When First Face Aging Signs Emerge
Unfortunately we can’t escape aging, but we can act on time if we notice our face aging signs sooner.
Dozens of changes take place as the years add up, and some of them are obvious such as:
- Forehead expand as hairlines retreat
- Ears often get a bit longer because the cartilage in them grows
- Tips of noses may droop because connective tissue supporting nasal cartilage is weakening
There are also structural rearrangements you should consider.
When we’re young, facial fat is evenly distributed(in the forehead, temples, cheeks, areas around the eyes and the mouth).
With aging, facial fat loses its volume and shifts downward, so features that were formerly round may sink, and skin that was smoother and tighter earlier is becoming loose and saggy in appearance.
Meanwhile, other parts of the face can gain fat, especially under and around the chin and in the neck.
And of course, not to forget wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyebrows as face aging signs.
They are called expression lines, and are result of facial muscles continually working and eventually creasing the skin.
When it comes to finer wrinkles, those appear due to longer sun exposure, smoking, and natural degeneration of elements of the skin that keep it thick and supple.
Those are the first subtle face aging signs.
Which Are The Most Common Face Aging Signs
As we are starting to age, there are specific face aging signs you can notice such as:
Skin aging is going to happen inevitably, but lifestyle and environmental factors can make you appear older than you already are.
As we enter our 30’s, we begin to see the cumulative impact of sun damage, including sun spots.
Much of the damage that causes sun spots is UV-induced, but hormones can fuel them too.
A great treatment that is very effective for eliminating sunspots is IPL technology (intense pulse light). In this process, a broad spectrum light will correct the sunspots.
The wavelengths will penetrate deep into the skin to stimulate healthy cells, while the skin is rejuvenated and the sun damage is removed.
The ultimate goal of using this technique is to make the skin more even, while decreasing the dark spots on the skin.
Good candidates for this procedure are those with light to medium skin tones that have superficial pigmentation.
2.Super Dry Skin
When you’re a teen you worry about oily skin, but as your skin ages, you may encounter the opposite problem.
Skin’s protective top layer becomes thinner, and can let out precious moisture molecules. Skin dryness can also occur due to prolonged sun exposure, heavy smoking and even stress.
If you want to keep your skin healthy and well hydrated, you should look for moisturizing ingredients like omegas, coconut oil, ceramides and dimethicone.
Even if you use facial masks on a weekly basis, they can keep your skin hydrated, allowing anti-aging components to perform better.
Make this as a weekly habit, and see how your face aging signs are diminishing slowly.
These are fine(sometimes deep) lines around your eyes, and may be the first sign that your skin is starting to age earlier. And if you are a smoker, you surely will get these.
However, as we age, cell renewal begins to slow down. First aid is to boost collagen supplies, which is responsible to fill these lines, giving the skin more plumpness.
Use products containing ingredients like peptides, growth factors and stem cells.
4.Brown Spots (Age Spots)
You may think you’re protecting against sun damage, but the infrared and high energy visible light from your phone can also leave its mark on your face.
Certain wavelength of visible light, specifically blue light, which is emitted from our computers, televisions, tablets, smartphones, and even some indoor light bulbs, can also contribute to spots.
You can always search for the best treatment for age spots on face, and deal with them successfully.
If you are washing your skin too harshly, you may cause skin dryness. That “tight” feeling after washing isn’t a sign of firmness – but dryness.
If your skin feels tight after cleanse, you are actually damaging the skin’s healthy barrier and drying the skin out.
Make sure you always use a cleanser that doesn’t strip skins natural oils. Instead, use gentle, hydrating cleansers that moisturize as they cleanse(Dove beauty bar).
If you’re starting to suddenly notice wrinkles that weren’t there before, remember, you probably have a poor diet according to a study.
Whole foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts contain these important nutrients, and adding them to your diet can protect your skin from the damage that leads to wrinkles.
7.There’s No Skin Glow
As aging, your face loses radiance and can make you look less youthful. And if you want to retain that healthy glow, it is suggested to use retinol you can buy over-the-counter.
Retinoids are heavily researched and proven to boost your skin’s health and appearance.
Vitamin A-based retinoids normalize cell turnover promoting clear, smooth, even-toned, radiant and healthier looking skin.
Just be careful not to use them while pregnant or nursing.
8.You’re Looks Is – Worn Out!
Plus, the bonding of sugar to other molecules, makes proteins stiff, damaged and susceptible to free radicals, which also affects the proteins in your skin.
Collagen and elastin are fibers that keep skin firm and elastic, and are among the most vulnerable proteins in this process.
If you feel like you’ve begun to have melted-down face, it might be because you’re losing fat below your skin.
This layer of fat is very important as it supports the skin, giving youthful appearance. However, as we mature, we lose a lot of volume in this layer.
A recent study, showed that a facial exercise program made middle-aged women’s cheeks appear fuller and more youthful.
Prematurely aging skin may start to look as thin as your grandmother has it.
Having good levels of calcium is critical for keeping the skin firm, because those drop as our skin matures. It is also recommended to use a serum with calcium amino acids and peptides.
Also, adjust your pH using a moisturizer with probiotics, as they restore enzyme activity closer to that of young, healthy skin.
