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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    We all know that wrinkles generally don't look all that good -- not in dress shirts and not on your skin. In fact, one main indicator of body aging is wrinkles, especially vertical lines above the lips and between the eyes (each of these stereotypically mean different things; cigarettes and inflammation in your blood vessels cause lip wrinkles, while vertical lines between eyes reflect stress).

    How do we get wrinkles? In a couple of ways, actually. Since skin is attached to the muscle beneath it, your skin creases when your muscles move. Over time, that creates a well-worn groove. It's actually like a stress fracture -- the repeated bending of skin over the underlying muscle creates inflammation and the collagen gets squeezed together.

    Young skin stretches and recoils over the muscle, but thinned, old skin loses this ability. And, like an over-bent piece of cardboard, it eventually cracks. As we get older, the connections between the skin and underlying connective tissue stretch out, which can cause sagging of the skin. When that happens, gravity pulls down, and the sagging contributes to the formation of wrinkles.

    Ultimately, wrinkles are caused by thinned, damaged collagen and a loss of elastin fibers (think of it as a kind of stress fracture). When skin loses its elasticity, gravity pulls down, and the sagging causes even more wrinkles.
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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    2 136 2-1 Never Look Old
    Buying and applying expensive products are not cure-alls for looking younger. In this video, Dr. Oz reveals the number-one vitamin to take to look younger.

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    The definition of anti-aging is to delay, stop or retard the aging process. Our bodies are made of cells, and aging occurs when there is cell death. As an infant, child and young adult, our body’s cells are strong, resilient and can make new cells. As the years advance, our body’s ability to generate new cells diminishes, cell death occurs, and the aging process ensues.
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    The best ways to prevent your skin from prematurely aging are:

    1. Don't Smoke
    2. Avoid overexposure to the sun while still maintaining optimal Vitamin D levels.

    For the face, a simple skin care program using:

    1. A gentle cleanser,
    2. A good exfoliator to get rid of excess dead skin cells,
    3. A toner, and
    4. A moisturizer. 
    Stay away from alcohol-based products as they are excessively drying. Exfoliation is key because excess dead skin cells need to be removed before any moisturizer will penetrate the skin. Retinol products will also help slow the development of fine lines and wrinkles as well as brown spots.

     

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    Any moisturizer, regardless of ingredients, will improve the skin's appearance for a few hours. To really turn back the clock requires something more advanced, such as injecting the popular ingredients in anti-aging creams beneath the skin. Topically, the only anti-aging ingredient proven to have some effect is retinol, according to a 2008 University of Michigan study. People who use retinol report a significant change in the appearance of brown spots and wrinkles. Also effective, this study says, are carbon dioxide laser treatments and injections of hyaluronic acid, which plumps skin tissue under wrinkles. Treatments aside, two other proven ways to slow the signs of aging are avoiding smoking and wearing sunscreen. Smoking and sun damage advance the skin's loss of collagen, a protein that keeps the skin firm.

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    It's $5 Friday and Dr. Oz talks to beauty director Holly Carter, who reveals some inexpensive anti-aging products. Learn how to look 5 years younger for $5 or less in this video.

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    Take a few minutes every day for a proper skin care regimen that will cleanse away impurities, exfoliate dead skin cells, and hydrate and nourish the newly revealed skin cells. Use an eye gel or cream to target crow’s-feet. Proper skin care will help restore that healthy, radiant glow!
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    Apparently the coffee plantations of Costa Rica are filled with coffee pickers who have sun-damaged and wrinkled faces but hands as smooth as a baby's bottom. Scientists noticed this and realized there was a powerful antioxidant in the fruit of the coffee plant that was decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing redness in the workers' hands. Now they've isolated that antioxidant and put it into a lotion that can be applied to the whole face.

    This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
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    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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    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.