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Ageing fast? It might be your ‘biological age’

Anti Aging Happy BirthdayFor most of us ageing is simply denoted by how many candles you get on your cake each year – however it turns out we might have a ‘biological age’ as well.

And this ‘biological age’ may well determine why some people seem to be ageing faster than others.

A new study suggests that people can be ageing three times faster than their age suggests.

Scientists at Duke University in North Carolina looked into people genes and were able to determine how fast they were ageing.

Anti Ageing Bio AgeThey found that in their group of 38-year-old participants, people had biological ages ranging from 28 to 61.

The study started when the participants were 26, at which point they had their genes inspected, and then again at the age of 32, and once more at the age of 38.

Some were found to have bodies aging three times fast than their chronological ageing, while others seemingly didn’t biologically age at all.

Dr Dan Belsky, Duke University Centre for Ageing, said the study could help prevent age related diseases.

‘As we get older, our risk grows for all kinds of different diseases. To prevent multiple diseases simultaneously, ageing itself has to be the target,’ he added.

Facial Anti Aging Ruined By Contact Lenses

Study Shows How Contact Lenses Can Affect Your Appearance Over Time | AntiAging

And it’s true for both hard and soft contact lenses, according to this new study involving identical twins

While contact lenses might improve your eyesight without the need for clunky glasses, they might also be having an unintended effect on your appearance. According to a new study published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, use of contact lenses seemingly leads to eyelid droopiness.

Study finds excessive contact lense wearing can lead to droopy eyelids [Getty]Study finds excessive contact lense wearing can lead to droopy eyelids [Getty]

Researchers reviewed photographs of 96 sets of identical twins who met in Twinsburg, Ohio, on a yearly basis from 2008 to 2010, measuring the level of eyelid droopiness (called “ptosis”) in each.

These 39-year-old female identical twins had differing levels of ptosis. The patients were visually identified from a twins database and had individual ptosis measured in each eye. The twin on the left did not wear contact lenses; the twin on the right did wear contact lenses.

The twin on the left did not wear contact lenses whereas the twin on the right did [Aesthetic Surgery Journal]
 [Aesthetic Surgery Journal]

Nine different environmental factors were considered as a potential cause for ptosis, and they were evaluated through an extensive questionnaire and special standardized photography to determine the degree of eyelid droopiness in each twin.

According to the data collected, wearing either hard or soft contact lenses was associated with ptosis. The average difference in eyelid droopiness between twins was 0.5 millimetres. Among twins who didn’t wear contacts, ptosis was around 1.0 millimetre. In twins who wore soft contacts, that number increased to 1.41 millimetres, rising further to 1.84 millimetres for those who sported hard contacts. (Luckily, with the advent of soft lenses, hard lenses have all but disappeared.)

These 65-year-old female identical twins had differing levels of ptosis related to wearing contact lenses. The subject on the left wore soft contact lenses and had less ptosis than her twin; the subject on the right wore hard contact lenses and had more severe ptosis than her twin.

Left twin - no contacts. Right twin - contacts. [Aesthetic Surgery Journal]
[Aesthetic Surgery Journal]

The researchers also looked for links between ptosis and BMI, smoking, sun exposure, alcohol consumption, work-related stress, and sleep — none of which had a statistically significant impact on eyelid droopiness. The association between contact use and ptosis has been long assumed but never proven, says lead study author Bahman Guyuron, MD, FACS, a facial plastic surgeon based in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Since the identical twins are genetically destined to have similar facial and eyelid features, if there is a difference, it is primarily related to the environmental factors,” Guyuron tells Yahoo Health. “We were able to demonstrate that, of the external factors unrelated to the genes or ageing, use of contacts was the only factor that linked to the droopy eyelids.”

Guyuron says the effect they saw was “related to the weakening of the muscles that lift the upper eyelid, and not related to loose or redundant eyelid skin.” And while the mere-fractions-of-a-millimetre difference might seem small, it’s enough to affect vision and appearance.

“Even a minimal droopiness of the eyelids denotes lack of vigor, tiredness, and getting old — often prematurely on the contact lens users,” says Guyuron. And in a culture constantly seeking the fountain of youth, this may matter to some.

Guyuron says that plastic surgeons regularly perform a couple of key procedures for droopiness. According to data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 165,714 eyelid procedures and 31,315 brow lifts were performed on patients in 2014.

“Correction of droopy eyelids is one of the simplest and most rewarding surgeries that plastic surgeons do,” says Guyuron. “It is usually a very short procedure, it often requires very minimal recovery, and it makes the patients look younger and more energetic.”

Of course, eyelid droopiness will occur with each passing year anyway — and you can always switch to glasses if you’re concerned about the effects of contact use.

