Aging is a subject that elicits both fascination and fear. Whether due to societal beauty standards or a deeper anxiety about change and mortality, the conversation around age evokes strong responses. The latest chapter in the debate has been sparked by TikTok’s ‘Aged’ filter, which uses A.I. technology to age your face by decades. Kylie Jenner has said she "doesn't like it," yet dermatologists are praising the filter for raising awareness of the possible changes that could happen to our skin, teeth, and hair over time.
Proper skincare is crucial for healthy, young-looking skin. It’s essential to protect your skin from the sun and prevent photoaging in the form of wrinkles, dark spots, and even skin cancer. A well-balanced diet rich in antioxidants, exercise, limited smoking and alcohol consumption, and enough sleep every night are essential steps for overall health. Using efficacious ingredients like retinoids or vitamin C, and cleansing your skin nightly, can all help too.
To slow down the aging process, consider supplements such as Biotin, Collagen, Glucosamine, Vitamin D3, and Omega 3. These supplements can help keep skin healthy and young-looking for as long as possible. Studies show that Vitamin C serum is especially useful in aiding skin health, brightness, smoothness, and luminosity and that microneedling can help with texture, minimizing pore appearance and keeping skin firm and radiant. Additionally, Fraxel lasers can help reverse signs of sun damage and slow the progress of wrinkles and fine lines. With proper skincare and supplementation, aging can be a graceful process that we can embrace and celebrate.
Years down the line, when the picture from the filter becomes a real-life comparison, with proper habits and thoughtful supplementation, the difference may not be as dramatic as you’d think. It’s essential to take advantage of today’s technology and scientifically-backed skincare methods to enhance overall health and wellbeing.