Lifestyle changes may help prolong youthful look

February 29, 2012

Lifestyle changes may help prolong youthful look
Lifestyle changes may help prolong youthful look

While many people choose to undergo facelifts and other facial surgeries to maintain a youthful appearance as they age, reports that making some changes to your lifestyle may help individuals look more youthful.

Anti-aging experts in the article recommend staying away from toxins like BPA, which is a chemical found in plastic and canned foods. Avoiding sugar, potatoes, pastas and breads as well as other substances that cause inflammation can also make individuals look and feel younger. Foods believed to help in the fight against aging include strawberries, blackberries, corn, egg yolk, artichoke hearts, broccoli, flaxseed (omega-3 fatty acids), water and dark green, leafy vegetables.

Other ways to avoid aging too quickly include getting enough vitamins, including vitamin D, getting adequate sleep, exercising regularly, moisturizing the skin, quitting smoking and avoiding stress.

"Stress increases the hormone cortisol and anything that we can do to decrease the hormone cortisol will decrease slow down the aging process," an anti-aging expert commented. The news source suggests spending more time with friends and engaging in an active social life to combat stressful days.

These recommendations can lead to a healthier you, but if your outsides still don’t match how you feel inside, cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery can help out. 

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), in 2010, more than 7.7 million individuals underwent non-surgical procedures aimed at helping individuals improve their appearance by looking more youthful. Cosmetic eyelid surgery and facelifts were among the top 10 most popular surgical procedures. 

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