this was forever ☾
January 3, 2017

No one wants to age, but the truth is that it’s a part of life, and so you don’t have a choice about the process. However, just because aging is a part of life, that doesn’t mean that you have to age gracefully – there are plenty of ways you can slow down the aging process and keep your face looking young for longer.


So if the first signs of aging have started to appear on your face, there’s no need to stress, because I have the answers. From quick fixes to long-term results, keep reading below.

See a Dermatologist
The first step that you should take is to make an appointment to see a dermatologist. Although you may not think that you need to see a dermatologist, it’s something that’s definitely worth doing. A skilled dermatologist will be able to advise you about the best options for keeping your skin looking healthy and slowing down the aging process, so making time to see your dermatologist is definitely a must. Plus, they can prescribe you retinol cream – a form of face cream that helps to make wrinkles disappear and keeps the skin looking younger for longer. Although you can get retinol over the counter, for the strong stuff you need a prescription from a dermatologist.

Take Care of your Skin
In order to make sure that your skin is as healthy as possible, it’s important to continue to take good care of it. This means continuing to wear sunscreen each day – yes, even on cloudy and wet days. It also means cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin each day, as well as exfoliating once a week to remove any dead or dry skin cells. If once a week isn’t enough to leave your skin looking and feeling healthy, then you may need to exfoliate two to three times a week. By taking care of your skin, you can help to reduce how quickly your skin ages. This is because the less care your skin gets, the more quickly you will age.

Consider undergoing Cosmetic Surgery
When it comes to conquering the signs of aging, one of the most common methods is by undergoing cosmetic surgery. This isn’t something that should be undertaken lightly, but cosmetic surgery can sometimes be the key to turning back time and achieving more youthful looking skin. Obviously, face lifts and botox do come with elements of risk, and it’s important to understand that. However, if undergoing cosmetic treatment will leave your skin looking younger, it’s something that’s worth considering. One of the most popular cosmetic options is undergoing a facelift. However, the downside to traditional facelifts is that they can leave scarring, whereas if you undergo treatment with a high SMAS facelift technique being used, scarring tends to be minimal.

Change your Diet
Last but not least, if you want to ensure that your skin ages as slowly as possible, it’s important to be careful of what you are eating. You see certain foods impact your skin’s health, making it more prone to premature aging. Take sugar, for instance, processed sugar can damage the skin’s molecules, impact collagen production, making it more prone to aging. So foods and drinks containing processed sugar should be avoided. It’s also important to drink plenty of water, as skin that is dehydrated is also more prone to aging prematurely.

So there you have it, everything that you need to know to keep your skin looking younger for longer.