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Is there a nat­u­ral way to fight wrin­kles? Sim­ran Shah, Mum­bai

Wrin­kles oc­cur due to age­ing, sun ex­po­sure and dy­namic ex­pres­sions on the face. Creams con­tain­ing retinol and vi­ta­min C can help pre­vent and re­duce the oc­cur­rence of wrin­kles. There are not many nat­u­ral ways to fight wrin­kles but reg­u­lar use of sun­screen and moisturiser, in­take of an­tiox­i­dants, fruits and veg­eta­bles rich in vi­ta­mins and min­er­als, ap­pli­ca­tion of whipped egg white on the face for 15 mins, avoid­ing smok­ing and stay­ing hy­drated can re­duce the ap­pear­ance of wrin­kles.

Is it true that tooth­paste helps fight a zit and make it dis­ap­pear?

Natasha Nethi, Delhi

Dab­bing tooth­paste on acne helps shrink it as tooth­pastes con­tain dry­ing agents like bak­ing soda, al­co­hol or hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide. But th­ese harsh for­mu­las can also cause over dry­ing, ir­ri­ta­tion and burn­ing. It is ad­vis­able to use anti-acne spe­cific creams and cleansers for a bet­ter and safer re­sult. Choose creams that con­tain ben­zoyl per­ox­ide, sal­i­cylic acid or retinol to treat acne.

I have a few lines on my fore­head which make me look old. What should I do to get rid of them?

Reetha Me­graj, Mum­bai

Bo­tulinum toxin in­jec­tions for treat­ing fore­head lines is an FDA ap­proved pro­ce­dure. It is used to re­lax and smooth the ap­pear­ance of hor­i­zon­tal lines on the fore­head and ver­ti­cal frown lines be­tween the eyes. The re­sult lasts for 4-6 months. Make sure you do this treat­ment with a cer­ti­fied der­ma­tol­o­gist for best re­sults.

Dr Bindu Sthalekar helps you look and feel beau­ti­ful!

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