We put wrinkle creams to the test

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DENVER -- How would you like to look ten years younger? Most people would say yes.

Every year Americans spend millions on products that claim they’ll do just that. But do they really work?

Tonight on FOX31 Denver news at 9 p.m., we put wrinkle creams to the test with three people who agreed to test out three creams for several weeks.

Then, we asked an expert to take a close-up look and see if these anti-aging creams can really make you look younger.

We can tell you however about one over-the-counter anti-wrinkle cream that dermatologists say always makes a difference.

It's sunblock.

Sun protection is the No. 1 thing for anti-aging, dermatologists say, because it prevents wrinkles from forming in the first place.

In one study of identical twins, a New York plastic surgeon found sun exposure was even more important than heredity.

Siblings who limited sun time had fewer wrinkles and looked younger overall than their sun-worshiping twins, the study found.

Also, avoid smoking. Some of the research is disputed, but more and more sibling studies where one smokes and another does not, are suggesting that cigarette smoke ages skin.

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