Let's face it. Aging sucks.
We all want to look and feel our best as we age, but the reality is that it's hard to predict whether or not you're going to have wrinkles at 30 or 50. Luckily, there are ways for both men and women alike to prevent premature aging from setting in too soon. Here are three signs of premature aging skin that you need to be on the lookout for:
One of the most noticeable signs of aging skin is decreased elasticity, which means your skin loses its ability to snap back into place. This happens for a variety of reasons—both intrinsic and extrinsic factors can affect elasticity. Intrinsic factors include natural aging processes that occur with age, such as decreased production of collagen and elastin (two proteins that give the skin its structure). Extrinsic factors include sun exposure, which damages the structure of your skin and makes it less able to bounce back after being stretched or pulled on.
Wrinkles are caused by sun exposure, smoking and stress. The skin loses its elasticity as it ages and the absence of collagen causes wrinkles to form. Wrinkles can be prevented with sunscreen, moisturizer, retinol and vitamins A and C. Retinol can help increase the production of collagen in your skin which will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Uneven skin tone
Your skin has an uneven tone. This means that your skin's surface has a patchy or splotchy look to it. It can also be described as having blotches of darker and lighter areas, which are known as hyperpigmentation (or age spots) and hypopigmentation (or dark circles under the eyes).
This unevenness can be caused by sun exposure, acne scars and other factors.
Use products and habits that focus on prevention
Focus on creams, lotions, toners and serums that contain natural ingredients like Lulo Fruit, Calendula Flower, Caffeine and Retinol. These ingredients have been proven to reduce the signs of aging amongst most people. Here are also a few other health and wellness tips:
Drink plenty of water
Eat a healthy diet
Get enough sleep
While these are all things that everyone should be doing, they're also helpful for your skin. If you start on them now, you'll be ahead of the game when it comes to preventing premature aging.
The best way to prevent premature aging is by keeping your skin healthy. That means moisturizing and protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, as well as staying hydrated with plenty of water every day. Remember that everyone ages differently, but lifestyle changes like these can help slow down the process and keep you looking young for years.