Are you trying too hard to look young?

No one likes to find that first crow's feet wrinkle or gray hair, but panicking is often the worst thing you can do. Once you get it in your head that you may be getting, well, old, you're much more likely to overcompensate when it comes to outlandish garbs and gobs of makeup. Unfortunately, these knee-jerk reactions often do more harm than good, broadcasting to the world that you are trying to look young, not that you actually are.

Even individuals who always assumed they would age gracefully may find themselves going to extremes in a bid to turn back the clock. However, The Huffington Post recently noted that overdoing it with concealers and other cosmetics may contribute to an aged appearance. In fact, powders that build up in every crinkle and crease will even exaggerate these subtle signs of years gone by. 

"As you age, you might be tempted to overdo the makeup to emulate a more youthful appearance. But there's nothing attractive about cakey foundation or spidery lashes," the source states. "Makeup should only enhance your natural beauty not mask it."

So what can and should you do if Father Time is starting to take a toll? Believe it or not, there are plenty of cosmetic treatments available that have been developed to counter signs of aging instead of just covering them up. Dermal fillers, Botox injections and other procedures can produce dramatic yet natural results with minimal downtime. Contact Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft today to learn more about the benefits and limitations of these offerings.

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