Does moisturizing REALLY help prevent wrinkles?
Does moisturizing really help prevent wrinkles? This is an interesting question because no university to my knowledge has studied this in a long term study. We really don’t have proof one way or the other.
But……….here’s how I think the question should be answered. If we look around us at people who have naturally oily skin, especially if they use sunscreen regularly, they have very few wrinkles. If we look around us at people who have naturally dry skin and who have had dry skin from their teens even, they tend to be very wrinkled. Especially if they don’t use sunscreen.
Also, if my patients who are dry stop using moistuizer, their skin gets visibly crepey and wrinkled sometimes even to the point of getting eczema. Sooo……I would recommend that if you are dry, moisturizing certainly won’t harm you (assuming you’re not allergic to the product) and may be preventive over time.