Chasing The Look Of Eternal Youth
The ideal is men accumulate more knowledge and should grow wiser with age. The truth is, the body’s ability to replenish dead or dying cells is also diminished as the years advance, resulting to the aging process. Having a healthy life as one ages does not only involve physical exercises, balanced diet, adequate sleep or avoiding intake of harmful substances (i.e., smoking, drugs, alcohol, etc.). A positive mental outlook, stimulating the mind as well as engaging in spiritually uplifting activities help reduce stress, since stress can considerably hasten aging. Recent studies reveal that the brain has a superb capacity for plasticity, which when maximized, allows a person to plan for and by-pass impending health conditions. As many say, “crush the spirit and the body follows”. Life must move on and adding on year cannot be prevented, but the physical manifestations of aging can be slowed down with anti aging products in addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle as mentioned earlier.
The market today offers various health and cosmetic products and treatments to improve the appearance and condition of the skin. These are designed to rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful look. Looking great makes one feel great and enhances self-esteem. This definitely helps a person in his golden years not just reminisce the good old days alone, but enjoy life to the fullest in the company of others.
Anti-aging products to improve the skin come in the form of creams, lotions, toners, masks, moisturizers, cleansers, mud packs, etc. There are preparations that are applied to “peel” off dead or dying skin and revitalize growth of new skin cells. Moisturizers hydrate the skin to increase resilience to wrinkle formation. Products are specially created to soften skin and refine pores for a smoother skin texture, while others control the development of spots and improve skin for an even tone. One can also apply formulations that are designed to enhance the look of softness, fairness and luminosity for radiant skin. Skin elasticity to prevent it from sagging is also achieved with certain creams, masks and serums.
Dermatologists today can also restore the natural luminosity of a person’s face and smoothen hard-to-treat wrinkles with laser treatments. These are clinically called “fractional non-ablative laser treatments”, which use targeted beams of light that work below the skin’s surface to accelerate collagen and elastin production. A laser treatment currently being promoted involves a natural collagen renewal process which the person can perform at home without need for going to the dermatologist’s office. This treatment can dramatically create a radiant and smooth complexion without need for make-up.
The fountain for eternal youth may be a myth, but with the advancements in science and technology, people may yet look ageless as human life expectancy becomes longer.