Feeling good about yourself and your body is really important to experiencing life with a positive outlook and having the confidence to do all of the things you want to do. Of course, this often means getting over our perceived imperfections and accepting how we look, and the good things about it, rather than making serious changes in pursuit of perfection.
However, for a lot of people, showing physical signs of aging can be something that does begin to shake their confidence. Not because they think things like wrinkles are ugly or that aging is a bad thing, but because noticing changes in yourself when you still feel young inside can be difficult to process.
Options For Looking Like Your Younger Self
There are plenty of options if you would prefer to stay looking the way you do now for as long as you can, or even take off some years, including anti-aging creams, cosmeceutical processes like chemical peels or Botox, and at the most extreme end, facelifts, and these are all perfectly good things for people to do if they are doing them for the right reasons.
Don’t Go All Out To Look Younger For Other People
If you are actually quite comfortable with looking your age, but feel like you need to use anti-ageing products or consider Botox and Kybella injections that target the fat cells under your chin because your friends are doing it, or you think you need to look as young as possible for your current partner or potential dates, then it may be more important for your overall happiness to think about accepting and enjoying getting older, rather than trying to fight the signs. Nobody should have to make changes they aren’t completely in love with just to please other people or to be more superficially attractive.
Choose Temporary Options
Using home anti-aging products like night creams, as long as you don’t break the bank on them or become obsessed with them, is good for your skin and is a good practice for a lot of reasons – not all of them about looking younger. Most anti-aging moisturizers, for example, contain sun protection, and this not only prevents aging but also keeps your skin safer from the effects of UV.
However, if you are considering a more noticeable treatment, it is better to go for something less permanent, like Botox, rather than full surgery. Botox needs to be maintained with new injections every few months, so if you decide later that you would rather let yourself look your age, then you can simply let it wear off. It is also, of course, far less expensive and risky than surgery, and if you go to a good Botox Los Angeles practitioner like Your Laser Skin Care, the process will be safe and you won’t need any recovery time (some people even have it done in a lunch break!
The choice to have, or not have, anti-aging treatments is a deeply personal one, but if it helps you feel like your usual confident self, it can be a good tool in your beauty arsenal!