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What is the health concern with using anti-wrinkle creams?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Magic potions that purport to eliminate wrinkles actually often damage the skin to produce a wrinkle-free effect. Engineered to penetrate deep into your skin where the blood vessels are, the newer creams actually are better absorbed by your body, which means they have a greater potential to cause problems.

In order to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, they plump up the skin by inflaming it with products that are irritating to the skin and break down collagen, encouraging more wrinkles down the road. The same goes for fragrances as harmless-sounding as lavender, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and peppermint.


This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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