Dr. Terry Dubrow knows how to de-age your skin - and his tips aren't what you think a top California doctor might tell us.
He says that you can eat almost anything and should get a little sun.
Here are his tips to looking younger according to www.lifegoesstrong.com.
Q: I get a lot of letters from women over 40 who suffer from adult acne. Any suggestions for them?
A: "If you want to control adult acne then you need to target what you're using to help. You don't need to go to expensive department stores. You can buy stuff with the same ingredients at your local Rite Aide. Ask your dermatologist to help you with this issue because you really don't need to suffer. He or she can help you determine the cause."
Q: For women over 40 what are your basic "look younger" skin care suggestions?
A: "Drink a lot of water. As best as you can, keep your weight steady. It's the big weight swings up and down that will cause you to need an early facelift."
Q: What else can we do at home in the name of preventing procedures?
A: "I think that in addition to what you know like hydration, it's helpful to get a little bit of sun. We need vitamin D for healthy skin in terms of preventing wrinkles and good skin elasticity. We've gone overboard as a society that totally avoids the sun, which is a big mistake. I think 15 minutes, every other day, with some sun on your face will actually give you a nice glow, plus incite your skin to react and repair. You'll also get a nice booster of Vitamin D. So, don't avoid the sun. Use sunscreen. Don't overdo it."
Q: Are we finally in an era where those overly inflated lips on women are passé?
A: "Thank God that phase has passed. I never liked it. I went from doing tons of lips to not so many. I do encourage women who must do it to use half the volume. Use just a little bit if you must. Use just a quarter of the syringe."
Q: How important is diet when it comes to de-aging your skin?
A: "I'm not into don't eat certain things. Just eat a balanced diet and eat in moderation. Don't eat too many calories. You can't avoid sugar completely. Don't avoid anything. A balanced diet includes carbs, proteins and the occasional sugar. It's about limiting your calorie intake. That's the one thing that has shown to extend your life more than anything else. It's also better for your skin. If you're constantly gaining and losing weight then your immune system is preoccupied with dealing with fat and food storage. How does it have time to repair your skin? Think of yourself like an animal you feed properly. If fed the right way, it's coat is beautiful."
Q: Any final tips on how to have younger looking skin?
A: (Laughing) Choose your parents wisely! I think if you start early with skin care and do minimal procedures that limit the effects of laxity on the skin then you can hold off any sign of aging for the longest time. Facial fillers are important. The ideal, low calorie diet for the body matters and think about some filling for your face. You can look great for the longest time.
Q: How much Botox is too much?
A: "In the OC, people don't want their faces to move. At the first sign of moving, they want more Botox. I have women who want it every three months. I say to go five or six months. Get a little movement back in your face, which is completely fine. Then go in and do a little touch up. I recommend that twice a year with the Botox is enough."