Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses everyday habits that cause wrinkles

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses everyday habits that cause wrinkles

Wrinkles are a part of life, but there are some habits that are more likely to cause wrinkles. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently shared a few of these habits with Prevention.com in an article titled “6 Everyday Habits That Are Giving You More Wrinkles.” In the article, he also discusses what you can do to minimize these fine lines.

Chewing gum leads to fine lines around the mouth, Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares.

Chewing on a stick of gum leads to wrinkles because it forces your mouth to continually form different shapes.

“For frequent chewers, those formations end up resulting in a downward turn in the corners of the mouth, as well as a pronounced muscle at the bottom of the jawline,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger. Once these lines form, he added, they are difficult to undo.

Instead of chewing gum, choose mints, breath strips or mouth wash to freshen your breath. These alternatives don’t require continual chewing, delaying the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger suggests putting down the smartphone for fewer wrinkles.

Constantly staring at your phone or tablet could cause wrinkles to form below your chin and on your neck. This is because looking down at your phone causes you to hold your neck at an unusual angle. The immediate results are a sore neck and strained eyes but Dr. Joel Schlessinger says other issues could develop over time, including stubborn neck wrinkles.

Dr. Schlessinger suggests looking at your gadgets in a more ergonomic way, such as with a tablet stand, which will help prevent the formation of these deep lines.

Do you have a question about wrinkles for Dr. Joel Schlessinger? Share with us in the comments.

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About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on January 2, 2015, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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