Before you start planning how to avoid or disguise wrinkles, you first need to understand why you get wrinkles in the first place.


Wrinkles become more pronounced as you age. This could be a result of several factors that actually cause wrinkles. The two biggest causes are exposure to the sun and smoking, although your genes will also play a role in how your skin ages.


Many people swear by wrinkle creams and claim that is why their skin has fewer wrinkles, while this may be true, chances are these people are doing simple things everyday that help slow down the visible signs of aging on their skin as well.


Since sun exposure is the most destructive force working against your skin it makes sense to try and limit your exposure. If your job or your lifestyle requires you to be in the sun then steps should be taken to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays.


Sunscreen is the best protection. It is suggested that people of all ages should use a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) sunscreen everyday - year round. Just make sunscreen a part of your regular routine. Apply it several times a day - everyday.


Smoke is the other culprit that makes your skin age faster. Smoking causes biochemical changes in your body that actually speeds up the aging process. The obvious solution is to quit smoking and avoid being around people who smoke.


After you address the causes of your wrinkles you can begin to look for ways to reduce their appearance. For those people looking for a face-lift in a bottle solution to your wrinkles – a little homework is in order.


Wrinkle creams can only do so much and with varying degrees of success. How effective they are depends largely on the active ingredients in the creams you are using.


Your doctor or dermatologist can provide you with prescription creams that may be harsher than the natural wrinkle creams available on the market. Look for ingredients that promote overall skin health, elasticity and suppleness and skin repair. Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorabte and A-Lipoic Acid have powerful anti-oxidant properties, to protect the skin against cell damage and shown to stabilize free radicals - potent elements in combating the signs of aging.


The truth of the matter is that wrinkles are a natural part of aging. There are a variety of factors that affect how quickly and severe your wrinkles will appear. Your best bet is to invest in wrinkle creams that have been researched and developed by leading beauty companies. Also look for wrinkle creams that have been independently tested and provide information on the ingredients of the creams.