Fabulous Skin Forever
Michele Sponagle learns a healthy lifestyle can slow down the signs of aging.
starlets and supermodels hardly appear to age. Professional photo
retouching on movie posters and magazine shoots, along with blurry
paparazzi shots, often fail to reveal the fine lines and wrinkles that
the sun and cigarettes are known to etch. Rest assured that everyone’s
skin ages, but the good news is that we all have some control over how
quickly it does. The key is not just the latest high-priced anti-aging
elixir or celebrity dermatologist-these are just small steps of the
total picture. It’s about how you live your life. Begin breaking bad
habits and start adopting good ones for a complexion that can look
THE 20s: DEFENCE TACTICS
Bad habits haven’t caught up with you yet, so count your
blessings and practice preventive skin care to coax brighter, healthier
skin in your future.
- Sun protection.
It’s the most effective anti-aging strategy. This means wearing
sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, plus hats and protective clothing,
according to dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett of Toronto’s DLK on Avenue.
- Microdermabrasion. To
de-clog pores and remove dead, dulling skin, Dr. Kellett uses a very
gentle technique incorporating a diamond-encrusted tool to add sparkle
to the complexion. Done once a month, you’ll maintain a healthy glow.
- Intense pulsed light treatment. This 20-minute doctor’s procedure fades freckles and sunspots, as well as reduces pore size.
- Fillers. Too many nights of partying can worsen dark circles under the eyes. Dr. Kellett uses fillers such as Revanesse to erase them.
Article continues with the 30s and 40s.
From Flare Magazine, November 2006 – text by Michele Sponagle. To read the entire article please click here