What Makes Us Look Older?
Many things contribute to our aging appearance, including poor eating habits, alcohol consumption, and, of course, sun exposure, which produces significant changes in our skin. Visit Amcare Clinic for Med Spa treatments to get a younger-looking skin. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in De Queen, AR, and Broken Bow, OK.
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It can start to feel impossible to prevent the looming appearance of ageing, and while ageing is entirely natural and something that we all go through, there are some ways to make sure that you can keep your skin looking young and healthy for longer. The most influential tips for maintaining that youthful complexion have more to do with your habits and self-care, making it easy to include small steps into your daily life to slow down the visible ageing process.
There are a multitude of daily factors that have a significant impact on the health of our skin and the rate at which we appear to be ageing. Generally taking care of your health and body will translate to younger-looking skin. Activities such as drinking, not exercising or eating healthily, smoking, and not staying hydrated will all often cause us to look older than our age. Our faces are typically the first things people see, and the skin on our faces will be one of the first areas to show signs of ageing.
Our faces can appear to age with the development of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, sagging, age spots, and discoloration or even textures. As we age, our facial skin starts to thin and produce collagen more slowly, causing the appearance of sagging and often making the bones appear more prominent. Doing activities such as drinking more than a recommended amount of alcohol, smoking cigarettes, exposing your skin to harmful UV rays, having a poor sleeping position, or not getting enough sleep, in general, can all have a significant impact on how quickly you appear to be aging as they cause dehydration in the skin or premature wrinkles. These are just a few of the factors that notably make a huge difference in your complexion, but they all come down to general self-care and reflect how you are taking care of your skin and body as a whole.
While there is no exact timeline for when the appearance of ageing starts to progress, most people will start to notice the most substantial changes closer to their 40s and 50s, though this is dependent on their lifestyles and habits. It is not uncommon to start noticing changes in your appearance due to ageing while in your mid to late 30s. Around these ages, more noticeable fine lines or wrinkles can start appearing, potentially alongside some sagging of the skin and the development of age spots. These changes will likely be developing gradually, just becoming more noticeable over time. When we are around 25 years old, the production of collagen in our skin slows down immensely, so the rate at which our skin appears to be ageing after that relies more on our habits and lifestyle.
The 7 signs of ageing all have to do with the texture and tone of the facial skin and if it appears to be more even. The first sign of ageing is fine lines and wrinkles, which appear on the face most commonly as frown lines, smile lines, and crow’s feet. Moisture levels have a lot to do with the “glowiness” that the skin appears to have, referring to the dullness developed in the complexion as we age caused by the lower levels of moisture that are retained in our skin. The duller the skin, the more we appear to have aged, making dullness and lack of moisture a couple of the common signs of ageing. Our skin tone can become less even with age caused by the development of age spots, small spots of melanin that appear to have clumped together, causing us to appear older. Two of the signs of ageing are uneven skin tone and blotchiness, or age spots, making it clear that these are very common tell-tale signs of ageing as well. Lastly, skin texture will also make a significant impact on how we appear to be ageing, as it strays from being “baby-bum” smooth. Many people will develop more visibility for their pores as well, adding to the textural imperfection and finalising our list of 7 main signs of ageing.
The simplest and easiest way to prevent premature ageing in the facial skin is to make sure that you are taking proper care of your skin and body in general. Avoiding smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption, and protecting your skin through a strong enough SPF or proper coverage from harmful UV rays will make a massive difference in the health and appearance of your skin. As well, it is recommended that you stay hydrated to compensate for the moisture that your skin loses as you age, sleep in a position that does not cause your skin to crease or sag from gravity if possible, and maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen, you can avoid further premature ageing. Stress is a huge factor in causing ageing too, so try to avoid unnecessary stress wherever possible.
For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in De Queen, AR, and Broken Bow, OK. We serve patients from De Queen AR, Broken Bow, OK, Garvin OK, Eagle Town AR, Mineral Gilham AR, Idabel OK, Eagle town Golden OK, Hochatown OK, At Wood AR, Lockesburg AR, Horatio AR, and surrounding areas.
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