Many of the external causes of aging skin are determined by the health and lifestyle decisions you make every day. Making unhealthy choices can cause prematurely aging skin, and this makes you look older, faster.
Ageing is accelerated in those areas exposed to sunlight, a process known as photoaging.
Photoageing is due to damage caused by short wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UVB) injury to the outside layers of the skin (epidermis), longer wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UVA) to the middle layers (dermis) and infra-red A radiation to the deeper dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
As we age, the skin becomes thinner. This is because the underlying fat, so abundant at infancy, is slowly lost. The skin’s connective tissue, called collagen and elastin, undergoes changes, causing the skin to lose firmness and become dry.
The sweat- and oil-secreting glands in the skin also decrease, which makes it harder for the skin to hold moisture. The blood vessels naturally become more fragile, so they are more likely to rupture and leak into the skin.
Effects of aging on the skin may also be attributed to damage caused by oxygen-free radicals. Causes of Aging Skin
Aging skin appearance and the causes can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it.
There is no need to hide from the facts. The more you know, the more you can proactively take charge of your skin's aging appearance.
Symptoms of Aging Skin
thin skin that is more fragile and susceptible to damage (cuts, tears, bruises) and takes longer to heal
transparent (see-through) skin
dull and lifeless appearance to the skin and it becomes less plump
greater visibility of skin pores
hollowed cheeks and eye sockets
loss of skin firmness on the hands and neck
Treatment of Aging Skin
- First thing that a person needs to do is stop all harmful habits like smoking, as this actually makes the skin age faster.
Minimum 7 to 8 hours of sleep is a must.
One must use a sunscreen always to avoid age spots and premature aging. Sunglasses are a must to protect the fragile area under the eyes.
One can try anti aging supplements. The diet must be nutritious with a high intake of vitamin C, vitamin A and omega 3 fatty acids.
One must consume lots of water to keep the skin hydrated.
Home Remedies for Aging Skin
- Egg yolk and honey is another best solution for dry skin care.
Make a paste using egg yolk (one teaspoon), milk powder (1-2 teaspoon), and honey (one teaspoon). Apply this paste on face, neck and other dry skin area and let it dry for 10-15 minutes then wash your face using cold water.
Apply natural mayonnaise, either homemade or from natural foods store. Massage into skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Eating food rich in minerals and proteins and vitamins is very much helpful in overcoming dry skin.
An oil massage is a simple yet well-known remedy to treat dry skin. Adding a few drops of glycerine to the oil just before application will give better result.
An oil massage is a simple yet well-known remedy to treat dry skin. Adding a few drops of glycerine to the oil just before application will make it more effective.
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