Anti Aging Products New Strategies

The Future of Anti-Aging Products – Researching New Strategies

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The Fountain of Youth remains a myth, but more Americans are finding ways to stall the aging process and maintain a youthful look and feel.

The choices are many, especially when it comes to anti-aging facial and skin creams.

New products crop up on a regular basis, promising youthful skin and fewer wrinkles.

The result is that consumers have a multitude of products to select from. With so much on the market, knowledge may be the best way to develop a stay-young strategy.

Knowledge not only on skin care products and their ingredients, but also knowing how to eat, drink, exercise and sleep better. All are part of a good anti-aging program.

David S. Rose, reported in an answers column in Quora.com that a youthful mind can result in a more youthful body. “If you stay involved with life, whether work, reading, volunteer activities...or even answering questions on Quora, you will greatly extend both your activity and enjoyment of life.”

Michele Lian, a weight-loss coach, suggested starting from the inside-out. More directly, she urges consumers to be choosier about what they eat and drink.

“Treat the food and fluids you put into your body as fuel and medicine that nourish and heal,” she wrote. “You’ll soon begin to look at what’s on your plate differently. You’ll also begin to look different.”

Other suggestions include staying physically active and avoiding tobacco.

Exercise can improve memory

Research has found that exercise can even improve memory, especially when exercise takes place takes place right after a learning session.

An article in World Health.net reported on a recent study that found excercise can improve memory after learning, but only within a certain time frame. “Instead of heading to the gym immediately, exercise four hours after a learning session,” the articles stated.

The study was conducted by Guillen Fernandez of the Donders Institute at the Radbound University Medical Center in the Netherlands.

Exercise also boosts metabolism to keep the weight off.

A diet and weight management slideshow at Web MD.com points out that the body constantly burns calories, even when resting.

But the resting metabolic rate is much higher in people with more muscle. The slideshow goes on to remind us to drink plenty of water: “Your body needs water to process calories.

If you are even mildly dehydrated, your metabolism may slow down.”

Preserving Muscle in Menopause

Another article in World Health.net discussed the importance of vitamin D. It stated that new research suggests that taking vitamin D supplements can help women to significantly increase their muscle strength and reduce the loss of muscle mass for at least 12 years after menopause.

Dr. LM Cangussu from the Botucatu Medical School at Sao Paulo State University in Brazil and colleagues conducted the research.

Antioxidants are also considered critical in the battle against aging.

An article in Web MD.com stated that three antioxidents, vitamin C, zinc and beta caratene help protect the eyes from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness after age 64.

The article, written by Peter Jaret, recommended eating dark green, leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, collard greens and mustard greens.

Corn, peppers, oranges and cantaloupe are also considered good for the eyes. Besides protecting eyesight, antioxidants like vitamin C can help keep skin younger looking.

The article also recommends consumption of whole grains rich in fiber.”Oats, quinoa, barley, wheat and brown rice lowers the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

“What you eat makes a huge difference in how you age and feel,” said dietitian Manuel Villacorta.

Adequate sleep is vital to maintaining a youthful appearance

An article in Sleep Smarter.com states that sleep is key to staying young. The article states that sleep makes a person more attractive, keeps you in shape, boosts energy and makes the skin glow.

It also makes us physically and mentally quicker. And it boost youth hormones like human growth hormone (HGH).

HGH is produced mostly during slow-wave sleep and decreases production after adulthood. “By making sure you get enough sleep, you maximize its output, helping to prevent belly fat, lower metabolism and reduce sagging skin.

The article recommends getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night.

Look-younger creams are also part of the anti-aging arsenal

Under the topic “Look-younger secrets that work,” Web MD.com contributor Colette Bouchez points out that one of the major ways skin ages is through a loss of collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance that helps keep skin looking plump, lifted and line free.

The body loses some collagen because of the natural aging process, but an even greater amount can be sucked out through environmental assaults, particularly sun exposure and pollution.

Collagen creams are available under many brand names in many container shapes and sizes.

Another Web MD.com article by Karen Bruno recommends use of prescription retinoids, a form of vitamin A. Dr. Jeffrey Dover calls retinoids a gold standard in anti-aging products. Dover is associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dover points out that over-the-counter products containing lower concentrations of retinol are now available. They have been shown to be effective in reversing the signs of aging, he said.

The new products typically use retinol or vitamin A in combination with other ingredients such as proteins and botanicals.

The Web MD.com article goes on to warn about soaps and cleansors that dry the skin. The problem is that most bar soaps contain sodium lauryl sulfate that strips away natural oils from the skin.

Moisturizing soaps

Bruno added that companies now make “moisturizing” soaps and liquid non-soap facial cleansers that moisturize the skin. “These dual-use cleansers rid the face of dirt and bacteria and trap moisture in the outer layers of the skin,” Bruno wrote.

The cleansers contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, an essential nutrient that helps retain water in the skin’s lipid layers.

“Some contain sustained-release ceramides, which help keep the skin moist,” Bruno wrote. “Some cleansers may contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to help prevent breakouts in oily or acne-prone skin.”

Thinking young and living a healthy lifestyle

The fountain of youth may be non-existent, but Americans are living longer through healthy habits and a more active lifestyle. And they are learning how to combat wrinkles and other signs of aging through improved technology in skin products.

Thinking and acting young can also make a big difference.

The beauty is that consumers can find plenty of natural ways to stall the aging process without having to empty their bank account.

Now it is your turn, what's your strategies when you want to choose one anti aging product? Please share it with us.

About the Author Tina Larsen

Tina is skincare and beauty researcher, writing about skin care supplements and products. This website has detailed articles on natural and well-known skin care and anti aging products tips and ways to stay beautiful and young.

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