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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    A , Dermatology, answered
    Moisturize the undereye area morning and night, and as needed throughout the day if this delicate area feels dry and uncomfortable. As the thinnest skin of the body, the eye area is the first to show signs of aging. Apply undereye cream very gently by patting it on the skin, using the ring finger. Start at the outer eye area and pat to the inner area, to avoid aggravating any lines or wrinkles. It is not necessary to apply the cream directly under the lash line but rather the orbital bone.
     
    Eye creams may contain antioxidants such as vitamins A and E to protect against free radicals. Other ingredients include hydrating compounds like wheat germ oil, specific ingredients for conditions such as dark undereye circles, esculin (horse chestnut extract) for puffiness, zinc oligopeptide for wrinkles, and soy sterol for irritation. Unless specified, eye cream should not be applied on eyelid.
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    A , Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answered
    Chris Kilham - What are some remedies for aging skin?

    You don't have to go down without a fight when it comes to wrinkles. In this video, "Medicine Hunter" and author Chris Kilham discusses the foods and other natural ways to restore your skin's youthful appearance.


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    There are a number of injectable products that have various functions. Injecting neurotoxins such as Botox into depressor muscles that pull us down relaxes these muscles. The result is the lift in muscles as they become stronger, giving us a lift.
     
    Anti-aging fillers vary by density and viscosity and therefore an injector's preference plays a role. These include Restylane, Juvederm AC, Belotero, Perlane and Radiesse. The idea of fillers is to aim to create a natural look so that others do not necessarily notice.  
     
    Sculptra is a stimulator and therefore works over time, following massage.
     
    Voluma is a newly approved mid-face filler that is a derivative of Juvederm which enhances the lateral zygomatic cheeks. This creates a youthful, fresh look that is quite natural. 
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    You can conceal bruising and redness from anti-aging treatments by doing the following:

    • Stock up beforehand on a good concealer to make bruising disappear. I find Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage is great for covering up small stuff.
    • Some laser treatments create eggplant-colored bruises and the only thing that will cover those is DermaBlend. It’s been around forever because it does an amazing job. Just get it ahead of time and practice a couple of times to get the hang of blending it.
    • If your treatment is more likely to leave redness than anything else (ask your doctor), go to any drugstore and buy a green-tinted concealer; it takes the red out.

    From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.

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      Dr. Ellen Marmur - What skin care products help reduce wrinkling?
      Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur shares her favorite skin care products that help reduce wrinkling. Watch Dr. Marmur's video for information on how to keep your skin looking young and healthy.
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      Most of the physical signs of aging such as wrinkles, stooped posture, stiff and achy joints, obesity and poor vision are brought on prematurely by environmental factors and the practice of particular bad habits. This means that unless genetically programmed to do so, many of the cells of your body are not intended to degenerate until very late in life—if at all. Excessive alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, pessimism, anger, impatience, pollution, excessive exposure to sunlight, inactivity, prolonged exposure to stressful situations, and poor nutrition all lead to cellular damage that starts and accelerates the aging process.
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      Keeping your aging skin healthy requires proper care and maintenance. Aging skin becomes thinner and less smooth. Because you have less fat in your skin, your veins and bones may appear more prominent. Your skin becomes drier as you age as well. It can also take longer to heal from a cut or bruise.

      To prevent premature skin aging, protect your skin from sun damage and other harmful elements. Here are some tips:

      • Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are strongest.
      • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Also look for broad-spectrum formulas that protect against both UVA and UVB rays and are water resistant. Reapply the lotion as needed.
      • Wear protective clothing such as a hat, sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of the sun's rays, and loose, lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants or long skirts.

      Consult a dermatologist for more information.

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      What Are Some Treatments for Age Spots?

      Thanks to a variety of dermatologic techniques, you don't have to live with age spots. In this video, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shirley Madhere describes the various treatments for these annoying blemishes.


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      Overall, your best bet to reduce the effects of skin aging is what's best for overall health: a low-fat, high-fiber diet filled with fruits, vegetables and whole grains, plenty of water, regular exercise and enough sleep every night (not just on weekends). More specifically, here's what the science shows:
      • Fats. Several studies find that the amount of poly- and monounsaturated fats, particularly omega-3 fatty acids, you get in your diet may affect the amount of sun and aging damage your skin experiences. The best source of omega-3s? Cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel and tuna. For healthy mono fats, experts recommend olive oil and nuts.
      • Fruits, vegetables and fish. You know these foods are good for you for any number of reasons. But did you know they may prevent wrinkling? When researchers from Monash University in Australia studied the diets of 453 people aged 70 and older from Australia, Greece and Sweden to see if there was any correlation between what they ate and the amount of wrinkles on their skin, they found those who ate the most fruits, vegetables and fish had the least amount of wrinkles. Conversely, the researchers found, foods high in saturated fat, including meat, butter and full-fat dairy, as well as soft drinks, cakes, pastries and potatoes, increased the likelihood of skin wrinkling.
      • Exercise. Regular exercise maintains healthy circulation and blood flow throughout your body, including your skin. If you're exercising outdoors, though, remember to wear a sunscreen on your face that protects against UVA and UVB rays, or a moisturizer with sunscreen protection.
      • Vitamins. Although it's always best to get what you need from food, several studies attest to the skin-protecting effects of supplements containing the antioxidant vitamins E and C.
      • Other nutrients. Other studies suggest that consumption of borage oil (high in omega-3 fatty acids), garlic and ginkgo biloba may also protect skin from the detrimental effects of sunlight and free radicals.
      Here are 10 foods that will benefit your skin:
      • salmon
      • green tea
      • olive oil and olives
      • sardines
      • Brazil nuts
      • blueberries
      • flaxseeds
      • non-fat dairy products
      • canola oil
      • avocados
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      The following tips can help prevent wrinkles and keep your skin looking great at any age:
      • Drink water CONSISTENTLY. It’s not the volume of water that matters. It’s the consistency that really helps our cells stay hydrated and active.
      • Eat lots of veggies and foods with antioxidants.
      • Exfoliate your skin three times a week. Try using a vibrating facial brush tool that can also activate the superficial cells of your connective tissue and bring blood flow to the local regions of your face.
      • Sleep a minimum of seven hours each night in a pitch-black room. The more restful your sleep, the fewer bags and dark circles you will have under your eyes.
      • Don’t fluctuate your weight too much. When you get older,  losing 50 pounds quickly will cause issues in the fat-to-collagen ratio in your superficial layers of tissue, causing cellulite lumps to form and sagging skin.
      • WEAR SUNSCREEN when you are outside in sunny weather! Don’t bake your skin! Cover your face when in direct sunlight, as sun damages the skin and dehydrates the superficial layers of our connective tissue system.
      • Sweat! If you sweat and exercise, you will always have healthier-looking skin.
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