7 Things You Can Do to Look Younger Without Surgery

Our skin connects us to the outside world. Not only is skin your body’s protective covering, it is the first thing people notice when we meet them face to face. And because healthy skin is often viewed as evidence of a healthy body, we want it to look the very best it can.

Serving such an important role in how we view ourselves, skin should be properly protected, nourished and treated. But we all well know, that even with excellent care, our skin begins to show visible signs of aging such as dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles and increased laxity as we grow older.

Surgery is one of most obvious things a woman can do to protect the secret of her age. But for those of us who aren’t ready to take that step, there are alternatives.

7 Things You Can Do to Look Younger Without Surgery:

1. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are a great way to look younger without going under the knife. Not only are they effective, there is one for everyone. You can choose a series of light peels with minimal down time or you can choose a mid-depth peel for impressive results when damage is severe. You skin care professional can help determine which peel is best for your skin.

2. Fillers
Yes, these require a few injections but they are far from going under the knife. A skilled professional can do everything from removing fine lines to adding fullness to even reshaping your nose by simply using a filler. There are different types of fillers ranging from hyaluronic acid based to collagen to synthetic polymer microspheres. Each type has its advantages and work best in specific areas. Your skin care professional can help you determine what you need.

3. Microdermabrasion
Dubbed an “instant face lift,” this procedure involves spraying tiny grains to buff away signs of aging by triggering an injury response in the skin. This causes the body to react by replacing the skin that was stripped away with smoother, younger-looking skin. The procedure uses a specialized tool that both sprays the grains and cleans up the dead skin.Though you will likely see immediate results, six treatments performed 10 to 14 days apart are recommended for the best outcome. The procedure also reduces the size of pores and the skin’s oiliness.

4. Botox®
Botox® is a one of the most popular anti-aging non-surgical treatments that involves injecting a diluted version of the botulinum toxin into muscles on the face. It works by blocking the signal that tells the muscles to contract or causing the skin around the eyes or forehead to wrinkle. Like many other anti-aging non-surgical treatments, Botox is painless and anesthesia is not used. Botox is administered using a fine needle to minimize discomfort. Results typically appear within two to four weeks and last between four to six months.

5. Titan
Titan skin rejuvenation is an infrared laser treatment that uses light energy to stimulate new collagen growth deep beneath the skin’s surface. This versatile procedure can be used to tighten skin on your face, arms, abdomen, and legs. It can a also been resurface the skin, tighten pores, remove age spots, and smooth away fine lines. Some patients may see results in as few as one or two procedures, the full benefits of the Titan procedure usually take at least three to six months to appear. This is the perfect procedure for those who want to enhance their youthful appearance without invasive surgery, prolonged recovery time, or injections.

6. Fraxel
Fraxel is a fractional laser that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) and can be used to treat everything from sun-damaged skin to wrinkles. The procedure involves small microthermal zones, similar to pixels, which encourage the growth of new skin. It typically takes anywhere from three to five treatments, spaced out over three to eight weeks. You will typically see results after a week, and they will usually last five to six months. Recovery time following this anti-aging non-surgical treatment is usually one to seven days. Your skin may look red and swollen immediately after your treatment.

7. Thread Lift
For those who don’t like the idea of going under the knife, but want the immediate benefits of a surgical neck or face lift, there’s the minimally invasive thread lift, also known as a suture lift or stitch lift. As the name implies, the procedure uses “threads” made out of specialized suture material to lift the skin of the eyebrows, mid-face, cheeks, and neck. Unlike face lifts, thread lifts are non-surgical treatments and are performed using only a local anesthetic. Bandages are not required after a thread lift, and recovery time is just two to three days.

All of these alternatives are excellent ways to reach your anti-aging goals. In order to see optimal results, skin must be healthy.

