Maintaining a youthful image, or even turning back the biological clock is something that most people strive for. Banishing wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin and dreaded ‘crows feet’ can be attained without having to resort to the risks and pain of cosmetic surgery and accomplish astounding results.
Firstly, a range of minimally invasive non-surgical cosmetic alternatives are available. Chemical peels, Ultherapy treatment, Botox, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL),Microdermabrasion and Nonablative Lasers can be used. These treatments improve the firmness of the skin, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes and also rejuvenate the skin. Some treatments require several sessions for maximum outcomes but many produce youthful, instantaneous results very quickly and tend not to be painful. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are not totally risk free as there is a potential for allergic reactions, however, they are far less risky than cosmetic surgery procedures which can result in serious complications like damaging infections such as Necrotizing fasciitis.
Eating age defying foods is another effective strategy for slowing down the ageing process. A generally healthy balanced diet (avoiding processed foods) is crucial and the inclusion of foods high in antioxidants, fiber and Omega-3 (Peppers, berries Almonds, Yogurt, fish) will improve the appearance of skin, eyes, hair as well as benefitting the heart and brain. Spinach consumption is particularly beneficial to keeping young as it contains vitamin K which improves bone density and it is also a source of Zeaxanthin and Lutein, nutrients that make up the retina and protect eyes from sun damage.
Exercise slows cell ageing and scientists believe regular exercise may actually switch off the ageing process in chromosomes, thus diminishing the process of growing old. In addition, exercise tightens, tones and results in a younger, more youthful looking body. Also, exercise increases blood flow to the extremities resulting in a youthful glow.
Banishing grey hairs is another quick, viable way to ensure the illusion of youth is maintained. Nothing ages a person quicker than a prolific amount of grey hair. A visit to a reputable hair salon to dye hair can instantly knock years of a person’s appearance. Similar results can also be obtained at home by purchasing a hair dying kit from the vast range available in most chemists.
Two crucial factors that maximize the effects of ageing are to smoke or to have prolonged exposure to the sun. Giving up smoking or not taking the habit up in the first place is essential, as it causes extensive deepening of lines around the mouth, yellows the teeth and generally affects the pallor of the skin. Similarly, avoiding time spent in the sun is essential as Ultra Violet light damages skin irrevocably. Wearing highly protective cream on all exposed skin and avoiding the midday sun, when it is at its hottest will minimize skin damage and prevent skin ageing.
Adopting all, or some of the measures outlined above are an effectual way to delay the ageing process and ensure you achieve your youthful appearance potential.