As people get older, there are certain inevitable changes that will happen to the skin. For those who know how to take care of their skin, it can come much later, which is the opposite if you are amongst those who tend to care less.
With age, the skin becomes a slacker, drier, and rougher because there is now less production of elastin, the elastic tissue that makes the skin supple. There is a general “drooping or sagging” appearance because of changes. These include loss of fat tissues underneath the skin leading to a loose and thin skin, sunken skin, a more transparent skin and more bony facial appearance. Bone and cartilage are also bound to happen, resulting to drooping of or accentuation of the nose structures as well as puckering of skin around the mouth.
How Your Skin Age
The skin grows old faster – dries out, from wrinkles, loses collagen – when you tend to take it for granted. Exposure to the sun is the single most damaging factor to the skin. If you are more careful, there are makeup products that already have sun protection factor in it that makes application and cost immaterial.
Going to bed at night without removing makeup or the grime and oil that accumulated during the day can badly block the pores and cause acne breakouts and other skin problems. Use the best magnifying makeup mirror when you clean your face of makeup to make sure you don’t leave anything behind. Excessively cleaning the face with wrong products or changing products too often is just as equally harmful to the skin. Skimping on the much-needed sleep can wreak havoc on your skin and to your immune system as well. Lastly, your diet can affect the health of your skin, your immune system and your body to a great extent.
What You Can Do Slow Down the Effects of Time
- Embrace a healthy lifestyle.
You do not need lasers and expensive dermatological procedures to stay looking young; you only need to embrace a healthy lifestyle – sensible diet, regular exercise, avoid the don’ts (caffeine, alcohol, nicotine).
- Protect your skin from the sun.
The UV rays of the skin damage your skin and cause it to age prematurely. These days, sun protection factor (SPF) is already integrated as an active ingredient of many skin products worn during the day. Thus, using sunscreen is already getting to be convenient.
- Empower yourself with a good basic skin care regime.
Start your skin care with the most basic steps – cleansing, toning, moisturizing and exfoliation every so often. The process f cleansing removes all those makeup, grime, oil and dirt in your skin that accumulated during the day. Toning closes up the pores and the moisturizer is like nourishing or feeding skin. To remove the dead skin, exfoliation can be done a few times a week. You do not need expensive products to do these steps; there are indeed many home remedies you can use. If you can afford commercial products, know what can be good for your skin such as antioxidants like Q10, Vitamin C, alpha-lipoic acid, and Vitamin A or retnoids that is a gold standard for fighting wrinkles. There is also the green/white tea fend off harmful free radicals.
Aging is inevitable and it is a risk factor for several disorders that can lower the quality of human lives. Slowing down aging can only offer more quality time; indeed that means much at least until better options are at hand.