As we age and start to get wiser, there are certain natural processes that occur in our bodies as part of life and there is not much we can do about it except to watch and complain. As we get older, there are things that happen to our skin both externally (what we see) and internally (what we do not see). And as the years passed by, our skin gets thinner and the underlying fat can also start to diminish. As our skin starts to also lose some of its elasticity, it becomes drier which is also as a result of the production of less essential oils. The other effects of aging are less nerve endings in the skin and the number of sweat glands and blood vessels. These changes result in reducing the skin’s ability to mitigate sun and heat exposure. At this time our skin is more susceptible to sun other ray’s damage.
Sun damage is one of the most common adverse effects to our skin. But long term exposure to UV rays can mean more wrinkles, irregular spots appearing and can even make your skin look leathery and rough. Photo-aging is the term used for sun damaged skin and although there are natural products to mitigate these adverse effects everyone is susceptible over time.
Smoking! This is a habit that definitely affects the look and feel of your skin. This of course is something that you can control, but if you have smoked even for a few years you will see the side effects on your skin. Smokers can have more wrinkles, fine lines and just look older than someone who has never smoked. It’s never too late to quit and so if you are a smoker, you might want to not only be concerned about your health, but also about premature aging.
But as we get older there are some things that we just do not have a lot of control over. As our skin ages it doesn’t shed old skin as quickly and efficiently as it did when we were younger. So that combined with less collagen production, less elastin, the effects of sun and smoke and pollution, we are left with skin that has started to just wear down. And not all skin is made equal – some folks are just naturally more immune to the effects of the sun and indeed the effects of aging. But over time, everyone starts to look older and that’s just nature.
However, there is something that you can do if you are suffering from premature aging. My advice is that you start using anti-aging creams! I know that there are natural ones that have been specially formulated to mitigate all the effects of aging on the skin and they are good because they are made with organic ingredients. The ones that I have tested overtime do not only reduce wrinkles and fine lines, but also rid the skin of age spots, dark under-eye circles, and make the skin start to look young again.
Although, there are many of them out there that are promoted by some unscrupulous elements, just be careful where you source the product from so that you will not fall victim of the fake skin care products that populate the online e-commerce shops arena.