As the clock ticks for each one of us, anti-aging becomes a major concern. Thankfully, you can hold onto your youth with special diets, products and anti-aging treatments. There are so many choices and the earlier you get started the better. As technology has advanced, new products, laser treatments and skin peels are now available. Some treatments can even be used at home.
According to Elle magazine, eye creams that contain hyaluronic acid and ceramides are beneficial for anti-aging. Vitamins help to stamp out free radical damage. Free radicals are unpaired molecules that destroy your cells, causing you to age faster. Eating foods rich in vitamins provides protection, in addition to applying vitamins to your skin, since your skin absorbs everything you put on it. Hyaluronic acid and ceramides improve moisture, which helps to prevent wrinkles as well.
If you are concerned about aging get a good eye cream and use it consistently. Some of Elles top picks include Estee Lauder Time Zone Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Perricone MD Neuropeptide Eye Contour. If you like natural products, try Mad Hippie Repair butter. This can be used under your eyes and other areas where wrinkling is likely to happen.
Sculptra, also known as Newfill, is a wrinkle treatment that was approved by the FDA in July 2009 and it is used in many salons and doctors’ offices in the U.S. The treatment works like other fillers to plump up fine lines and wrinkles making them hard to see or diminished completely. Sculptra is injected in the skin with a needle. This medicine stimulates the skin cells to produce more collagen on their own, giving your face a youthful glow.
ThermaCool by Thermage or Polaris uses electric radio waves to The heat causes the skin to contract the tone. This treatment also improves the production of collagen and elastin, which are natural wrinkle reducers. Collagen and elastin help keep the skin plump and supple, maintaining a youthful appearance. This treatment is done in a doctor’s office. It has also been known to help tighten other areas of the body like the chest and jowls.
Nuface is a device intended to improve the skin’s appearance by increasing collagen product with micro-currents. The device tightens and tones the skin to prevent age related sagging and wrinkling. You use a conducting gel to activate the current followed by a spraying mist. The device is FDA-approved and battery-operated. This treatment is used in salons but it can also be done at home. There are varying micro-current intensities for any comfort level. You can work on wrinkles all over your face. An instructional DVD comes with the product.
Diet and Exercise
Diet and exercise may seem like a classic anti-aging treatment but it works. The food you eat helps to reduce or promote inflammation. Reducing inflammation with green vegetables, healthy oils and other nutrient rich foods can help to slow down the aging process by inhibiting free radical damage. Exercise helps to improve blood flow and circulation which feeds your cells with oxygen. A good diet and exercise plan is an essential anti-aging treatment.
Lasers have come a long way over the years. Laser treatments are performed in a doctor’s office to resurface the skin. Lasers help to zap hyper-pigment and wrinkles, plumping up the skin. Laser treatments can be expensive and time-consuming, but they are still a top anti-aging treatment.
Light treatments using red, blue and clear lights plump up collagen and fight aging. Lights can also kill bacteria, which is beneficial for people suffering with acne. This type of treatment is done in a doctor’s office but some hand-held lights can be purchased at beauty supply stores.
Vitamin C serums
Vitamin C serums are thick and protect the skin by preventing free radical damage and improving the overall health of your skin cells.
The thread lift is a new anti-aging treatment that involves inserting threads under the skin to pull and tighten muscles. This helps with wrinkles, facial sagging and jowls. The thread lift is done in a doctor’s offer under anesthesia. Minimal cutting is needed and down time is short compared to major plastic surgery or face lifts.
Collagen is made by the skin to support the underlying structures of the skin and keep your face plump and toned. Collagen drinks are used widely in Japan. These drinks are meant to help prevent aging by giving the skin a collagen boost from within. Collagen injections are also used to fill in wrinkles and plump up lips.