How to stay the same as you age.

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    Jun 15, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
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    The man on the picture, William McElligott, spent 28 years of his life driving a delivery truck in Chicago. Only the left side of his face was exposed to the sun, with the result that it now looks much older than the right side. His case is a rare reminder of the aging effects of the sun, but also of the need to take precautions when working under certain conditions.

    McElligott, now 66, went to the doctor only when his grandchildren noted the wrinkles on his face. Two researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago, examined his condition, which they describe as ‘unilateral dermatoheliosis’, also known as ‘the Favre–Racouchot syndrome of photodamaged skin’.
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    Jun 15, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    Sunscreen everyday and avoiding the sun between 11-3pm.

    Moisturizer/night creams/serums everyday.

    & most importantly

    Good fucking genes. If your parents age well you will too.
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    Jun 15, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    robbee333 saidWhen you go to a high school reunion 30years later.... and you can't recognize anybody but they all recognize you.... You've done something right. I like this site because most of you guys take care of yourselves and share the stories. All the above things that have been mentioned are right on..... But I may argue with the genes thing. Unless you say there are genetic habits passed down through families. If you're parents and their parents were heavy eaters and drinkers you would probably turn out the same. If their habits are sitting around all the time complaining about things .... again you would probably turn out the same. A lot of this is acquired. If you're parents were active then you will probably be active. The real change comes from when the parents break up. Usually guys will start to find themselves in their own way... and right now one of the more popular is health and fitness. This is more so than ever before in history. The only downer to all this is that we are increasing the toxicity of our environment. If we can get that under control, we can live long and healthy lives without too much aging.


    I've stayed at least reasonably healthy throughout my life, fattening up by 20 to 30 lbs as I am now when I'm dealing with depression generally brought on by death. So in my decades photos in profile, The one with the puppy is near when my first best bud died. Currently the weight is mom & 2nd best bud dying along with some other of life's crap that I'm learning to deal with.

    But I think I look different just about every year I see myself even when I'm being completely healthy. My mother didn't change much over her years, but, even with her genes, I change. At least that's my perception. I don't even recognize some of the times that I see me in photos and recently sent one of me as a kid on a horse to a friend I used to ride with asking "who's that" and she saying "that's you". Yet at reunions, nobody has trouble recognizing me nor I them, all but one. At one reunion, there was one guy who I was close to, even played with sexually when we were young teens. We'd lost touch, I'd heard he was at one of the tables yet I couldn't find him. It was really disorienting. I had to have another friend lead me to him.

    But 99% of the us really do look more or less the same, especially if you focus on the center of their face, you'll see again the face you knew. When I'm with a group of us (many have stayed friends since we were children), for all of us it is as if no time has passed.

    I'm with a group in a boat the other month, anchored off beach to have a few beers. A group of young kids pulls up near us. Some get into the water. Others are throwing them beers. I said to my group, that used to be us. One of our group said back to me: look around; that's still us.

    But my experience with family completely reflects what you say about "genetic habits", a fun term for it. Mom transcended her generation and was health conscious all her life. She was doing protein shakes back in the 70s. The family (her mom, her, me) were swimmers and always swam laps. Her father was very athletic (handball champ and later a tennis player). So I had those examples of how to live. I'd often observe how my grandfather didn't have the troubles that so many older people had, like not grunting every time he got up from his chair. I even remember myself years ago consciously resolving to age as they did, not as I've seen others do.

    The most important thing for me is not about staying the same age in looks, but, what I thought this thread might be about just by reading the title, staying the same as you age in being true to yourself, in not fooling yourself, in not letting the experiences of life remove you from yourself. And in that sense, I recognize who I was as a child just as I will always recognize my childhood friends.
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    Jun 15, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    RunintheCity said< I've not started any Retin A specific products as I've read some research that suggests you're better off consuming plenty of Vitamin A, K and carotene rich foods. You know, like sweet taters.


    Hmmm, I'd be interested in a link if you have one.

    All I know is, after decades of basically looking the same I was starting to get some fine wrinkles around and under my eyes, especially. I started with non-prescription retinoids and moved on to Retin A. Within 9 months they were gone and they have stayed away.
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    Jun 15, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    showme said

    All I know is, after decades of basically looking the same I was starting to get some fine wrinkles around and under my eyes, especially. I started with non-prescription retinoids and moved on to Retin A. Within 9 months they were gone and they have stayed away.


    Retin A is great if you can tolerate it. Probably the best anti wrinkle product out there (besides sunscreen). I tried it for a bit but it dried my skin out way too much so I'm more into other exfoliants/collagen producers like glycolic acid which don't take quite as long to work.
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    Jun 15, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    whateveryo said

    Retin A is great if you can tolerate it. Probably the best anti wrinkle product out there (besides sunscreen). I tried it for a bit but it dried my skin out way too much so I'm more into other exfoliants/collagen producers like glycolic acid which don't take quite as long to work.


    You're also 27 - I think you can do without the heavy guns for a while icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 15, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    An avocado a day keeps the wrinkles away
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    Another thread reminded me of this guy.

    Guess how old [url]http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2008/02/25/previews/Jack%20McBrayer-ALO-010149.jpg[/url]


    This is Jack McBrayer...he's 39. icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    CrankyMcBadass said
    Bah. Never too soon to fight off the ravages of time. Look at me. Every day I'm taken for a 22 year old.


    This. I think the key is to start early. Another reason that I haven't started with Retin A is that I don't feel I need it yet. I started sunscreening and night moisturizing my face daily a long time ago and have thus far succeeded in a avoiding certain types of wrinkles and dark spots.
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    I remember reading where Lena Horne said she started taking good care of herself at age 28. She lived to be 92 and looked great even at the end. I began taking good care of myself at an early age as well. That, with good genes has helped me look and feel my best. I get asked sometimes about this, and I just advise any guy to:
    1) Be happy - have some fun in life,
    2) Eat right and get your rest,
    3) Work out / exercise / stay active,
    4) Moisturize and take care of the body (we are each issued only one!)
    5) Eliminate bad or negative people from you life - - - just let them go.
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    Q: How to stay the same as you age like Beyonce

    A: Airbrushing.
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidQ: How to stay the same as you age like Beyonce

    A: Airbrushing.


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    And told the truth all at the same time.icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    Beyonce and J Lo are aging as well as they have been both from taking care of themselves and AMAZING plastic surgery. Both have used subtle nips, tucks, and changes to maintain an every morphing yet constant appearance. Only when you see photos from them from 1997-1998 beside photos of them today do you realize the extent of their "work."

    But hey, whatever works!
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    Jun 16, 2012 11:36 AM GMT
    I almost forgot use moisterizer, you'll still have the face you have now 10 years later