First Published 08/06/15  Yahoo UK and Ireland Lifestyle


Anti Aging Facial Exercises

Anti Aging Facial Exercises

anti-aging-facial-exercises-youngerNo one, men or women, wants their facial skin looking old and tired or worse still covered in fine lines and wrinkles. That also extends to the skin around the neck area. Well, what if you could do a few simple anti aging facial exercises which take little time to complete, but they do return fantastic results. And what if you could also do these exercises and focus on different areas of the face? Lips, cheeks, forehead and neck to name but a few, letting you put more time to the areas of your face that you think needs more work. Sounds like the perfect facial anti aging method to me.

Free Anti-Aging Facial Exercises

At some point in your life, no matter how diligent you have been with your aging skin treatments, the muscles in the face will simply relax. Depending on just how relaxed the muscles go will depend on how much your facial skin will sag and the skin around the eyes goes baggy. The skin along the jaw bone will slacken causing heavy wrinkles and overall the effects will not make for the skin you envisaged. It’s not all doom and gloom and no way is the above scenario inevitable. With a little regular work, anti aging exercise for face and neck can make a difference.
Starting today, you can maintain a smooth wrinkle free skin or considerably tighten the facial muscle if the aging skin process has already started to show it’s tell tale signs. Our anti-aging face and neck exercises are free and will not take up too much of your time. They can even be done sitting in the chair watching TV or at the desk at work, they take that little time and effort yet the results can be amazing.

With them being so simple, you may be asking yourself “anti aging facial exercises, do they work” or more to the point “will they work for me?” I can’t answer the latter, everyone is different and everyone will put in different levels of effort, but as far as do they work the answer is a resounding yes. Best part is you can follow our free anti aging face exercises YouTube channel to quickly learn the exercise techniques.

Anti Aging Facial Exercises Eyes Lips JowlsAnti aging facial exercises are great at fighting the outward signs of aging, helping you tighten the muscles in the face and achieving a more youthful looking skin. And our best anti aging face exercises are not just for mature people, though that facelift look will be more pronounced the older your skin looks at present, they are also perfect for those younger people wanting to keep their youthful looking features.
Let’s put to bed an old misconception, anti aging facial exercises don’t cause wrinkles, they effectively remove them when done correctly. They allow you that facelift but without the pain, long recuperation and astronomical cost of a surgical procedure. Granted, the results are not going to be as extreme but coupled with your anti aging routine they will help deliver a younger, line and wrinkle free complexion.


Facial exercises DO NOT cause wrinkles if done correctly – they actually help to make women and men look younger for longer, without a surgical facelift, by toning facial muscles. Surgical facelifts can be effective, but this type of cosmetic surgery is expensive, and can be traumatic. Why not try the free facial exercises as an alternative to a surgical facelift. The free facial exercises will not be as radical as the facelift, but will assist in achieving a younger looking face, without wrinkles and lines.
Although the main benefit of undertaking anti aging facial exercises is to the faces supportive muscles, there are added benefits to the skin too. Exercise stimulates blood flow to the cells, this delivers nutrients and removes toxins resulting in a more glowing skin tone. Healthier skin cells equal healthier skin.

Anti aging facial exercises are no different to any other type or form of exercise in as much as they should be done on a regular basis. To begin with, I suggest every day to get the muscles in the face, neck and forehead back to where they should be. This should take no longer than a couple of months but you can continue to do the exercises every day until you attain the desired results. When you have reached where you want to be, then to keep the muscles toned and firm, drop back to every other day.

Anti Aging Facial ExercisesYou’re probably thinking now why this is not promoted more. After all there are endless anti aging products about, all aimed at rejuvenating tired aging skin. Well think about it, anti aging creams, lotions and serums can cost a fortune to purchase, and even though they are very effective, and should be included in everyone’s aging skin regimen, they are not free and there lies the reason why exercise is not pushed as an effective antiaging method. Anti aging facial exercises don’t make money for the big pharma companies, cynical but true.

Small blemishes and spots can appear after you start using our free anti-aging facial exercises, don’t worry if you experience this, it’s quite normal and they will disappear very quickly. Your new aging skin regimen will stimulate your skins production of natural lubricants and oils, which in some circumstances cause these spots to appear. Continued exercise will get the skin’s cells back working as they should and the outward appearance of the skin will again become used to the increased activity.

On our blog you can find anti-aging face and neck exercises that will also target the eyes, jowls, cheeks and lips, a complete range of anti aging face exercises that will return your skin to looking firmer and more youthful. Just remember that you should use these facial exercises along side other main stream anti aging treatments to see the best results on your aging skin.