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Anti -aging methods have been traced back to ancient Egypt. It has been said that Egyptian women used henna to mask their gray hairs and men used everything from the fats of crocodiles to lions to increase hair growth. And to think- the average life span of an Egyptian was 30 for women and 34 for men. Either the signs of aging started super early or those Egyptians were really quick on the draw.
Nowadays, our methods have changed a bit, but still, it seems the human desire for youth is no less frantic. We firm it, lift it, peel it, moisturize it, zap it, dye it, laser it and tuck it. If you are addressing the signs of aging, you are far from alone. Early aging can be caused by a number of factors including fun exposure, smoking, poor nutrition and stress. Fortunately, there are things you can so to help lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Every part of your body can benefit from a little exercise. With a facial routine, you can tighten skin around the eyes and neck and be your own personal trainer.
Over the counter serums, creams and moisturizers can effectively reduce signs of aging. The best formulas usually contain retinoids and hyaluronic acids to increase the flow of blood and production of collagen.
These natural lip enhancers can remove wrinkles around your mouth, firm the skin and enhance the volume in your lips. They are a noninvasive alternative to surgeries and injections and may be just what the doctor ordered for a more youthful appearance.
Injections and Fillers
Botox injections can be great for plumping skin and reducing wrinkles. However, while their temporary effects can enhance the appearance of your skin, these fillers should be properly researched before deciding to undergo these procedures, as they have been known to cause complications.
The facelift would seem to be the ultimate and most common cure for the aging face. It reduces wrinkles and lines, and tighten and rejuvenate skin. However, it should be noted, it is a surgical procedure and like all surgical procedures, is invasive and can come with complications. It should be investigated thoroughly before deciding it is the way you want to go.
Preventing Signs of Aging
Activity makes the blood flow, hydrates the skin and delivers nutrients.
Keep the skin plump and glowing by using a good-quality moisturizer. Experts recommend using dedicated moisturizers for the morning and night time for best results.
We all feel the effects of stress and lack of sleep. Take time to meditate or get a massage or just take a short break to refresh.
You are what you eat. Sugars, starches, and chemicals from processed foods are bad news for your skin. Get plenty of nutrients and fresh foods with natural ingredients. Eat your fruits and veggies and you will glow like you were meant to.
So how are you addressing (or not addressing) the signs of aging? Let us know. We love to hear it!