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Although stopping the sands of time is impossible, at least for now, with advancements in anti-aging technology, there are more age-preventing products in front of us than ever before. Whether you’re looking to prevent, treat or reverse the signs of aging you’re seeing, there’s something out there for you.

As a world-renowned anti-aging consultant, Cindy Jackson, once noted, we are on the cusp of changing the way we age and are no longer aging as our parents' generations did. The graceful aging of yesteryear has been well and truly outpaced by a slowed and controlled aging assisted by everything from daily use of sunscreen, injections of dermal fillers and serums and creams that prevent the crinkling of the skin as we live our lives.

All of that being said, if you’re looking to cut back on the signs of aging you’re currently seeing, we have five great tips for you. Whether you’re looking toward a more invasive approach or rather interested in a routine-based approach there are plenty of points for you below. Here are five ways that will help you to reduce the signs of aging.

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Lifestyle and Diet Control


Before we dive into any invasive and non-invasive means of age control the first thing on your mind should always be your lifestyle and diet.

We all know that our diet has major implications on our outer appearance and without acknowledging this, we’re doomed to see wrinkles deepen, the skin darkens and the collagen in our bodies reduce faster and faster.

With this point in mind, our first suggestions to reduce major signs of aging include cutting your alcohol consumption to near-zero, quitting smoking, and keeping intake of fast foods, sugars, and even some simple carbs to a minimum.

Science has shown us that everything from fast carbs and sugars to smoking help accelerate cellular aging, and thus that daily can of full-sugar soft drink might be adding to those wrinkles on your face.

Consider Dermal Filler


As we progress beyond surgical medical procedures and into the world of injectables, something that you may want to consider is having dermal fillers placed into specific zones of your face to cut back on those signs of aging.

You may already know that as we age, our faces lose a lot of their elasticity and volume, especially around the mouth and eyes, and with a quick trip to your local cosmetic surgeon’s office, you could have all of this volume restored within minutes – with no downtime whatsoever.

In some cases, you may also find that dermal fillers aren’t only going to make you look years younger, but they might also harmonize your facial structure and make your profile look more aesthetic and youthful!

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Work on a Nightly Skin Routine


A third way to keep the years off your skin is to work on your routines!

Each evening it’s important to ensure you go to bed with clean skin, hydrated skin, and serums that work to even out your skin tone and keep it looking as fresh as possible. We suggest considering a facial cleanser, a toner, and a moisturizer that work best for your skin, and working on a routine that gives you the time to add these to your face each evening.

In doing this, you will be able to make sure that your skin is getting the best chance possible to bounce back after a night of sleep, allowing you to wake up with a fresh morning glow.

Exercise


To our fourth tip, and we’re here to let you know that exercise is imperative to a younger appearance!

Of course, a fit and healthy body look more youthful, however, the skin that comes along with this type of body is also fit, clear, and evenly toned to match!

One of the best parts of adding exercise for the sake of your aging process is that it works on a multitude of levels beyond just the face. You’ll feel happier, look healthier, and younger all at the same time! A pivotal reason for this is that issues such as inflammation, poor circulation, and more are rectified by routine exercise – all of which wreak havoc on aging in the body.

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Control Facial Expressions


Our final tip for reducing your signs of aging is to cut back on making too many unimportant and repetitive facial expressions with experts touting relaxing your facial muscles as a place to start.

This tip does take quite a bit of practice, however, you will get it in the end. It’s always good to take a look in the mirror and make some of your most common facial expressions. From there, you will be able to note how this expression feels on the face, and work to understand when it occurs in your day today.

Once you grasp when and oftentimes where you make this expression the most, you can relax your facial muscles and simply stop it from occurring. The more common expression you may want to cut back on is frowning, and so, a frown in the mirror and an understanding of what a frown feels like is your first step here.

Lots of love,
Liz