Signs of Aging:

 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are two types of aging: internal and external. The first, also called natural aging process begins around 25 years. The skin loses collagen and elastin. While the process begins at this age, the signs on the face are observed several years later. External aging, in turn, is caused by environmental factors that accelerate the aging process.

 

The seven signs of aging are:

 

  • Wrinkles and expression lines: The severity of skin wrinkles varies with factors such as sun exposure, tobacco use and/or genetic inheritance. Expression lines, on the other hand, are the result of repetitive actions, and are more visible around the mouth and eyes.

  • Uneven skin texture: With the passage of time the skin thins, becomes more fragile, gradually losing its elasticity and uniform appearance.

  • Uneven pigmentation: Aging decreases production of natural skin pigment, melanin.

  • Lack of luminosity: Significant loss of brightness in the skin of the face is mainly due to decreased hormone activity in women after 40 years.

  • Visible pores: Pores are the opening where the hair grows out. Each hair has a sebaceous gland that produces sebum to lubricate the skin.. After 40, the pores become more visible on the face, which has a negative aesthetic impact on women.

  • Age spots: Dark spots on the skin following sun exposure appear. This is called photoaging.

  • Dryness and tightness of the skin: The skin gets dehydrated and becomes dry and rough. The softness of the skin is directly related to moisture. To protect the skin from water loss, sebaceous glands produce an oily substance called sebum. As we age, this production decreases, and this added environmental conditions, cause the skin to lose water and become more dry and tight.