How to Maintain and Manage Aging Skin

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As we age, most people develop wrinkles, crow’s feet, under-eye bags and our skin begins to sag. Here are some suggestions for products that help reverse the signs of aging, and help boost your appearance. To see how the face ages, see this creative video and watch the face age 30 years in two minutes:

The Aging Process: Ultherapy Video Shows 30 Years of Aging

The Aging Process: Ultherapy Video Shows 30 Years of Aging

Some of the most effective products that we can apply topically to the skin contain retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids, azelaic acid, hydroquinone, kojic acid, and salicylic acid. These active ingredients can treat signs of aging, and have shown signs of improvement to smooth and tone skin for a more youthful glow.

It may seem like an old-wives tale or myth when someone recommends over-the-counter hemorrhoid treatments to reduce puffiness and get rid of bags under your eyes, but according to this WebMD survey, it is true. Hemorrhoid treatments can deflate under-eye bags. Another home remedy is green tea bags which contain natural anti-inflammatory chemicals to battle the bags, fluid build-up and retention. These are only temporary solutions to what may be a more permanent and persistent issue with aging, so you may want to consider dermal wrinkle fillers or a surgical eyelift.

Dark circles can be hereditary, and being tired makes them worse. Excess pigmentation under the eyes can be treated with Intense Pulse Light therapy or IPL treatments and some laser treatments, but your ethnicity will play a role in which procedures will work for you.

For skin tightening, especially in the lower face and neck, chemical peels and facials will not do the trick, your best bet is CO2 laser rejuvenation and skin tightening using radio frequency Ultherapy which uses ultra-sound technology. These methods stimulate tightening from deeper layers under the skin.

There is nothing glamorous about age spots. They can be embarrassing and hard to diminish. The best topical treatment is Hydroquinone, a topical bleaching agent available in prescription strength.

Topical retinoids are the most effective to firm and stimulate collagen, and they can be more effective when combined with Vitamin E.

Sherry Azzarella

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