From real-life explorers such as Ponce de Leon, and countless books and movies about the fabled Fountain of Youth, the world has always been fascinated with the concept of living longer and looking younger. Men and women both turn to natural and medical means in order to look younger and be just as athletic as they were when they were young, including several of the processes listed below:
1.) Use anti-aging creams with Retinol: Many clinics offer retinol-based creams and moisturizers that can enliven your skin and smooth out wrinkles and smudges which are the biggest signs of aging skin. They are easily accessible from stores and clinic offices and are also relatively cheap at $10-20 dollars a month to be used once a day to give skin a vitamin A boost.
2.) Use Supplements: Supplements of normal vitamins such as vitamin C and E taken once a day can help boost antioxidants that can help women look and feel younger by raising energy levels. The antioxidants can also reduce the risk of cancer, heart problems, and Alzheimer’s disease, making them very powerful weapons not just in the fight against aging but also against health problems. In addition, antioxidants can prevent ‘radicals’ (molecules that cause sagging skin) from forming and causing harm to the skin, effectively preventing wrinkles and making our skin smoother.
3.) Human growth hormone therapy: The most common weapon of anti-aging clinics, increasing the amount of human growth hormone in your body can help women and men. The hormone is produced by the brain and helps the body grow through adolescence and helps to regulate metabolism, but it begins to decrease production later in life. Man-made versions of the hormone are injected via needle and can provide the effects of the normal hormones such as increasing brain function, stress reduction, and helping to repair and regenerate damaged cells. Hormone replacement therapy is also used to return our hormones to the same levels they were in our youth.
Hormone replacement therapy is credited as the most effective way to truly get results and turn back the clock for women, and although the therapy needs to be monitored by a trained specialist and injected with very specific doses, the benefits can speak for themselves.
It is important to consult with either an anti-aging clinic or a doctor before administering most of these options, because many of them will ask about the history of your skin and will prescribe supplements that will most notably aid your skin and anti-aging journey, while also ensuring you do not speed up the effects of aging or harm your skin by using too much or too little of the wrong product.