As of today there are more Canadians over the age of 65 than Canadians under the age of 15. Thus, for many of the older population, the idea of aging can oftentimes be a scary and difficult concept to grasp. Fortunately, there are many different ways that one can go about in effort to prevent or slow down the aging process.
Perhaps the simplest and most natural way to prevent the signs of aging is to eat healthy; particularly by introducing a variety of vegetables and fish into your diet. Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C and D not only prevent and repair damage to your skin, but they also have added health benefits such as decreasing the risk of heart disease, providing protection against eye problems and mood disorders, as well as boosting your immune system; whereas Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish help to prevent wrinkles and facilitate the skin’s hydration. Some of the best food sources of the aforementioned antioxidants come from salmon, carrots, spinach, sweet potato, kale, oranges, and strawberries – and not only are they good at hindering the evolution of aging, but they also taste great too!
Paying close attention to your sleeping patterns is also extremely important. Not getting enough sleep will only result in you feeling and looking tired. As such, getting an average of 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep each evening is also beneficial in combating the effects of aging, and will leave you feeling more rejuvenated.
Other important and necessary preventative measures of aging are the use of moisturizers and sunscreens, and several cosmetics companies even offer the two in a combined formula. Using moisturizer and sunscreen will not only leave your skin feeling much smoother and more hydrated, but they will also protect you from ultraviolet sun rays which can be dangerous to the skin and lead to other health problems (such as skin cancer) down the line. There are many different types of moisturizers and sunscreens to choose from based on different skin types, so it is best to speak with a physician or licensed beauty consultant to find what is best suited for you.
Lastly, another anti-aging option that has become increasingly popular over the years for those wishing to reverse the effects of the skin’s maturing is the use of cosmetic fillers. These include Botox, Juvederm and Restylane. Dr. Ali Ghahary, a physician at Brentwood Medical Clinic, administers cosmetic fillers to patients who are seeking to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, increase the skin’s volume, and have a more youthful appearance overall. The effects of cosmetic fillers can be long lasting and are a great way to boost one’s confidence. If this is something you think you would be interested in or would like more information on cosmetic fillers, contact Dr. Ghahary at firstname.lastname@example.org today.