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5 Healthy Habits That Fight the Signs of Aging

How to Maintain a Youthful Appearance

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KRISTINVNUK

6/20/2012 12:05:25 PM

My thought to the author is, really?
It's not good to cook our skin in the sun, eat junk, drink alcohol, smoke, and be dehydrated?
Not ground breaking news.

SATCHMO99

6/20/2012 2:25:56 AM

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Best anti-aging product you can put on your face.... a SMILE

Look at all those adverts that use before and after photos closely and you'll see that the before model isn't and the after model is.

I'm 56, my sister is 52 and my sister in law is 60. They use every expensive moisturiser under the sun, and guess what, SIL scowls all the time and has hardly anything to do all day - she looks older than she is. Sis and me smile most of the time and are always busy and engaged - everyone thinks we're younger than our years.

SYLPHINPROGRESS

6/19/2012 11:31:32 PM

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Is she kidding?

Leeann, darling, at some point, one misses the boat. Please, never imply the impossible. People beyond 40 just may click on the piece.

GYMRATWANNABE

6/19/2012 3:31:35 PM

Good recommendations, but I'd also put in that ATTITUDE is a great way to stay young!

NICOLEELIZANETH

6/19/2012 10:37:11 AM

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As an RN who has had experience with plastic surgeous and dermotologists the way to
look younger and prevent the loss of collagen, fatty tissue from the cheeks traveling downward to create deep smile lines and jowls, droopy eyelids has to do with:

1. Facelifts.

2.Botox

3. Laser treatements.
A. Thermage which tightens the skin and helps with collagen production which is the layer that supports the outer skin.

4. Fine lines and deeper wrinkles can be treated with fillers which last from 6 months to a year.

There are many other options which a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can provide.
Although I agree with most of the information in this article they won't cure the signs of aging that I have descibed. Living a healthy lifestyle will enhance the procedures descibed but not eliminate the underlying reasons for facial aging.
I don't think that any studies have been dne to support the claims in the article.

Elizabeth

IWILLCANDOTHIS

6/19/2012 9:30:23 AM

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My Father's side is blessed with genetics that age very well. That being said my Paternal Grandfather barely seemed 70 when he was well into his 90's. He was active his whole life, walked miles, continuously puttered about gardening, fixing, would play soccer with the great grandkids, swim at the beach, he did not smoke or drink. He ate moderate portions, would often pick fruit and yogurt for dessert. He also was rarely ever sick. Sadly he passed away from bone cancer at 94. His body fought hard for 3 years and the doc said his heart was extremely strong and healthy. (he did backroad cycle races in Ireland as a young man, with big heavy grass stuffed tires) I will also add he kept a good attitude, he was never bitter, got over issues quickly, forgave, and made the best out of everything.

KLEMIE

4/13/2012 9:56:19 PM

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I went into the jewelry store to pick up my ring a few weeks ago. I told the sales girl I was anxious to get it back because I hadn't been able to wear it for years. After I had a hysterechtomy, I couldn't wear jewelry or make-up, but about a year ago, I was able to start wearing jewelry again without breaking out. The sales girl was astonished that I wasn't wearing make-up. She said I had such a nice glow to my skin. Thank you SP for helping me get healthy!!

SUNSHINEGREEN

11/17/2011 9:36:12 PM

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i don't smoke or drink i drink 9 glasses of water every day i use suncreen every morning before walkin i wear moisturise and @ night wash my face with cold cream and nice warm water .once q week i exfoliate. im 65 and everyone thinks i'm 50. i'm
kinde of proud of that.

ADEWYN

6/9/2011 8:51:57 PM

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I am going to be 42 in a few days and I still get asked are you 30 31? and Laugh and say I must have had my kids when I was 11 then lol.. then they find out i have a 19yr old and a 16 yr old and are like omg how old are you LOL.. they almost die when they hear forty one come out of my mouth lol... I believe eating right exercising does help in the aging process but seriously Look at your genes.. If you mother father granpartents look good then you will too... same as if they look there age then you will too.. might be better if theysmoke and you dont but.. look at your family and you will know what you will look like at any age... I am lucky wil my gene pool.. but I dont bank on that I eating right and exercise and tan with sunscreen... and enjoy life :) Be Happy and smiles and laugh alot!

AZURE-SKY

6/9/2011 3:19:19 PM

I'm 59 but am told I look younger. I've never smoked, rarely drink alcohol, but I do drink a lot of water. I live in the Southwest in a very sunny, dry climate so keeping hydrated is a necessity of life, not just to keep the wrinkles away.

I do have wrinkles, but I regard them as part of aging. I would never, never, never have botox or plastic surgery. I'm not that vain or narcissistic. I know women who've had botox treatments and/or facelifts, and while their faces look younger, the rest of them, from the neck down, looks old. Their necks are crepey, their arms & hands are wrinkly and have age spots, their legs aren't toned and sag a little. You are only fooling yourself if you think that a facelift or botox is going to make you look that much better.

And, botox, collagen injections and facelifts can go wrong. Just think about celebrities like Joan Rivers, who looks awful, Lissa Rinna with her lumpy lips, and countless other celebrities who have that "deer in the headlights" look (constantly surprised), or can no longer smile or make any kind of facial expressions. The only people who think they look better/younger are themselves.

Personally, I admire women who accept their age and are able to age gracefully without resorting to artificial ways of looking younger. I'd rather see Susan Sarandon or Judi Dench than the likes of Pamela Anderson, Janice Dickenson, Priscilla Presley, and others like them.

INTERNETALLY

6/9/2011 1:56:07 PM

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These are nice ideas, and good for overall health, but won't deal with aging wrinkles and frown lines. I'm 44, and in my entire lifetime, I've never smoked, drank, always have eaten tons of plant-based foods, exercised, drink 9-10 glasses of water per day, have a low-stress lifestyle, and get plenty of sleep. I've worn sunscreen since my early 20s and live in a northern altitude with little sun, so haven't had much adult exposure. However, the only thing that has erased my deep frown lines between my eyebrows and my deep lines on my forehead has been botox. The results were practically immediate and turned back the clock on my face by at least 10 years.

GBACHLI

6/9/2011 10:51:01 AM

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Heh, heh, I have to laugh. I'm 68 years old. What can I do to look younger if the the 40 year olds are already worried about looking old. We are what we are, and being comfortable with the way we look, if that look is healthy, is part of healthy aging.

What did the sweet potato say to the other vegetables in the garden? I yam what I yam.

PEPPER22

6/9/2011 10:45:44 AM

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I need to quit smoking again. However, my skin looks so much better since I have been eating whole foods and keeping the junk to a bare minimum. Last time I quit smoking, my pores shrunk dramatically..

ENCHANTEDBROOM

6/9/2011 9:34:53 AM

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Aging is part of life's process. Being a boomer, I choose to refer to my self as a junior senior. Not sure where the phrase originated from. My one gripe is that so many of my friends continue to smoke. And the aging process is very evident on their faces. I use to smoke but quit many years ago. At first I did gain a little weight, but I quickly learned to substitue healthy snacks when the urge to smoke hit me.

FITNESS4LONDON

11/21/2010 12:51:05 PM

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Great article and great comments too. I'd put plenty of sleep high on my personal 'anti-ageing' regime.

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