Aging is inevitable. And we all know the aches and pains of growing older. Our skin will wrinkle, gravity will take its toll and our hair will begin to turn grey. But there’s no exact science to aging. After all, age is just a number.
There are many ways you can take control of your aging, even if you can’t stop it. Regular exercise and eating a healthy and balanced diet are key factors for delaying the aging process. But when it comes to the face, we’ve got a few stellar tips you should begin using now – to avoid wanting a pesky facelift later.
- PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN
As much as you need the sun, you also need to avoid it. Spending significant amounts of time in the sunlight will bring you health benefits such as vitamin D, increased energy and metabolism. However, it will also bring with it damage and destruction. Be sure to always use an SPF and protect your skin. A bronzed tan may look good, but it won’t help you avoid wanting a facelift.
- AVOID SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES
While we promote eating a balanced diet (including bread!) we also encourage our readers to watch the simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, white bread and rice. These foods can cause glycation (when an unwanted bond occurs between a sugar and protein molecule). This will affect collagen fibers leading to sagging of the skin, hardening of the arteries and cataracts. And will likely increase your desire for a facelift later in life.
- NO SMOKING
We know it’s hard, but quit smoking right now. If you want to avoid surgical facelifts and unnecessary treatments, do not pick up the tobacco. If you never started, you’re lucky. The habit is a tough one to break for many, but imperative to avoiding premature and deep-set wrinkles. Smoking not only dehydrates your skin, but the nicotine also creates a narrowing of the blood vessels in the skin. This decreases the amount of oxygen and important nutrients available to the skin – leading to the possible desire for a facelift.
- STAY HYRDRATED
Staying properly hydrated is one of the easiest ways to avoid premature wrinkles and facelifts down the road. You may have a glass of water with every meal, but this simply is not enough. Keep a bottle of water on you at all times and sip on it often. You can also snack on healthy foods, such as radishes and cucumbers, throughout the day. Both are extremely hydrating and come with their own benefits for the skin.
- CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
As you begin to age the products and creams you use on your face will change. Facelift or not facelift, as your body changes so do the choices you make. What worked when you were 18 years old is likely not the correct formula for your 50’s. Our Erase Cosmetics 3 Minute Instant Facelift Serum is an excellent choice for later years, offering much more than your average wrinkle cream. We’ve designed an innovative formula that infuses collagen, cucumber fruit extract and retinol, to give you instant results that rival any surgical facelift.