Anti-Aging OverviewAs we age, we become advocates of anything claiming to be "anti-aging". We want our skin to be free of wrinkles, we want our hair to remain on our heads and not turn gray, and we want our hearing and our sight and our weight to remain as they were during some other time in our lives. That's primarily why "anti-aging" is the buzzword among today's aging population.
But no matter how much we want our bodies to stop aging, and regardless of the different anti-aging products that are available, we simply can't reverse the aging process not yet anyway. It's what our bodies were born to do, and they do it well.
There are plenty of anti-aging products available that slow and even disguise the signs of aging. But nothing has yet been created to change our genetic makeup, which is one factor that plays a role in how we age. And it may come as a surprise to some, but the most effective way to control the aging process isn't available in a pill or a potion, but rather depends a lot on the way we care for our bodies.
There isn't a carved in stone timeline of symptoms that the body's aging process adheres to so it's hard to pinpoint the exact age each body part will wear out. So remember, living a healthy lifestyle is your best anti-aging defense.
The most noticeable sign of the aging process appears on our skin. Our skin is our protective outer layer and the thing that confronts the environment head on. As it ages, it begins to lose its elasticity, and wrinkles develop. Oil glands produce less oil so the skin feels dry. Anti-aging skincare products like creams and sunscreens help slow down this process, and repair and moisturize damaged skin, but unfortunately, its years of exposure to damaging sun, dirt and stress have already caused damage that for the most part, is irreparable.
Another noticeable change attributed to aging is our hair. It loses its sheen and it begins to fall out. Those hairs that do remain begin losing their pigment cells which causes hair to turn gray. Anti-aging hair care products can change the color, and even re-grow hair that has fallen out, but these processes cannot be halted.
As people enter their 40s and 50s, the eyes don't see as clearly as they once did. If it's not already happened, eyes start needing corrective measures. Hearing also is affected by age, although this tends to happen later on in life. Aside from lasik surgery, there are no anti-aging products capable of reversing the degradation to the eyes or ears.
Many changes attributable to the aging process occur internally, and cannot be "seen". Metabolism slows down, the kidneys don't keep the body properly hydrated, bones become brittle, sexual desires begin to decline and other organs no longer work as efficiently as they once did.
The unfortunate reality is: Aging is inevitable for even the most die-hard anti-aging advocates.
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