Sun Tzu (you can call him simply Changqing) was a great military general and strategist who lived in Ancient China about 2,500 years ago. One of his most famous sayings is this:
“…Know your enemy, know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster…”
Heard that, right? Now what does this have to do with AskWomenNet.com and our quest for beauty? Well, we have a warrior’s outlook on life here. After all that’s how our covergirl looks like…
Today we are going to borrow some of Chinese wisdom and declare WAR ON WRINKLES!
We have already defined our enemy. All what’s left is to follow the advice of Sun Tzu and learn everything we can about wrinkles and then actually fight our battle.
The Two Types of Wrinkles
There are two types of wrinkles – dynamic (also works in disguise under name of “muscle wrinkles”) and static wrinkles. These two types of wrinkles have very different causes, thus they require different treatments.
This type of wrinkles forms where muscles move the face the most and goes very deep. They are similar to ditches in landscape and their appearance is obvious even when you aren’t using your facial muscles. You can find them between your eyes (these furrows that give you angry look) and around your mouth. There are three good ways to battle these:
- Fill them by using either permanent or biodegradable fillers (more on that later)
- Relax them with Botox
- Reverse them with facial exercises (totally or partially)
Botox results can be very rewarding, but the best option is probably the first one. Facial exercises are great too, but you need discipline to stick to the program and a lot of patience until you see the results.
These are superficial wrinkles that appear most obviously when your face is moving. Static wrinkles can give your age away even if the rest of your face is smooth. A great way to battle this type of wrinkles is to do facial resurfacing. As an additional bonus, blemishes and spots will be removed (or greatly improved) during this procedure. It can also remove precancerous skin lesions – one more reason to consider resurfacing. Facial exercises can be helpful too. Here is your action plan: