As we age, our skin tends to show it twice as much during each birthday. The main signs of aging skin is age spots, sagging skin, and wrinkles; they can all appear throughout the years. Once you’re able to understand what causes the skin to age and how it makes it look, you will be able to prevent it from happening; you can look young longer.
Looking Behind Those Wrinkles
Each day, the cells from the outer layer of skin will die off and shed, then regenerate. When you’re young, your skin cells will change over very quick. When you age, even as early as 20 years old, your skin can take longer and it can become dull as it may lose its luster.
The skin can be affected by the way it looks from elastin and collagen. They will both give the skin plumpness and elasticity; but they must still be replenished. When you age, the replenishment will slow down. The result in it slowing down will mean wrinkles, fine lines and being less elastic.
When you expose your skin to the sun for a long time, the pigment can change and lead to age spots. Sun damage can break up the elastic fibers in the skin; this will leave the skin less likely to bounce back and cause wrinkles.
Smoking will speed up the entire aging process on your skin; leading to more wrinkles, with sagging skin following. When you age, you will lose volume in your face from bone and muscle loss.
Slowing Down Effects
Some people can notice aging starting by the time they are 30, and it can continue every decade. Some others may have the type of genes that can leave them looking young and healthy. However, you can’t always rely on genetics. If you end up neglecting your skin, and if you allow the sun damage or smoking, your appearance will suffer from it.
Use cleanser – If you want to take care of your face, you must add cleanser to your daily sin care. Try using cleanser twice per day for maximum results.
Moisture – Maintaining the skin moisture is essential. Losing the moisture can make your skin look older, flat, and dull. You can use moisturizer each day while your skin is still wet so you can avoid dry skin. If you have severe dry skin, try moisturizing twice per day.
Always use sunscreen – Sunscreen is the most important step that you can take when it comes to preventing aging of skin. Even The American Academy of Dermatology states that broad- spectrum sunscreen with protection of UVA and UVB rays will be crucial to your skin. You should use sunscreen with SPF of 30 or more. When it’s cloudy, you should still put sunscreen on and reapply every 2 hours while you’re outside.
Topicals – Any dermatologist would recommend the use of a retinoid cream; this will show less wrinkles that you might already have. The retinoid cream comes from vitamin A, and it will help stimulate the collagen, and work by reversing the thinning of your skin. This will make your skin smoother and thicker. The best results may come from prescription creams. Some prescription creams are Tazarotene, Avage, Retin-A, and Tretinoin. The Retinol is less potent vitamin A that you can find with the over-the-counter lotions and creams.
No crash diets – If you lose weight too fast, it can lead to sagging of the skin. Maintaining your weight, or losing weight at a steady and slow pace will keep your skin young, and keep the wrinkles and sagging away.
Your skin will end up aging when your body does. However, there are certain steps that can be followed to lessen the appearance of the effects it takes on your skin.