Friday, November 2, 2012

Want to Have an Ageless Beauty?

Forever Young 

Everyone fears the aging process. There are several avenues you can pursue in the anti-aging process. Whether you utilize natural measures or undergo beauty treatments, you can reduce visible aging significantly so you can look as young as you feel. 

 Lifestyle Changes 

The earlier you create healthy habits the easier it is to keep your skin appearing young. Some common lifestyle changes to improve skin health include: Quit smoking. If you don’t smoke, that’s great. If you do, consider quitting. Maintain a healthy weight. Your weight should not fluctuate over 5 pounds during your lifetime. Weight gain or weight loss will cause skin stretching. Ideally, your body mass index (BMI) should stay under 25. Exercise regularly. Exercise is good for your overall health, including your skin. According to SELF Magazine, you are up to 30 percent less likely to die in the next 20 years if you exercise at least 2 hours a week. Avoid foods and drinks that will stain teeth. Common culprits include coffee, tea and soda. Have regular cleanings to avoid plaque buildup. Stay hydrated. Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day to avoid dehydration, which makes the body look aged. Filtered water (either for drinking or showering) helps avoid harmful chemicals such as chlorine. Use SPF. Wear sunscreen year round. UV rays can damage skin, making you appear older and increasing your risk of skin cancer. Keep stress levels down. Stress can worsen any health condition and can be noticed physically, giving you a haggard appearance. Practice regular relaxation techniques to decrease daily stress. 

Beauty Treatments 

Facial Fillers. Most facial fillers use hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin. Juvederm is a common brand name facial filler. It works by restoring volume while re-hydrating the skin at the same time. A few other options include collagen and synthetic microspheres. You can receive these treatments at many clinics, such as the Juvederm NYC clinic. Juvederm XC is an injectable gel that is FDA approved to last up to one year. Most dermatologists or plastic surgery offices offer treatments. 

Botox Injections

Botox injections help decrease the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines by blocking nerve impulses to the effected muscles. Most Botox injections are given between the brow muscles.

 Blepharoplasty (eye bag removal). 

Blepharoplasty is a popular procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the eyelids, caused by drooping eyelids or puffy eye bags. 


Liposuction is a surgery that removes fatty deposits from target areas of the body.

 Downtime is generally just a few days.