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Mireille Guiliano's latest book French Women Don't Get Facelifts, may have you wondering whether a facelift is avoidable after all. The author of the bestselling, French Women Don't Get Fat, Guiliano shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude, joy, and no surgery. Guiliano maintains that aging has much more to do with how women think of themselves than with facelifts or outward appearances. While her book is more about an attitude fix, you may be interested to learn that some doctors believe that the facelift may be passé in about 20 to 30 years.

Experts maintain that a combination of healthy lifestyle habits along with non-invasive cosmetic procedures can help you look younger for longer. Here's how:

Treat Wrinkles Now. It turns out that wrinkle treatments like Botox not only relax wrinkles but also weaken muscles over time so that creases don't deepen. In some cases, they may never appear. Is it worth dashing out for Botox right now? That's a discussion between you and your doctor. However, some clinicians contend that the earlier the better.
Get Filling. Hyaluronic acid fillers add fullness and plump out lines. Some new studies are showing that they may also lead to collagen growth and stimulate the production of chemicals that prevent the breakdown of existing collagen.
Sleep Well. "Sleep wrinkles" develop when your face is compressed against your pillow at night. They tend to not disappear once awake. Stomach and side sleeping are problematic so experts recommend you sleep on your back.
Stop Grinding Your Teeth! Grinding shortens teeth, making the distance between nose and chin smaller over time. Your face is shrinking, leading to wrinkles and jowls. Cosmetic dentists recommend night guards if this is a problem for you.
Do You Really Want To Run? Running takes a toll on your body, including your face. The constant up and down force may loosen facial ligaments and cause sagging and drooping in the cheeks, jaw and jowls. Consider elliptical devices instead and invest in a pair of sneakers with extra shock absorption.
Eat Well. Extreme dieting can thin fat pads in the cheeks, lower eyelids and temples leaving you looking gaunt. Yo-yo dieting is the worst, often resulting in a loss of tight, taught skin. Make sure you're eating the right things – nix simple carbs and inflammatory foods like candy, booze and fried foods. Load up instead on protein, vegetables and healthy fats, which contain essential nutrients to help synthesize collagen.
Play your cards right and maybe the scalpel isn't inevitable after all.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti-aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].
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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Yana Berlin wrote Aug 22, 2014
    • Thank you. I’ll make sure to read this book.

      Going under the knife is not something anyone looks for, but when the gravity takes it tall some women opt for it.  I think that even a facelift is very temporary, lifestyle changes are whats important along with lots of alkaline water.

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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 23, 2014
    • Getting a facelift is never an option I would consider. Not that I’m considering Botox or fillers either ohhhh I am really trying to rely on good Skincare and living to help me age gracefully. The book does sound interesting tho

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