preventing Wrinkles

Over time, repeated movements such as squinting in sunlight can lead to what dermatologists call dynamic wrinkles. These lines are etched into your forehead and around your eyes and are visible even when you are not squinting. The combination of sun and movement in particular can contribute to such wrinkling.

An easy way to prevent dynamic wrinkles is to simply wear sunglasses anytime you are in the sun to minimize squinting. Since wrinkles build up over time, it is important to wear sunglasses even when you are in the sun for just a short period of time. It is important to periodically give the muscles around your eyes a chance to rest. Stepping into the shade, closing your eyes, and releasing the tension in your face can slow the development of dynamic wrinkles.

The importance of sunscreen cannot be overstated. The best sunscreens are SPF 30 or higher, provide broad-spectrum protection, and are water resistant. For example, Colorescience Face Shield protects against both the burning and aging effects of UV rays in addition to the harmful effects of pollution and LED lights. 


Removing Lines

While relaxing your eyes and protecting your skin can significantly slow the appearance of wrinkles, reducing or erasing wrinkles that have already developed can be fast and easy as well. Dermal filler is an effective way to immediately reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, letting you look your best without having to spend your summer waiting on results. Unlike many other dermal fillers, Bellafill stimulates natural collagen production in addition to filling in wrinkles. Collagen gives volume and elasticity to your skin, rejuvenating your skin’s appearance and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Bellafill smooths smile lines for up to five years, helping you maintain your youthful appearance while saving you time and money. 


Professional Skin Care

The skin care professionals at Urban Effects MedSpa bring decades of experience in the medical and aesthetic skin care industry. Valuing education, communication, and results, the nurse practitioners at Urban Effects work individually with each client to improve their skin health and appearance. Contact Urban Effects today to learn more about how you can look your best this summer! 

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