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“I don’t want to look 10 years younger without surgery”, said no one ever. In fact, many of us fear to go under the knife almost as much as we fear aging. So you’re definitely not alone. But you’d be surprised to learn there are so many effective ways to look 10 years younger by delaying the signs of aging. You can look 10 years younger naturally by doing a couple of tweaks to your lifestyle. And today we’re sharing with you all the juicy tips to preserve your youthful looks longer. Continue reading for the exact step by step guide on how to look 10 years younger without surgery:

1. Wear Sunscreen

If you want to look 10 years younger at 40, 50 or 60 start wearing sunscreen every day as early as in your teenage years. Name your skin concern (wrinkles, age spots, etc), cumulative uv rays are the culprit. Many would advise you to stay away from the sun altogether. But you need your Vitamin D. If you want to avoid premature aging of the skin, without sacrificing the benefits of an outdoor lifestyle, wear sunscreen. In fact, wearing sunscreen regardless of the season is one of the best things you can do for your skin. It will also save you tons of money on different skincare products aimed at reversing some of these, once the damage is already done.

2.Invest In Quality Skincare

Skincare does make a difference. But not all skincare is equally effective. Also, the skincare you used in your teens is probably not the right one for your late 20s, 30s, 40s etc. You need to keep reassessing your skincare needs and go for the best products for your skin concerns. Try innovative anti aging skincare infused with plant stem cell technology or vitamin c to help you look younger without surgery.

3. Get Your Beauty Sleep

Dark circles, puffy eyes and a dull, washed out complexion are the consequences of a couple of days of sleep deprivation. After weeks, you may start to see more fine lines, hyperpigmentation and saggier skin. Your skin is also more susceptible to moisture loss and may be slower to heal from sunburn.

So if you want to look 10 years younger, taking a nap or sleeping a good 8 hours per night is a must. The famous beauty sleep is most certainly not a myth. There’s a reason why our bodies are designed to shut down and rest. While we sleep our bodies literally enter what has been described as “self healing mode”. Our bodies restore themselves overnight, including, of course, your skin. Giving your body the time it needs to heal, doesn’t only help you look more beautiful, but also younger and healthier.

4. Sleep on silk, or satin, pillowcase

It’s not a beauty sleep without a silk pillowcase. Statistically, we spend about one third of the day sleeping. Hence, what we have in direct contact with our skin while we sleep has a huge impact. Silk helps keep moisture, is gentle and naturally hypoallergenic. If you want to preserve your youthful skin (and hair!) this is one of the best investments you will ever make.

5. Eat Right

Maintaining a healthy weight is very important. But that doesn’t mean you should diet strenuously. If you want to look younger without surgery, don’t aim at being extremely skinny or underweight. Being too thin will actually age your face. As we age, our face losses its volume and makes wrinkles develop. When you lose too much weight, aging is accelerated. So the key is to eat a balanced diet, that keeps you healthy and glowing.

The best diet for a youthful radiant skin is one that is rich in healthy fats. From fish oils to nuts and avocado, there are so many delicious alternatives to keep your skin supple and wrinkle free longer without surgery. Fish-oil supplements are also a good idea if you can’t consume enough essential fatty acids.

Another crucial diet tip that will help you preserve your complexion is to cut sugar out of your diet. According to nutritionists and skin experts, sugar exacerbates a process called glycation, which accelerates ageing in the skin. Added to this, you’d be amazed at how much a few days of a sugar free diet can do to restore your skin’s natural glow.

6. Drink up

It may sound too obvious during summertime. But keeping up with your ideal water intake is particularly hard in wintertime. Still, don’t underestimate the dryness caused by cold weather or your heating system. Water literally detoxifies your body from within. Drinking plenty of water will not only hydrate your skin but also improve your gut health. This is often reflected on the way your skin looks. That means, a healthy gut translates into glowing skin. Typically dull, red, acne prone skin is linked to digestive, diet or leaky gut issues.

7. Relax

Lowering your stress levels is key to looking younger. The best tool to not only de-stress, but also improve your posture and loosen up tension knots is practicing yoga religiously. You can do yoga anywhere, since all you need is the space to unroll a tiny yoga mat. In fact, you may have noticed how yoga fans usually look so youthful.

8. Pick your makeup wisely

Updating your everyday makeup routine every few years according to your needs is one of the best tips we can give you to look 10 years younger. Our skin changes, and makeup that worked for us years ago may accentuate your texture, pores and wrinkles today. As time goes by you may value skincare infused makeup or more innovative formulations that may be more forgiving on your skin. To look younger it’s often advised to favour cream and liquid makeup vs powder. It’s also better to avoid highlighting crows feet, which usually accentuates them even more.

