Why your Skin is Aging and What you can do About it
Some of the top concerns reported by adults have to do with the appearance of her skin as they reach middle age. It is at this time when the cumulative damage that has occurred over several decades becomes obvious. Here, we will explore just a few of the factors at play in aging skin, and some tips for preserving beauty and confidence.
At this point, a number of studies indicate that a golden tan is a golden ticket to premature aging. UV exposure even in small amounts, breaks down the subcutaneous tissues that support smooth, youthful skin. When you double this with the rapid decline in collagen production that occurs after the age of 30, you begin to realize the downside to tanning.
The fact of the matter is, we are all going to laugh. We are all going to cry. We are going to frown when angry or when concentrating heavily. Each of these expressions requires the movement of specific muscles. In time, the wrinkles that used to be dynamic, meaning they would disappear when we rested facial muscles, become permanently affixed around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
Give your Skin a Lift
There are several ways to pamper your skin and not all of them require surgery.
Prevent additional cumulative damage from UV exposure by applying moisturizer with SPF 30 during your daily routine. On days when you plan to venture out into the sun for more than a few minutes, apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater. The term broad-spectrum is important because it indicates protection from UVA rays as well as UVB light.
Care for your skin with quality ingredients. Whether you choose to rejuvenate your skin with a procedure such as a brow lift or facelift, or your goal is to slow the progression of aging, you do your skin a favor by applying very specific ingredients and quality products. These include antioxidants such as vitamin C and coffeeberry, which combat environmental damage. Also, the penetration of all other ingredients and skin care products is aided by some type of alphahydroxy acid, such as glycolic acid.
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