But he also cautions against exercises like frowning, smiling, or clenching your teeth repeatedly. "Wrinkles form in the skin due to repetitive muscle contraction underneath the skin," he says. Day also recommends finding your most relaxed expression and striving to wear that throughout the day instead of your regular resting face, which may involve a wrinkle-promoting furrowed brow and pursed lips. To find this expression, take a few deep breaths to relax and look at yourself in front of the mirror—this is your best resting face, she says. Over time and with practice, this can become as innate as standing up straight, she says. Dermatologist Nazanin Saedi, M.D., says this can be key since the best thing you can do to prevent wrinkles is to move your face as little as possible. "I have patients in their 40s that have been trained not to use their forehead muscles and as a result, they don’t develop wrinkles in their foreheads," she says. Of course, there are several scientifically proven ways to decrease wrinkle formation. Goldenberg cites wearing sunscreen regularly, since UV rays cause skin damage and thin collagen, as well as using a daily moisturizer to nourish your skin. He also recommends injectibles like Botox that work to decrease facial muscle movements and prevent and reduce wrinkles.
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