9. Whiten your teeth

Let’s face it: shiny white teeth make you look younger. Hence, whitening your teeth can shave some years off your face. Give it a go!

10. Get expert advice on your hair

Updating your hairstyle can be enough to make you look years younger. Also, a fringe can hide a multitude of frown lines. Cosmetic surgeons will often send would-be clients off for a makeover. Frequently, a haircut will give them enough confidence to skip the knife. Another great trick is to add a few lighter strands around the face to soften any wrinkles and restoring a healthy glow.

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A dermatologist to the stars reveals the non-invasive treatments that really work.

Meet Dr. Howard Sobel at the Beauty Bash, Oct. 1-2 in New York City.

“Most women in their 50s do not need a facelift.”

So says cosmetic dermatologist Howard Sobel, a New York MD who’s gained a cult following among women who want to look tighter and smoother, without going under the knife. One conversation with Sobel and it’s clear that this is a man who’s passionate about his job. If you’ve ever witnessed a football fan discussing his Fantasy team, you get a sense of what Dr. Sobel sounds like when he talks about laser treatments. Here, he discusses the latest non-invasive treatments that “really work.”

  • FOF: When it comes to their faces, many FOFs are particularly interested in non-invasive anti-aging treatments–creams, lasers, facials and so on. Which ones work the best?
    • Dr. Sobel: I know we’ve all heard this, but the very best anti-aging regimen starts with prevention. Stay out of the sun and use a sunscreen properly. That means putting a full teaspoon on your face every day and re-applying every 2-3 hours if you’re outside. SPF 30 is probably enough (there’s not a big difference in protection when it goes above 30).
  • Is there a specific brand that you recommend in your own practice?
    • Well, we created our own line, DDF, which is now owned by P&G. It’s good, but there are a lot of good sunscreens on the market. Just make sure it blocks UVA and UVB rays.
  • Okay, so what about the woman for whom the damage is done. Now what?
    • Right, so once you have that sun damage, you’re naturally going to lose elasticity in your skin. You get fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmented areas where skin becomes irregular, rough and lumpy. There are amazing lasers for that.
  • Let’s start with the least involved! Are there any creams that work?
    • There are some topicals that will get rid of the uneven pigmentation–somewhat. The key ingredient is hydroquinone. Some people are a little afraid of hydroquinone because there were studies connecting it to cancer in mice. But we know now that hydroquinone is very safe and there’s nothing wrong with using it. The trouble is, it doesn’t always work.
  • Tell me about the lasers.
    • The one I like is the Fraxel Dual laser–1927 wavelength. It really removes the sun damage…brown spots, uneven skin, etc. It’s terrific. You’ll need one or two treatments, depending on how much sun damage you have, and there’s no downtime. You might get what looks like a little cat scratch right afterward–you can cover it with makeup.
  • How much does that cost and how long does it last?
    • Not costly by laser treatment standards. It’s $1500 per treatment, and the results last as long as it takes for you to re-damage you skin through sun exposure. Also, it’s a laser that really works. There are a lot of lasers out there that promise to do everything–and do nothing.
  • Does that also get rid of wrinkles and sagging?
    • Yes, you can set that same laser to a different wavelength, and it removes wrinkles and fine lines and tightens the skin. I think it’s most effective to get rid of the pigmentation first and then have the patient come back in two or three months to have the wrinkles done. Some doctors will put the laser up to half strength and do a little of each, but I find that doesn’t work as well.
    • Another great laser for skin tightening is the eMax. It actually goes below the skin and tightens the collagen fibers and stimulates the collagen. It gives the skin back its elasticity.
  • What are other laser procedures really work?
    • The ulthera laser–it’s actually ultrasound, not a laser–tightens skin and stimulates the fibroblasts to make collagen.
    • And the C02 laser works well to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. C02 lasers used to have several weeks of recovery time, but now we have C02 lasers called fractional C02s which have very little downtime–they’re excellent.
  • You’re known for doing “facelifts” with injectibles. Can you tell me about that?
