“A beautiful face will age and a perfect body will change,
but a beautiful soul will always be a beautiful soul”
Few things in life are certain. One of those things, however, is that each and every one of us will age. While we hope that you embrace your beauty, regardless of your path in life, we understand that the majority of women are less than comfortable with the aging process. For this reason ,we have put together this very guide. Below you’ll find all the information you need to be on the lookout for the early signs of aging, as well as what you can do to prevent them and stop them in their tracks.
When Does the Skin Age?
Naturally, the skin ages every day, every second even! As we mature, many biological processes begin to slow and the body stops producing hormones as effectively as it used to; this is all part of the natural process of skin deterioration which results in the telltale signs of aging. Often, the first signs of aging occur in our 20s. Around this time young adults may begin to notice dark spots, slight fine lines (particularly around the mouth and nose), dark or puffy circles under the eyes, or sagging upper eyelids. As one enters their 30s frown lines on the forehead and laugh lines around the mouth can become more apparent. Around 40 or so the skin loses its volume and elasticity causing the fine lines to deepen wrinkles.
Dark spots, or hyperpigmentation, are the result of many skin damaging caucuses including acne, inflammation, and sun damage. Since there are so many causes to dark spots, it’s truly essential that you take total care of your skin to prevent them. Always remember the importance of sunscreen, especially on your face. Remember to wash your face at the end of every day to ride the pores of cosmetic products and pollution, which, if left to be overnight, can lead to inflammation and breakouts. If you’re battling adult acne, try over the counter products first, if you find them to be ineffective seek the help of a dermatologist. If you’ve taken preventative measures and still notice dark spots, opt for a product with either hydroquinone to fade dark marks, or retinol to encourage cell turnover.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are truly unavoidable. That said, you can take measures to avoid them from showing up too soon. Using sunscreen regularly is a great way to prevent fine lines. Also, many people find that taking the time to relax and destress keeps them looking young. Finally, research has shown that smokers develop fine lines earlier than nonsmokers. When fine lines become apparent look for products that contain glycolic acid; this will rid the skin of built up dead skin cells, making the lines less noticeable.
Dark or Puffy Under Eyes
The skin around the eye is a thin and sensitive which makes aging easier to notice in this area of the face. One of the best things you can to do keep your eyes looking young is not tug or rub them. You should always be sure to remove all eye makeup at the end of the day and follow up with an eye cream. If you still notice puffiness or dark circles around your eyes, it may be time to cut down on sodium and alcohol; both lead to water retention and cause swelling.