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Wrinkle prevention: combating signs of aging

We’ve all stopped to wonder what we will look like when we get older. It’s one mystery we really can’t uncover. Some people grow older and look exactly the same, but with wrinkles, age spots and other concerns. Others are unrecognizable with very few identifiers of their younger years.

An article posted to FStoppers highlights a photographer’s project showing how much change occurs in an aging appearance. It showcases 10 photos of elderly individuals and, right before your eyes, the images slowly transition to a portrait of them 50 to 60 years younger. Amongst the many visible changes, one of the shared signs of aging is the continued growth of each individual’s ears and nose. Of course, there is also an increase in deep wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin.

It’s easy to spend a lot of time watching each person transition from a young adult with flawless skin to an older version of themselves. When you finally step back, all you think about is how to avoid the same fate. While this is may not be an option, there are plenty of ways to prolong an aging appearance.

Let’s start with the eyes. This always seems to be one of the first areas to show wrinkles and fine lines. Start treating this area early, even before you see signs of aging. Choose a formula that works with your skin type and addresses your needs. Neocutis offers a powerful eye treatment in a cream and balm so you can choose the formula you like best.

Wrinkles and fine lines on the face are another big concern as we grow older. Just like your eyes, it’s best to start treatment early. Begin wearing a daily sunscreen like those from EltaMD. Pair this with a formula that performs damage control and you’re set. Try SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum for all-over repair or NeoStrata Skin Active for stubborn wrinkles.

Sun damage is another common woe of an aging appearance. Include a lightening treatment in your routine to reverse and prevent this discoloration. If you want something heavy duty, reach for an Obagi skin care system with hydroquinone, a powerful ingredient that prevents melanin production. For a more gentle option, try hydroquinone-free LYTERA from SkinMedica.

These are our simple pieces of advice to keep signs of aging at bay. Share your secrets of youth in the comments.

About the Author

Stepha is a copywriter at LovelySkin. She loves poetry, baking and experimenting with new makeup.

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