As you brave the entertainment industry, you’re likely hoping to get out there and look your best.  Maybe you’re looking to switch your look up a bit or enhance your natural beauty, especially as you age.  There can be tremendous pressure in some areas of the modeling industry to present well, and entertainment always involves stiff competition.  But cosmetic surgery is not only expensive, it’s unsafe.  So, instead of opting to sink funds into a procedure that may have serious long-term complications, here are some healthier, natural alternatives to obtaining a more youthful appearance.

Skin around and over the eyelids and excess fat develops below them as you age, causing a not-so-pleasant puffy look.  Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can cost almost $3000 as well as cause temporary bruising and swelling around the eye area.  Instead of going on the knife, opt for an eye cream that depuffs and tightens skin for an instant lift naturally.

Inelastic skin tends to relax around the lower face and in neck area.  At over $4000, a surgical neck lift procedure is both pricey and risky.  Full recovery can take several months.  Opt for a cream that includes edelweiss, hibiscus, and botanical hyaluronic acid to smooth and moisturize skin while tightening any fatty deposits around the neckline.

The face can also reveal significant signs of aging.  Cheekbones diminish, and the skin and muscles begin to slide while deep wrinkles called “laugh lines” (that are really not all that laughable) begin to appear around the eye area.  Cheek augmentation has become popular in celebrity circles in recent years with a cost of nearly $15,000.  But, the benefits of this surgery will also fade with time and they often need to be replaced.  Every time you undergo surgery, you’re putting yourself at great risk.  A much less scary option is opting for a line filler that includes botanical peptides to smooth out the deepest laugh lines and improve skin’s natural elasticity.

Consider stocking up on vitamins that improve the condition of your hair, skin, and nails, too, such as Vitamins E and C, biotin, and keratin, and collagen.  Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet also really does work wonders.  Include some whole grains, berries, nuts, protein, calcium, and probiotics to your daily routine for best results.  Yogurt is a great source of calcium, protein, and probiotics all in one.  Whey protein shakes are a great way to start the day.  Often, making small modifications to the way we live goes a long way!

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