Monday, March 26, 2012

Drinking Straws and Wrinkles


Who would have thought something as minor as a drinking straw could be the next big thing in wrinkle prevention—and no we're not talking about an exotic do-it-yourself at-home beauty treatment. Instead, we're talking about how wrinkles are formed and avoiding the things that cause them like frequently pursing your lips.

When you drink through a straw, you press your lips together just as if you were smoking a cigarette (odd comparison, we know). The more you do it, the more you imprint little creases around your mouth. And if you happen to be in your thirties or above, you have less collagen to fill those creases up once they form resulting in wrinkles.

Now this doesn't mean you'll be forced to awkwardly munch on your milkshakes all summer long or risk permanent disfigurement. But it does mean that what you do is just as important as what you are (fair-skinned, mature, etc.) in treating the signs of aging.

Quick Fix: Nix the straw whenever possible, and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! We suggest a product like glo therapeutics Pure Hydration because it's non-greasy formula goes a little bit deeper into the skin to give it the hydrators it really needs.
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