Signs of Aging
The first signs of aging are wrinkles, which start to show up around the age of 30. At this point, your collagen production significantly decreases causing your skin to lose much of its elasticity and tone. Each year, more wrinkles appear and deepen around your nose, eyes, and mouth, and the skin begins to sag, giving your face a persistently tired look. The process is accelerated by sunlight which also causes “age spots,” or unattractive areas of pigmentation.
Some only associate things like blackheads, spots, and oily red skin with puberty, but unfortunately for most, they continue on into adulthood mainly because of hormonal imbalances, unhealthy lifestyles, or stress.
If you have skin that gets irritated easily or reddens quickly, whether from the environment, certain care products, or other factors, mostly likely you have sensitive skin.
If you use the right products, you can begin to sooth and strengthen your skin’s natural protective barrier to avoid irritation. The best way to care for sensitive skin is to use a serum specially formulated for your skin type, regular enzyme peels, and gentle facial masks.
Some skin types find that their oil and moisture regulation is impaired, causing the skin to feel slightly to very tight and even become cracked, itchy, or red in certain areas. Since your skin isn’t able to store enough moisture, the natural protective layer is gone; this most often is caused by too much sunlight, extreme care products, or an unhealthy diet.
An impaired skin surface combined with an excessive production of sebum results in larger pores, coarse skin, and a tendency for your T zone to become oily. Since the pores grow larger due to clogging, your skin ends up having a course structure.
If your skin possesses these characteristics, use light creams rather than greasy or oily products. Using pore-refining facial masks once or twice a week will also do wonders.
If your skin has a tendency to be oily, especially in the forehead, nose, and chin area, it means your skins production of sebum (skin oil) is higher. As a result, you end up with a constant sheen which feels oily to the touch and blocked pores which lead to blackheads and other blemishes.
Makeup can cure this temporarily, but a more permanent cure is to use care that gently cleans your pores and has a balancing effect.
Those smooth brown spots you may be finding on your skin are pigment spots caused by too much time in the sun. They can also appear on your décolletage.
The most vital prevention tactic is to use sunscreen; use it every day, even during the winter. If you already have these spots, you can find special products created to reduce the appearance of them, so make a visit to the beauty salon to find one that works for you!
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Chloe Glynne is a skin care consultant with 12 years of personal experience in the industry. She is recognized for her skin care advice in the treatment of skin disorders such as acne and rosacea, unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, puffy eyes, damaged skin, with emphasis on anti-aging.