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How to Stay Looking Young For Longer

Looking youthful is something most people aspire to, and it’s particularly distressing to start aging prematurely; but is it possible to delay or reverse the signs of aging as so many ads promise? The first factor to bear in mind is that everyone ages at a different rate, and while this is largely dictated by your genes, there are other influences that affect the rate at which you age.

You may think that if your parents had very wrinkled faces at a relatively young age, then you’re destined to follow suit, or you might think it won’t matter how well you look after your skin because your mom is in her seventies and still has barely any lines on her face. In both cases, the way you age will also be affected by:
  • How much time you spend in the sun
  • Whether you smoke or drink a lot of alcohol
  • Whether you live or work somewhere, that has a high degree of environmental pollution
  • How nutritious your diet is
  • Whether you drink enough water
  • How well you care for your skin
  • Whether you suffer from chronic stress

It’s all these factors in addition to your genes that determine how well you age, so if you take action to minimize the effects, you can delay the signs of aging.

Topical skin treatments

There’s an abundance of skin creams, lotions, and serums available that claim to be able to delay the signs of aging and even rejuvenate your skin. Look for products that contain scientifically proven ingredients like hyaluronic acid and retinol, because there’s enough evidence from independent clinical trials to give weight to the claims made for products containing these substances. Have a browse through the extensive ranges of skin care products available from a specialist website like Osmosis Skin Care where you can compare items and check the ingredients list before buying.

Noninvasive aesthetics

There are many types of noninvasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures available now that can rejuvenate your skin or reduce lines, wrinkles, and sagging without you needing to undergo invasive cosmetic surgery. Examples include:
  • Laser therapies
  • Radiofrequency technologies
  • Microneedling 
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Dermal fillers
  • Botulinum toxin injections e.g. Botox

Facial rejuvenation treatments are very safe, and most use the power of your body’s healing potential to create new, healthier skin and underlying tissue for long-lasting, natural-looking results.

If you’re considering any of these therapies, then make sure you attend a clinic that has qualified, experienced aestheticians on staff to carry out the treatments. Many doctors now provide aesthetic facilities alongside their primary care practices, so access to aesthetic treatments is becoming easier more convenient.

Wanting to be confident about how you look and making the best of yourself is a natural way to feel unless you’re not well, and nothing to be ashamed of. However, if you’re worried about how well you’re aging to the point that it’s becoming an obsession, that’s not healthy. If this should happen to you, ask yourself how much looking younger really matters, and whether you wouldn’t be better off just growing old gracefully.


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