Skin aging is a consequence of cellular deterioration and is physiological, but there are many cases in which over the years the skin undergoes changes due to bad habits that accelerate this process, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, incorrect nutrition, sun exposure, etc.
In the case of women, hormonal variation also plays a big role. The drop in estrogen during menopause can change the appearance of the skin and its appendages. With age, the synthesis of a number of substances, such as ianulonic acid and elastin, decreases and the synthesis of collagen changes. In fact, when we reach adulthood, we produce a fibrous and rigid collagen, compared to the malleable collagen of the skin of young people.
Although aging is something that affects us all and a natural process that no one can escape, there are some plastic surgeries that will help your face look younger. In this article we tell you all about the best plastic surgery to look younger!
What makes us look older?
Sooner or later we all grow old. After a certain age, many people find it a compliment to be told that they look younger than they really are. Can you relate? As we have said before, we cannot prevent time from running out, nor make the maintenance of beauty an obsession.
There are habits that are part of our daily routine that can accelerate the aging process, such as smoking or leading a too sedentary life. In the following paragraphs, we tell you what are the most common habits that make you look older so that you can avoid them in order to delay the aging process.
Touching your face often
You may not realize how often you put your hands on your face… perhaps before a work meeting, when you are stressed or when you talk to friends. This unconscious behavior is not beneficial for your skin, as you risk transferring bacteria to your skin and increasing the chances of acne. Touching your face is inevitable but it is recommended to wash your hands regularly. This way you can eliminate the bacteria that could be transferred on your face.
Getting angry often and being pessimistic
People who are pessimistic or frequently angry tend to frown, causing wrinkles to appear on the forehead and on the sides of the mouth. It is true that smiling also causes wrinkles, but a calmer state of mind is a fundamental part of a person’s well-being, and it undoubtedly keeps aging at bay much more effectively.
Drinking a lot of alcohol
Alcohol reduces antioxidant levels in the skin, and therefore has a lot to do with cell aging. Drinking too much is definitely not good for the skin, as alcohol dehydrates the epidermis and leaves the face dry and not very shiny.
Not washing your face
The vast majority of people wash their faces with water only, or with hand soap or whatever they find in the bathroom. It is also very common that most people do not use moisturizer or sunscreen, so the skin ends up drying out more and being more exposed to solar radiation. Thankfully, there are many product options you can choose from for facial cleansing, from exfoliating to sparkling creams and gels.
Using sunscreen only when you go to the beach
A day outdoors without using sunscreen can cause more damage to your skin than you might imagine. Exposure to ultraviolet rays is one of the main causes of premature aging, and it also occurs when the day is cloudy or rainy. To stay young for longer, try to use a sunscreen with a protection index between 30 and 50 when you are outdoors.
Not showering after exercising
This happens to most people, as soon as they finish their routine in the gym they go home with sweaty clothes and without having showered. This causes acne to appear on the chest and back, as sweat is trapped inside clothing, causing skin problems.
It is advisable to shower immediately after training, this way the bacteria will have less time to stay on the skin. It is also highly recommended to use an antibacterial body gel, especially in areas where your skin has been in contact with sports equipment.
Using your mobile phone way too much
Smartphones are one of the favorite places where bacteria settle, especially Staphylococcus aureus, which not only affects our health, but also our skin, especially if you touch your face after picking up the device.
We are always touching doorknobs, money and other objects that are covered in germs, and then we pick up our phones. When you bring your phone close to your cheek, all those bacteria might end up penetrating the pores, which can cause acne, irritation or inflammation of the skin.
Smoking is a really bad habit for your appearance. Not only does it damage the heart and lungs, but it also decreases the amount of oxygen and nutrients the skin needs to stay active and healthy. In addition, it activates an enzyme that compromises the elasticity of the skin. This affects not only your face, but your entire body.
Not getting enough sleep
Skimping on sleeping hours not only results in dark circles and fatigue, but also affects the beauty of your skin. Epidermal cells also function with a circadian rhythm, just like sleep. During the night, they work to repair the damages suffered during the day and if you sleep little, this entire repair process will obviously suffer. Try to get at least 6 to 7 hours of sleep a night!
Going on diets that are too drastic
Diets that are too fast and drastic are never a good idea, as they pose a general risk to your health and make you age faster. You may be wondering why… Well, losing weight too fast can cause wrinkles and sagging skin, since the epidermis loses elasticity by not adapting fast enough.
Wearing too much makeup
If you use too many oil-based products, you run the risk of blocking the pores of your skin and causing the appearance of pimples. The presence of perfumes, alcohol, or other chemical agents can also irritate the skin, dry it out, or make it thicken of its natural lipid film, resulting in premature facial wrinkles, which is another sign of aging.
3 best plastic surgery procedures to make your face look younger
Face lift or cervico-facial lift, more commonly known as face rejuvenation surgery, is a highly sought-after surgery. This procedure allows you to give your face a more youthful appearance by improving the aesthetics of the entire face without altering its physiognomy.
With age, the skin begins to lose elasticity and facial tissues lose volume. This eventually causes jowls on the lower face, as well as deep wrinkles and sagging skin on the neck. While this is a natural part of aging, patients who are embarrassed by these signs may find that a facial lift is a good solution. If you relate to any of the following, a facelift is an option to consider:
- You are embarrassed by the appearance of your face and neck due to sagging skin.
- You wear turtlenecks and scarves, not because you want to but because you prefer to hide your aging neck.
- When you see your reflection, you feel like your face makes you look a lot older than you are.
- You feel that your aging appearance is negatively affecting your career or your personal relationships.
Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as cosmetic eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that corrects defects such as drooping upper eyelids, bags of fat and dark circles that make the eyes tired, aging the physiognomy of the face and sometimes interfering with vision.
Blepharoplasty consists in the surgical removal of excess skin and fat located in the upper and lower eyelids (lower blepharoplasty and upper blepharoplasty); and in the repositioning of the drooping eyebrow.
Rhinoplasty is a surgery whose purpose is to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose and therefore of the face. The improvement is obtained through the reduction and remodeling of the cartilage and bone skeleton.
Sometimes, it also happens that the surgeon has to correct a respiratory problem at the same time that rhinoplasty is done. The problem may be due to one of the three following conditions:
- A septal deviation (deviation of the nasal partition)
- Hypertrophy of the turbinate bones, especially the lower ones
- One’s own pinched or pursed nostrils (the valve abnormality)
All the above-mentioned abnormalities are corrected when rhinoplasty is performed.
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