By Lisa Sigell

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Skin guru Dr. Howard Murad has dedicated his life to improving people’s skin and years of experience have taught him that it’s lifestyle, not genetics, that’s the main factor behind wrinkles.

You’ve probably heard smoking, pollution and dress can damage your skin.

But, the way you sleep can also cause temporary fine lines to develop on our face. You can reduce those temporary lines using good products with anti-aging properties. Retin-A and glycolic peels are also useful in keep your skin young.

Women also need to be aware that their cleavage is vulnerable area to aging. All that pushing up and pulling in causes fine lines and that area needs to be treated with the same care as the face – with lotions and serums containing anti-oxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E and sunscreen.

Dr. Murad also revealed that treatments meant to get rid of the wrinkles may cause them.

Botox and Dysport can in some people actually cause wrinkles to develop in other areas. It is rare, but it can happen, according to Dr., Murad. Botox paralyzes muscles in your face so it may cause ripple effects.

And what about that theory that you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day for healthy skin?

False, according to Dr. Murad.

The dermatologist says it’s more important to get your water from raw fruits and vegetables because they have anti-oxidants, nutrients and ruffage that help your cell better absorb water than if you drank a glass of H2O straight up.

By making a few changes in your lifestyle Dr. Murad says it’s possible to slow down the aging process.

For more information about Dr. Murad visit

Comments (3)
  1. John says:

    And this guy understands nutrition? Just like most doctors of today, this guy is giving advice that he knows nothing about. “Better to get water from raw fruits and vegetables” and why? Doesn’t he know anything about “ANTI-NUTRIENTS” in raw food? Eating low fat foods causes gallbladder insufficiency and the gallbladder has a lot to do with getting wrinkles. Why don’t they get real experts in the field of nutrition to comment on these things instead of some hack that has no clue?

  2. blissfull says:

    He’s a dermatologist, not a nurtitionist, and he’s talking about how to get water, not necessarily about how fruits and vegetables affect the gallbladder. That is part of the issue of course, is that specialists are not treating thebody system holistically. But since you seem to be knowledgable, why don’t you enlighten us on how the health of the gallbladder causes wrinkles and the anti nutrients in fruits and vegetables? Never heard of that, and I’ve been a vegetarian for 27 years. Everyone says I look 20 years younger than my real age so I’d love to hear about how my gallbladder affects that.

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