Close
Salon Business News

How to Avoid Wrinkles, Advice From Dr. Rebecca Baxt

Maggie Mulhern | October 17, 2012 | 10:58 AM

How to Avoid Wrinkles, Advice From Dr. Rebecca BaxtWe all know that certain hairstyles may HIDE wrinkles (like bangs!) and that visits to the spa for regular facials can make a big difference in the anti-aging game. The professional beauty industry offers some of the finest services and products to combat lines and creases, but Dr. Rebecca Baxt, a top NY Dermatologist, suggests we keep wrinkles at bay the old fashioned way: PREVENTION. Here she offers some tips for the salon professional...suggestions you may want to share with your client.

Sleeping Beauty
Though it us difficult to change sleeping habits, if you don’t sleep on your back—try to. Sleep lines are tough to get rid of. And though a good nights rest is needed for a youthful appearance, it doesn’t end there. Your position makes a difference when hitting the sack. “Avoid sleeping on your face or side with your skin all scrunched up in your sheets,” explains Dr. Baxt. “This will help prevent lines on your face, especially in areas prone to wrinkles."

Beautify Gently
When applying makeup or washing it off before bed, try to be gentle. Don’t rub around your eyes to wash out excessive eyeliner and mascara. Be gentle around the eyes. Don’t use harsh towels, avoid vigorously scrubbing your face or stretching your skin daily to apply makeup in sensitive areas. Take your time.

Like Mother, Like Daughter
How do you know if you are prone to wrinkles and in which areas? Look at an older family member’s face—especially your mother. If you suspect an upcoming battle with creases in your future, speak to your dermatologist about preventative measures. “Botox® treatments can be used to prevent wrinkles for women [and men] in their 20s and 30s,” adds Dr. Baxt. “It is a great time to start preventing wrinkles on the upper area of the face.”

Kiss Lip Lines Goodbye
Want to avoid lip lines? Don't drink from a straw repeatedly, smoke or constantly blow bubbles with bubble gum. Activities that cause you to pucker or purse your lips may result in added lines. If you are prone to lip lines— again observing family members to see if you might be genetically predisposed—, avoid pursing your lips. To further prevent lip lines, Dr. Baxt suggests laser hair removal to remove hair, or bleach, thread, wax or shave.

Maintain Protection
It is a given that avoiding the sun and using sunscreen is one of the most effective anti-aging measures. However, many people forget to reapply. Sunscreen only lasts 2-3 hours, so keep a powder sunscreen in your bag and reapply throughout the day.

@BaxtCosmedical<http://twitter.com/baxtcosmedical> on Twitter, “Like” Baxt Cosmedical<https://www.facebook.com/BaxtCosmedical> on Facebook

Facebook Comments

More from Salon Business News

Salon Today 200 The open concept reception table at Lavish in Webster, TX.
Salon Today 200

2017 Salon Today 200: Customer Service

Stacey Soble | December 1, 2016

When it comes to a client building a long-term relationship with a salon, the level of service a guest receives can be more important than the precision of the haircut of the quality of the color. Customer service impacts the client's overall experience, and the salons and spas who deliver it during each and every visit boost their overall sales along with their client retention figures. Find out who made this year's Salon Today 200 list in Customer Service.

Salon Today 200 The team at Rock Paper Scissor SalonSpa in Santa Fe, NM.
Salon Today 200

2017 Salon Today 200: Employee Education

Stacey Soble | December 3, 2016

For the most successful service providers, education is a career-long process. The best salons develop systems to strengthen the skills and confidnece of their newest team members, whicle encouraging their seasoned staff to continually stretch by brining education into the salon or supporting those who venture out to seek new skills. Find out which salons received top honors in the Salon Today 200 by developing strong education programs.

Salon Today 200 When Ayla lost her hair during treatment for a rare form of leukemia, her sister and several members of her Brownie troop decided they wanted to donate hair to Wigs for Kids. The team at Impressions in Mequon, WI, made that happen, and here Ayla makes the first cut.
Salon Today 200

2017 Salon Today 200: Philanthropy

Stacey Soble | December 5, 2016

When salons and spas participate in community charities or organize their own philanthropic activity, the often are acting from the heart. But the goodwill generated from these activities serves as a powerful marketing tool and can propel both personal and professional growth. Here are our 2017 Salon Today 200 honorees in the category of Philanthropy.

Career Denise Avallone and Donna Huston, owners of Adagio for Hair in El Dorado Hills, CA.
Career

The Healthy Workplace Checklist

Rosanne Ullman | October 4, 2016

When salons encourage their stylists to make health and fitness a priority, the team is better able to take care of the salon's clients. Healthy Hairdresser Editor Rosanne Ullman compiled this Healthy Workplace Checklist to help owners with specific action items they can implement to begin developing a culture of wellness.

Load More