What do you do when your body starts to catch up to your age? Or worse when your body starts to look older than you actually are. In America anti aging is a billion dollar industry. That's because no one wants to get older. So we try to put it off as much as possible, before it's inevitable. So if you start to notice one of these signs of aging you can tackle it before it gets out of control.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Since we lose collagen and elastin naturally as we age the best possible treatment is prevention. If you can prevent the loss of collagen and elastin then you can prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Three key ingredients to add to your prevention skin care routine are antioxidants to fight free radicals, sunscreen, and retinoids. For those already experiencing fine lines and wrinkles ask your doctor about Botox, fillers and laser treatments. Botox is used on the forehead for fine lines and crow's feet while fillers are used in your shoulders and lips for laugh lines.
There are a ton of teeth whitening products on the market. Stick to brush on whitening gels rather than whitening strips. Or if you prefer go to your dentist to get a professional whitening treatment.
Thinning Eyebrows & Eyelashes
Makeup can be used to fill in thinning eyebrows while false eyelashes can be applied daily. But if you are looking for something more permanent you can get your eyebrow tattooed on, which only requires touch ups now and again. Plus Latisse is a new product which can be prescribed by your doctor to stimulate eyelash growth.
Roaine has been around for years. It is available over the counter to stimulate hair regrowth. You can also use hair care products which promote body and shape to liven up dull, lifeless hair.
The skin around the neck is delicate therefore gently apply a moisturizer that contains peptides to stimulate collagen production. Doctors also offer Botox and Fraxel laser treatments to improve skins texture and soften lines.
Always apply sunscreen to the back of your hands to prevent further damage. Light and laser treatments are available to repair and fade sun damage and age spots.
Check to make sure you are wearing the right size bra and tighten the straps if you are hanging low. Ask for a professional fitting to make sure you have the right size.
Wrinkled Knees & Elbows
Use a moisturizer on knees and elbows to soothe dry skin. To get rid excess skin, try yoga. Yoga will strengthen muscles in the arms and legs which will tighten the surrounding skin.
Moisturize dry, calloused and cracked feet. Choose more comfortable shoes. Bunions can be removed through surgery or with cortisol injections.