From the venerable wizard Gandolph in "Lord of the Rings" to the Catholic church's blessed Mother Teresa, both fiction and history are packed with archetypes of wise old men and women. In spite of the extraordinary powers and selfless good deeds of these sages and saints, however, their wrinkled visages are conspicuously absent from skin care advertisements. Skin sells, it seems. Wrinkles do not.
Yet, wrinkles are unavoidable. As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and the layer of fat under your face begins to thin, resulting in wrinkling [source: Roizen]. But before you resign yourself to a future full of furrows, laugh lines and crow's feet, you should know there are a few simple ways to stave off these inevitable signs of aging. Let's take a look at the top five ways to prevent wrinkles.