    • It used to be that if you had a little loose skin, and you wanted to look younger, plastic surgeons were very keen on doing facelifts–earlier than later. But now most people believe that volume creates a younger face. A surgical facelift causes the skin to get pulled, and if you don’t put volume back, you look like you got caught in a wind tunnel. So you don’t have loose skin anymore, but you don’t necessarily look better–you just look like someone who had surgery. Injectables like Juvederm, Radiesse, etc, create volume.
  • I know that injectables can fill in wrinkles, but if you have sagging skin and jowls, do they really help?
    • Yes, they absolutely lift. For example, I’ll inject filler on top of your cheekbone, and that creates volume that actually lifts the skin on your cheek. It’s like re-draping a shirt on a hanger. I do a very popular procedure called “The Trifecta” which involves three types of injectables–Botox, Radiesse and hyaluronic acid. The results are comparable to a facelift. Wrinkles and lines are smoothed and sagging skin is actually lifted and tightened.
  • What is the Botox for? That’s not really a filler, right?
    • Nothing works better to get rid of dynamic lines than Botox. Your crows feet, your worry lines, the wrinkles on your chin. No matter how much filler I use on those, they’ll keep coming back because you’ll keep creasing the skin. Botox actually stops the muscle from moving so the creasing stops. Unfortunately, you have to do it every 3 or 4 or 5 months, but, like I said, nothing works better.
  • So who is a good candidate for “The Trifecta”–or any “injectables” lift?
    • That’s for someone who wants to look younger and fresher, but doesn’t want surgery. Patients literally can walk out and look ten years younger.
  • What are the limitations of these non-surgical procedures? In other words, when do you refer a patient to a plastic surgeon?
    • Between the lasers and injectables there’s so much you can do. And I think the biggest mistake you can make is doing too much. But once you get into your 60s and the skin around the neck area starts to hang, you probably will need the knife to get rid of it. Filler won’t be enough. But just cutting, without filler, isn’t enough either. Because these days, the trend is to do a lift and then still add volume back in.
  • What is the biggest mistake women over 50 make when it comes to their faces?
    • Of course, spending too much time in the sun. The other thing is, women come in and have cutting and pulling procedures a little earlier than they needed to. They wind up with their eyes up near their scalp. Too much surgery is much worse than no surgery at all. Start with the simplest procedures and work your way up.
  • What non-invasive procedures on the horizon are you most excited about?
    • Injections and topicals that can actually turn on individual cells to increase collagen production and give us back our youth. Or that can inhibit the enzymes that stop collagen production. There are are topicals now with stem cells and dermal growth factors but they don’t work yet. They just don’t penetrate the skin. And this is something you have to be careful with, because any factor that encourages cell growth might encourage a cancerous cell to grow–like a melanoma. I don’t know when it will be ready, but that’s the future.
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Dr. Howard Sobel, MD
Dermatologic SurgeonDr. Howard Sobel, MD, is a Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon and the first editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. He is recognized by both New York Magazine and the Castle Connolly Guide on How To Find the Best Doctors in the New York, Metropolitan Area as one of New York’s premier cosmetic dermatologic surgeons for eleven consecutive years.

9 Ways To Look Younger Without Surgery

According to the Allure, 56 percent of women are worried about the physical signs of aging. Fine lines, dark circles, age spots, dry skin, and thinning hair are just a few of the unavoidable aspects of getting older that keep us up at night. While plastic surgery is more popular than ever, going under the knife comes with considerable risks (and a hefty price tag) that make it undesirable for some. Luckily, it is possible to restore a youthful glow without surgery.

What Makes Us Look Older?

As we age, the fibers responsible for giving our complexions a firm, smooth appearance become weak creating a sagging and wrinkled texture. Collagen production slows down and the elasticity of youthful skin starts to fade as other factors come into play.

If you hold two pictures of yourself side by side, taken five years apart, it is indisputable that you look older. However, the changes are so subtle and gradual that you cannot put your finger on exactly why you appear more mature looking. What are these changes? Often, it is the loss of fat in the face. The full, soft look we associate with youth is lost as bone structure changes and facial fat fades away and, as a result, you are left with loose, sagging skin.

