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Programming Your Skin to Be Young


We all grow to look older as the years go by, and we’ve all tried our luck with anti-aging creams and serums. Sometimes they work, and most of the time they don’t, leaving us confused and wondering why.

To better understand why this is so, we have to first look into what actually causes aging. Ageing is actually a biological process that happens over time due to natural physical or chemical processes in our bodies. Perhaps the expression of our genes involved with ageing may change, or the rate of collage production in our skins may slow, leaving us looking older than before.

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Now that we understand the reasons for ageing, and because the biology of ageing and skin is so well-studied, treatments and procedures in the beauty industry can better target the real causes of ageing, and we as consumers can distinguish between the treatments that work and those that don’t. We have a list of all the beauty procedures and methods that we’ve found to be the best for anti-ageing. Notably, the treatments we will be listing target the deeper causes of ageing symptoms, unlike topical creams and serums that only affect the superficial layers of your skin. Read on to find out how to program your skin to be younger!

1. Diet

As we all know, whatever we consume into our body has a direct impact on our health. Consuming unhealthy foods could lead to obesity, and not consuming anything at all leads to malnutrition. Did you also know that consuming sugar leads to ageing? Sugar causes the process of Glycation to occur, leading to the generation of toxic Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs). AGEs lead to finer lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin, giving you all the symptoms of ageing.

Apart from staying away from sugar, there are plenty of other food that possess anti-ageing properties. If you’re hoping to look younger, you’ll definitely want to pack your meals full of these foods. For example, Watercress is full of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, helping to neutralize free radicals and fight fine lines and wrinkles. Papaya also contains many antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that will enhance the elasticity of your skin, and fade the appearance of lines and creasing.

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2. Lifting Treatments

One of the greatest symptoms of ageing is having sagging skin. To combat this, most people seek out ways to lift or get rid of the excess skin. Of course, having a surgical facelift is an option, but it has such a long recovery time and doesn’t make your actual skin any younger. Thus, we prefer the non-invasive alternative to this, Thermage.

Thermage utilizes radiofrequency energy to promote the production of collagen tightening in deeper layers of the skin. It is important to note that sagginess is caused by structural elements deeper in your skin, and that is why Thermage works so well – it targets those areas. Thermage works on areas such as your face, eyelids, or neck among other areas, and boasts little to no recovery time.

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3. DNA-Targeting Treatments

This is one of the most brilliant anti-ageing treatments for one simple reason: It targets the root cause of ageing. Genetics play a huge role in every aspect of us, including how we age.

Youth Savant is a treatment that uses the key ingredient Polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), and helps to prevent the UV-induced damage of our DNA, offers regenerative effects, and increases the rate of repair in our skin. Overall, it offers a marvellous anti-ageing effect! The Youth Savant treatment comprises of a series of microinjections administered by an aesthetics clinic. If you fear pain, have no worries! The option for numbing cream is available to ensure your comfort. So, if you want to program your skin to be younger, what are you waiting for?

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