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Skin Aging

Skin aging is a phenomenon in which your skin becomes saggy, develops wrinkles and age spots. This happens due to age.

As we age the production of the proteins collagen and elastin starts to fall down. These two are needed to keep the skin firm and wrinkle free. When a person enters their 20’s their production falls by 1 percent every year.

The effects of this is seen when a person reaches their mid-thirties in the form of wrinkles and saggy skin.

Skin aging problem

There are three main symptoms of skin aging as mentioned above. They are saggy skin, wrinkles and dark spots. The first two are due to the loss of collagen and elastin due to age. Exposure to suns UV rays also adds to this loss.

Age spots on the other hand are cause due to suns UV rays. These rays speed up the formation of the hormone melanin. This hormone gives our skin its color. Exposure to the sun will cause high concentrations of this hormone. Melanin becomes clumped to form age spots.

Main cause of skin aging

By now you must have come to know that the suns UV rays are the main culprits behind skin aging. They create free radicals that destroy collagen and elastin. So you need to protect your skin from them.

For this you will need to use a sunscreen when you move out of your house. Re apply the same after every two hours of staying out. Don’t move out of the sun during the afternoons as the severity of UV rays are very high at that time.

Cover your eyes with sunglasses and cover your neck with a scarf. Also use full sleeve clothes in the summer.

Other causes of skin aging include smoking, drinking alcohol, stress, lack of sleep, too much sugar and lack of physical activity.

FAQs about skin aging

These are the questions that are readers have been asking us about skin aging.

At what age does skin start aging?

As mentioned above the signs of skin aging will start to show in your thirties. But you will only have fine lines at this age.

Does skin care really work?

Yes skin care works if you do it right. We suggest you to use first use a facial cleanser and then apply a moisturizer. This way the cleanser will open up the pores of your skin for the nutrients from the moisturizer to seep deeper.

What are the signs of aging?

As mentioned above signs of skin aging are wrinkles, saggy skin and dark spots.

Can skin aging be reversed?

Yes skin aging can be reversed. You can start with anti-aging creams that are available over the counter. If this doesn’t work you can visit a dermatologists. There are a wide range of treatment options available.

They will suggest you better antiaging creams. Remember that the creams that dermatologists suggest are more intense than the ones available OTC.
Treatment options include dermal fillers, botox, laser treatment, facelift, chemical peeling etc.

Can aging skin be improved?

Aging skin can be improved if you start using a sunscreen when you move out of your house. This will reduce the damage done to collagen by free radicals and your collagen levels will improve.

Can aging spots be removed?

Yes you can remove age spots by applying prescription bleaching creams. Laser and chemical peeling are other treatment options available.

Can premature skin aging be reversed?

Premature skin aging is caused by exposure to the suns UV rays. The white skin tone is prone to signs of skin aging. When there is long term exposure to intense UV rays like the ones during afternoon a person gets premature skin aging.

So to reverse premature skin aging we suggest you to use a sunscreen throughout the day. Even when you’re inside. Even during winters. If you are already using one then change it one with higher SPF.

Another reason for premature skin aging is smoking. If you have been smoking heavily during your early teens then you will show signs of aging in your twenties. Six months after quitting smoking you will see improvement in signs of skin aging.

What can skin aging do?

Apart from wrinkles, saggy skin and age spots, skin aging is not harmful. It doesn’t cause any health problems.

Can estrogen reverse skin aging?

Yes estrogen can reverse skin aging. This is possible as estrogen is known to improve moisture levels in our skin. This makes the skin plump which reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Can HRT reverse skin aging?

Yes HRT is one of newest forms of treatment that is used to reverse skin aging. Estrogen which is available in cream form is used to treat skin aging.

How to hydrate aging skin?

If you want to keep you skin hydrated then you will have to eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Fish like salmon, mackerels and sardines will improve moisture levels

What anti-aging products to use in 20’s?

We don’t recommend anti-aging products at this age. If you have skin aging at this age then you need to use sunscreen more often. Also use a sunscreen with SPF of above 50.

What anti-aging products actually work?

All anti-aging products with retinol will work. But prescription ones are known to show faster results.

What keeps skin young?

To keep your skin young you need to use a good moisturizer and sunscreen.

Which skin type ages faster?

Dry skin type ages faster. This is due to the lack of moisture in such skin types. The signs of skin aging like wrinkles are more noticeable.

Why is my skin aging so fast?

Maybe you are spending too much of time in the sun or maybe you are heavy smoker. Also you must be stressing a lot or sleeping for very few hours.

Is skin aging genetic?

Yes. If you have white skin tone and dry skin type then your skin is likely to age faster. Dark skin and oily skin ages slower.

How to stop skin aging naturally?

To stop skin aging naturally you will need to boost the production of collagen in your body. You will need to eat foods rich in collagen like egg whites, chicken and bone broth. Fruits and vegetables which are an excellent source of antioxidants will also help you to stop skin aging.

ill need to sleep for eight hours a day to stop skin aging naturally. Studies show that people who sleep for less than six hours a day have twice as much as wrinkles than people who sleep for eight hours.

Relaxing and staying away from stress is also important. Stress create the hormone cortisol which is known to damage collagen. So relax.

How to stop aging skin on neck?

To stop aging skin on neck you need to use sunscreen on your neck. Also use a scarf to cover your neck when you move out in the open.

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