Sun damage is another big factor that contributes to an older look. Years of baking in tanning beds and unprotected sun exposure show up on our faces as fine lines, wrinkles, pigmented areas, and rough patches. To make matters worse, the tiny oil glands that keep our skin soft and supple decrease in number and contribute to dry skin as we age.

Qualities That Make Us Appear Younger

In a study of Danish and British females between the ages of 45 and 81, researchers found that women who look young for their age have a few things in common. They have large lips, avoid sun exposure, and were blessed with vibrant hair and fewer wrinkles. The study also demonstrated that perceived age is a better indicator of skin, hair, and facial aging than chronological age. In other words, age is nothing but a number.

No matter how many candles are on your birthday cake this year, there are many ways you can reverse the signs of aging for a more youthful, vibrant look. The best part? You do not even need to go under the knife. Here are nine ways to look younger without surgery.

1. Vitamin C

Beauty bloggers and dermatologists are raving about vitamin C for its anti-aging properties. It can improve the appearance and texture of your skin for a more youthful look. Vitamin C is one of three antioxidants proven to decrease the sun’s harmful effect on the skin and prevent future damage. It also encourages collagen production to promote skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What’s more, this miracle antioxidant targets stubborn skin discoloration and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, redness, and undereye circles.

One of the best ways to add vitamin C to your skincare routine is with a serum. After cleansing and toning, spread a pea-sized amount of a vitamin C serum on your face and allow it to absorb for a few minutes before following up with moisturizer and makeup.

2. Dermal Fillers

These anti-aging injectables fill in wrinkles and depressions, replenishing lost volume to smooth your skin and promote an even complexion. Dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm® use hyaluronic acid, a sugar naturally found in the body, to soften facial wrinkles and restore volume.

“As a general rule, I favor hyaluronic acid fillers because they look the most natural and give me the greatest ability to contour a patient’s face,” says Dr. Davis Nguyen, MD, a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.

When injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid swells and causes a smoothing, filling effect where lost volume needs to be restored. The effects of hyaluronic acid last between six and 12 months. It is important to find an experienced injector who understands facial anatomy and can give you the natural results you want. When you start to notice the anti-aging effect wearing off, it is time to schedule a touchup treatment.

3. Microneedling

As the name suggests, microneedling involves pricking the skin with tiny needles to make the skin look more youthful. The purpose of microneedling is to create microscopic channels for anti-aging products, like hyaluronic acid or vitamin C, to seep through and penetrate the deep layers of the skin.

When performed in a dermatologist’s office, the doctor will apply serum to your face and chest before moving a needling device over the treatment area, allowing for deep penetration. Even if no serum is used, the tiny injuries caused by the needles promote collagen production and build new elastin.

The anti-aging results of microneedling are most apparent after four to five treatments. The treatment is especially effective at targeting large pores, acne scars, neck lines, and wrinkles around the mouth.

4. Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing uses short, concentrated beams of light to remove layers of the skin for improved texture. Facial flaws like age spots, acne scars, blood vessels, wrinkles, and sun damage respond well to laser resurfacing as it smoothes out your skin for a complexion that not only looks younger, but actually is younger.

“I’m a big proponent of laser resurfacing as it reduces fine lines and wrinkles, builds a patient’s own collagen, and can, in some instances, tighten the skin,” says Dr. Nguyen. “This is achieved by harnessing the natural power of the patient’s healing process that generates younger, healthier looking skin.”

In some cases, a single treatment will improve the texture of your skin. However, most lasers require a series of treatments for the best and long-lasting results.

5. Vitamin A (Retinol)

The wrinkles and freckles we associate with aging appear most prominently on the skin that has been exposed to the sun. Vitamin A, which you might also see labeled as retinol, helps fade these dark spots and stimulates the production of new skin cells. And these are just the creams and serums you can get over-the-counter.

Prescription-strength retinoids can actually renew the skin by treating acne, reducing the appearance of fine lines, and evening out your skin tone. Not only can retinol boost collagen production and treat the signs of aging that are already there but also it can potentially prevent future sun damage.

