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Forget botox, moisturisers best for wrinkles

india Updated: Jun 02, 2010 15:06 IST

BeautyDermatologists have found that the way to a smoother face is to use a normal moisturiser than opting for techniques like botox or facelift.

Dry skin doubles the speed at which wrinkles develop and in the study measuring the speed of wrinkle development, experts have found that women with well hydrated facial skin develop persistent wrinkles slower than those with dry skin, reports

Published in the British Journal of Dermatology, the eight-year study shows that for a typical 28-year-old woman with dry skin, the amount of visible wrinkle will have increased by 52 percent by the time she reaches 36.

But her wrinkles would increase by just 22 percent by 36 if she had a well hydrated skin.

"The results suggest that the quality of the stratum corneum, the skin’s outer layer, can profoundly affect the rate at which expression or temporary lines will turn into persistent wrinkles," said Greg Hillebrand, lead author of the paper on the study of 122 women aged between 10 and 72 and principal scientist for cosmetic giant Olay.

"It stands to reason that women and probably men can dramatically delay the age of onset of persistent wrinkles by protecting their skin daily with an effective moisturiser and sunscreen from an early age, although it is never too late to nurture your skin and protect against wrinkles," he added.