Anti-Aging Skin Care

Anti-Aging Skin Care

Anti-Aging Skin Care
The science of anti-aging has come a long way. Learn how to slow aging, feel and look younger and keep your skin in great condition.

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    Good anti-aging products combine the benefits of an immediate improvement in the appearance of lines, wrinkles, blemishes, or pigmentation disorders with materials that have a physiological benefit in helping the skin return to a proper metabolism and functioning. The former should include optical diffusers such as Nylon-12, PMMA beads, spherical silica, or light diffusing polymers. The latter should contain at least some of the time tested and scientifically proven materials that clinically improve the appearance of the skin. These materials include retinol (Vitamin A) or derivatives of retinol (retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinyl propionate), ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) or derivates of ascorbic acid (ascorbyl glucuronide, ascorbyl palmitate, salts of ascorbic acid phosphate), niacinamide (Vitamin B3), alpha or beta hydroxy acids (glycolic acid, lactic acid, fruit acids, salicylic acid), soothing agents (allantoin, chamomile, licorice), compounds to improve specific functions (peptides, botanicals), and intense moisturizing agents (glycerin, hyaluronic acid, pentylene glycol, urea).   These products should also either contain a sunscreen or be used in conjunction with a sun screen and antioxidants to protect the skin from further damage that can accelerate the premature signs of aging.

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    Facening refers to a type of face training, a practice that uses specific exercises to relax and train the facial muscles for cosmetic improvement. Some advocates promote this therapy as a natural alternative to plastic surgery or Botox® injections.

    Facial exercises may be part of the physical therapy for patients with facial paralysis, Bell's palsy, scleroderma, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Researchers are also investigating whether facial exercises may help ease obstructive sleep apnea.

    However, there is a lack of medical evidence that facening changes a person's physical appearance. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some may find it relaxing and rejuvenating. Most available literature about facening is written in Japanese.

    Facening took on particular notoriety when Nintendo%u2122 launched a video called "Face Training" in Japan. This video features exercises created by Japanese beauty expert Fumiko Inudo. The video received mixed reviews.

    There are other facial exercises promoted on the Internet that do not use the term "facening," but also promote a regimen of toning the muscles in the face as a possible way to improve appearance.

    There are many other ways to help prevent skin damage. For instance, health experts recommend that people minimize their exposure to ultraviolet light, especially during mid-day hours when the sun's rays are the strongest. Wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen, brimmed hats, and protective clothing also minimizes exposure.

    Other methods that have been used to attain a more youthful appearance include Botox® injections, laser resurfacing and tightening, microdermabrasian, intense pulsed light (IPL), plastic surgery, plasma tissue generation, chemical peels, cosmetic tattooing, anti-aging creams and other skin care products, make-up, teeth whitening, hair coloring, and healthy lifestyle choices (such as staying active, eating a healthy diet, and drinking plenty of water).

    You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.



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    Since cosmetic companies are always devising new ingredients and innovative ways to get them into the skin, it's inevitable that cosmetic nutritional supplements are the logical next step. Eating a healthy diet is a more efficient way to get the nutrients necessary to improve skin since the body metabolizes food better than it does pills.
    For many, it's easier and perhaps more satisfying to swallow some capsules rather than eat a plate of vegetables. You think and hope that the supplements you ingest carry the same magical power of a beauty product you apply. You might believe that a few doses of antioxidant pills or omega-3 fatty acids will have your skin looking hydrated and youthful in no time. I hate to burst that bubble, but - just as with cosmetics - it's difficult to know if these nutritional supplements really work since most research is done in-house and remains unpublished. And as with cosmeceuticals, the FDA does not vet supplements since they are classified as foods, not pharmaceuticals.
    Physiologically speaking, only a minimal amount of the nutrients in a vitamin supplement ever reaches the skin. Excess vitamin C, for instance, is eliminated from the body before it ever reaches the periphery of the dermis or the epidermis. It sounds as though systemic ingredients have just as difficult a journey as their topical siblings. Though research has shown that ingesting green tea seems to reduce the incidence of skin cancer (at least in mice) and taking oral vitamins C and E for three months can reduce UV damage, there's not much science to support the taking of supplements to reduce wrinkles.
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    Magic potions that purport to eliminate wrinkles actually often damage the skin to produce a wrinkle-free effect. Engineered to penetrate deep into your skin where the blood vessels are, the newer creams actually are better absorbed by your body, which means they have a greater potential to cause problems.

    In order to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, they plump up the skin by inflaming it with products that are irritating to the skin and break down collagen, encouraging more wrinkles down the road. The same goes for fragrances as harmless-sounding as lavender, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and peppermint.


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    As the years go by, skin undergoes a number of biochemical changes. Epidermal cells don't slough off as easily, and the supportive fibers of collagen and elastin break down. Skin doesn't retain as much moisture as it once did. Exposure to the sun and tobacco smoke can accelerate these aging processes. However, a certain amount of skin damage can be arrested, and even reversed.

    If, like many women, you are finding that the face in the mirror doesn't match the image in your head, skin aging is likely to be responsible. However, the single biggest cause of damage to skin over time is not aging, but sun exposure. Over the years, sun exposure causes fine and coarse wrinkles; baggy skin with a yellow, leathery appearance; and dry, scaly skin. It also increases the risk for skin cancer. Because sun exposure diminishes collagen, which supports a network of blood vessels, photoaging can also cause skin to bruise more easily.
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    How can I stop making facial expressions that cause wrinkles?
    Regularly making certain facial expressions can cause wrinkles, so controlling those expressions can actually help fight wrinkles. Watch me share some exercises to improve facial posture, and treatment options for wrinkles.
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    We have quite an extensive history using Radiesse, and from our experience, we find that most patients have an excellent correction for at least a year, and sometimes for up to two years. There are some areas where it works better than others - the nasolabial folds are especially good areas for Radiesse.

    One area to avoid with Radiesse is the lips for volume enhancement. It can become lumpy there, and is difficult to remove.

    But in other areas like nasolabial folds and the marionette lines, Radiesse works like a charm!

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    Dr. Peter Bongiorno - What is a natural remedy for wrinkles?

    Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist Dr. Peter Bongiorno shares some natural remedies for wrinkles. Watch Dr. Bongiorno's video for tips on naturopathic remedies and alternative treatments.


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    The pharmacological effects of materials such as seaweed and oatmeal, often used in face masks or peels, are unknown. Papain, an enzyme found in papaya, is helpful in sloughing off dead skin cells, but can be expensive.
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    A qualified healthcare provider should be consulted before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions. Experts and researchers report that facial exercises are not harmful or dangerous, although their benefits have yet to be proven.

    You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.



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