Experts recommend applying retinol as part of your nightly skincare routine. However, due to its strong potency, start slowly and build up your skin’s tolerance to avoid redness, flakiness, or a burning sensation. Be sure to apply retinol to your eye area, which is often the first to show signs of aging. It takes an average of 12 weeks for retinol to produce noticeable anti-aging benefits, so keep it in your skincare routine for at least that long to see results.

6. BOTOX®/Dysport®/Xeomin®

Among the millions of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed each year, BOTOX® is one of the most popular – and for a good reason. BOTOX® is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face by paralyzing the underlying muscles. When the muscles cannot move, the overlying skin does not crease, which creates a smooth, younger-looking appearance.

BOTOX® is most often used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and frown lines. The anti-aging effects of BOTOX® last between three and six months, depending on the area treated. It is important to note that BOTOX® will not treat wrinkles caused by sun damage. But, when paired with another treatment like microneedling, BOTOX® can produce fantastic anti-aging results.

7. Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

This quick and comfortable anti-aging treatment has zero downtime and leaves no scars, making it a popular way to get younger-looking skin without surgery. A radiofrequency (RF) treatment involves heating the deepest layers of the skin to encourage new collagen production and cell turnover to help the skin become firmer, thicker, and younger-looking.

While lasers work to improve the skin’s surface, radiofrequency treatments use a lower frequency to safely penetrate to a deeper level. This helps improve skin tone and structure, and it can even lift tissue. Radiofrequency treatments can be performed in tandem with injectables, microneedling, and other minimally invasive treatments to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.

8. Makeup

The least invasive option on our list is something you may already have in your cosmetic bag. When applied with technique, makeup can transform your appearance and minimize the physical signs of aging.

To create a smooth complexion, start with a primer. It helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and large pores by filling them in before you put on the rest of your makeup. Follow up with tinted moisturizer or foundation using a light touch and a sponge. Be sure to blend along your jaw to avoid an obvious line.

To fake full lips, find a lip liner that matches your natural lip tone and lightly draw over the border of your lips for a fuller pout. Top with a sheer gloss for a finished look. Bold and defined eyebrows can also make you look younger. Look for a brow pencil that is a cross between a pencil and a powder to fill in any gaps and create the illusion of fuller brows. To enhance your eyes, use a cream shadow in a neutral shade and apply powder illuminator to the inner corner of your eyes. Cream and silicone-based cosmetics work best for aging complexions because they “melt” into the skin and offer a flawless, natural-looking finish. Avoid powder, which settles into fine lines and can actually make the signs of aging more apparent.

9. Microblading

Just as your hair thins with age, your eyebrows may start to look sparse as you get older. Microblading is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can give you the appearance of thick, lush brows to lift your face and make you look younger. The technique involves using a hand-controlled device with ultrafine needles to make microscopic strokes in the skin. The strokes are filled in with semi-permanent pigment that resemble your natural eyebrow hair to create a defined shape and fuller look.

About four to six weeks after your initial microblading appointment, you will need to see your technician for a touchup. Other than that, maintenance is minimal. The results of microblading last between one and three years, depending on your skin type. To keep your brows looking fresh and full, experts recommend a touch up every 12 to 18 months.

  • Eat a healthy diet. “Your skin reflects what you eat. Chemicals and processed foods are toxic to your cells and cause degeneration, making you look older. Your skin is an eliminating organ, and if you’ve got a poor diet, your complexion will show it,” says Fender, who recommends plenty of fresh fruit and veggies to help alleviate dull skin.
  • Gorgeous, Bouncy Hair

    “I don’t believe that you have to cut your hair at a certain age. You just have to keep it flattering to your face,” says Mark Townsend, Matrix celebrity stylist and Reese Witherspoon’s mane man. More expert tips:

    • Consider face-framing layers, which will give you a lift and “emphasize your bone structure,” explains New York stylist Oscar Blandi, who works with Jennifer Garner. “And adding bangs can distract from forehead lines.”
    • A bob is a flattering look, and you can adjust the length depending on your hair type.
    • Be realistic about your hair texture. Are your locks thin and scraggly? Then stay on the shorter side. “Length should be based on the thickness of your hair,” says Blandi. If you’ve got long and thick hair, flaunt it.
    • Keep your hair away from your face, suggests stylist Tippi Shorter, who coifs Rihanna. “When you pull hair back, it draws the eye up and away so you look younger. You don’t have to cut it, but give it volume on top.” Tease the roots and spritz Ojon Swa+ Instant Hold Hairspray ($27) to keep it in place.

    Shiny, Luminous Hair Color

    “Your color needs to be simple but current,” explains Amanda George, colorist and co-owner of L.A.’s Neil George Salon, where Cameron Diaz is often spotted. To look younger, “never go too dark around the hairline,” advises colorist Sharon Dorram, co-owner of her own New York salon and color guru to Kate Hudson and Linda Evangelista. “You need softness around your face or you’ll look severe.” More expert tips:

    • Don’t go too blonde. You must keep depth in the blonde, so ask for both highlights and lowlights, says George.
    • The right highlights can light up your face. “For a quick boost, we do T-zone highlighting, which highlights along the hairline and the part, then follow it with a high-shine gloss,” says George. “It adds instant brightness.”
    • Gray can be fabulous. Got salt and pepper? “Bring out the salt and make it sparkle so it looks glamorous,” says Dorram. Adds George, “Gray hair can get dehydrated. I recommend Rene Furterer Okara Silver Shampoo .”
    • Avoid products with alcohol. “Alcohols can dull color,” explains Dorram, so use color-preserving products like Nexxus Dualiste Color Protection + Intense Hydration Shampoo ($11.99) and Conditioner ($15.70).

    While you can’t stop time, you can turn back the clock and reclaim that youthful look and feel of glowing skin. All you need is a simple skin routine of cleanse, boost, hydrate and protect, along with some targeted treatments at a good skin clinic (hint: we know a really good one).

    Whether your concern is fine lines and wrinkles, acne, excessive hair or something else entirely, at Australian Skin Clinics we have effective treatments and active products to help restore and maintain your youthful glow. The following three minimally-invasive treatments will have you looking and feeling like your best self in no time!

    Reduce fine lines with anti-wrinkle

    Thanks to celebrities who openly use cosmetic injectables to improve their appearance and look younger, the taboo surrounding injectable treatments is finally lifting. The truth is that professionally administered anti-wrinkle injections can create a natural-looking reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment longevity depends on the product used, with our most popular brand lasting up to four months.

    The best way to achieve your desired results is to communicate with your injector. You may even wish to bring in a photo of yourself from an age where you felt more refreshed, which can help an injector to assess your unique natural shape and work towards restoring this. But remember: keep expectations realistic. It’s about being the best version of you, not completely changing your natural beauty.

    In between treatments, you may want to maximise the effectiveness of your anti-ageing treatment and try a series of Fractional RF (perfect to assist with skin tightening) and an anti-ageing peel.

    Get control of adult acne

    Acne isn’t exclusive to teenagers. Persistent, low-grade acne is also common among adults in their twenties, thirties and forties. And while we’re all for looking younger, we certainly aren’t keen on reverting back to our spotty skin, brace-face, ‘mum-cuts-my-hair’ days.

    The great news is that clear skin and the confidence that comes with it, is within reach with Australian Skin Clinics acne programs. By focusing on the root cause of breakouts and combining in-clinic treatments with homecare recommendations, our acne program will leave you fresh-faced and excited to face the world.

    Our acne programs can assist with:
    • Clearing existing breakouts
    • Relieving congestion that causes new breakouts
    • Prevent new breakouts
    • Reducing blemishes, redness and the area affected
    • Preventing visible skin damage and scarring

    Stay silky-smooth & confident

    Exuding that youthful glow isn’t always about how we look, but rather, how we feel. Removing excessive hair is an easy, convenient way to achieve silky-smooth skin and make you feel young again!

    Unlike conventional methods such as shaving, laser hair removal means no more shaving rash, rusty old razors or last-minute waxing appointments! It’s no wonder why this is one of our most popular treatments.

    Women most commonly seek to remove hair from their bikini, underarms, legs and face. While many men wish to thin or eradicate hair from their chest, back, stomach and neck. Australian Skin Clinics offer treatments on nearly all areas of the body to ensure smooth skin after six to twelve sessions.

    Start your laser hair removal journey today. Visit your local clinic or book online now!

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