Hardened skin can happen after being too long in a dried-out state. When skin gets dry or is inflamed, it tries to protect and heal itself by piling on extra layers of dead skin cells.
The outermost layer of the skin gets thicker and that makes the skin feel rough.This piling up can also be a symptom of psoriasis, which speeds up the life cycle of skin cells.
12.Flesh-colored Skin Bumps – Milia
These tiny white or flesh-colored bumps called milia, are caused by buildup from sun damage or harsh face products.
Milia are small cysts filled with a protein called keratin, and form as a result of the skin’s localized inability to exfoliate naturally.
These white bumps typically appears on the nose and cheeks.
To address milia, look for products that promote gentle exfoliation and cell turnover, which may contain the ingredients glycolic acid or retinol.
Also, remember to use sunscreen.
Milia are typically associated with some type of damage to the skin, such as:
- blistering due to a skin condition
- blistering injuries, such as poison ivy
- skin resurfacing procedures, such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing
- long-term use of steroid creams
- long-term sun damage
Collagen also affects the fullness of your lips with aging it becomes more visible.
Before you head to correct them with lip fillers, try using a lip product with sunscreen to protect your pout.
Prevention of sun damage is the best thing people can do to reduce any facial aging signs, and of course – lip changes as well as the area around the mouth.
14.Dark and Puffy Eyes
Because the skin around the eyes is very delicate, it’s prone to change and may start to look older with heavy eyelids, puffiness, and darkness underneath.
Often, bags under the eyes means the skin around them is retaining fluid. The starting point will be to cut down on salt and alcohol and get enough sleep.
Use eye creams containing hyaluronic acid, glycerin and vitamin C.
15.Easily Damaging Skin
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, aging skin is more vulnerable to injury, and can be up to four times slower to heal.
Regarding sun exposure- it can accelerate this process.
Thinner and more fragile skin without the fat protective layer underneath can put your skin at risk, and fragile blood vessels can break more easily.
16.Peculiar Brown Spots – Possible Skin Cancer
Skin damage doesn’t just manifest itself in your appearance, as it can also have life-threatening effects.
When skin is exposed to many stressors, its protective and reparative mechanisms are simply over-burdened.
That’s the starting point where you can spot an atypical skin cell such as cancerous cell.
The most important thing you can do to protect your skin against skin cancer, is to wear a broad spectrum of sunscreen every single day.
Don’t mess around with this!
Skin Appearance In Aging Process By Decades
Nearly every woman (and man) can recall when was the first time they’ve spotted a wrinkle on their skin.
While the aging process itself cannot be changed nor stopped, doing facial aesthetic treatments can reverse some of its effects and bring back some of that youthful look you’ve had.
The following charts delineate the signs of aging decade by decade and suggest appropriate corrective actions, according to Skintour.
Eyes: Upper eyelids gradually become hooded. Pouching of lower eyelids become more prominent. Fine wrinkling begins.
Forehead: Trace of frown lines in lower forehead and between eyes appear
Mouth and Lips: Fine wrinkling at outer corners appear
Nose: Tip has not yet begun to droop with age, but shape of nose may suggest cosmetic surgery
Eyes: Upper and lower eyelids begin to sag creating deep-set look and crow’s feet develop
Forehead: Frown lines are deepen and horizontal wrinkles start to develop
Jawline, Mouth and Lips: Vertical lines begin to appear and deepen around lips, while wrinkling becomes more prominent.
Cheeks: Fluid may accumulate in upper cheek area causing pouches to form. Sagging of cheek down and in is starting to appear
Forehead:Horizontal lines are now established and the forehead sags.
Mouth and Lips:Vertical lines begin to appear and deepen around lips, while wrinkling becomes more prominent
Eyes and eyebrows:Eyebrows sag causing eyelids to appear hooded and heavy
Jawline: Jawline sags creating the impression of jowls
Face: Face looses elasticity and the skin sags heavily
Forehead: Forehead lines deepen
Mouth and Lips: Vertical wrinkling appears around lips
Eyes: Eyebrows sag further, and hooded appearance becomes more pronounced
Nose: Tip droops more
Neckline: Neck skin droops in fold and cords develop creating a turkey-gobbler look
Suggested Anti Aging Face Masks
There are so many facial masks to try out depending the skin condition.
Here we will share a couple of them for nourishing and deleting most of the face aging sings you may already have.
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1/2 tablespoon of pomegranate seed oil
- Take a bowl and mix the coconut and pomegranate seed oils
- Apply the mixture to your clean face and neck
- Let it stay on your skin for 1 h and then wash it off
This is mask is very mild and you can use it on a daily basis. It makes the skin firm and reverses skin damage, and it protects the skin from sun tanning and revives it.
Bentonite Clay Face Mask
- 2-3 teaspoons of bentonite clay
- A few drops of rosehip oil
- A few teaspoons of water
- Mix the clay, oil and water in a non-metallic bowl until it forms a paste,and apply it all over your face and neck
- Let it dry for 10-20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water
- Pat dry
You can apply this mask twice a week.
The mask repairs damaged tissues and rejuvenates the skin. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles and fights skin infections.
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 tablespoon of oats
- Smash the avocado in a bowl and add oats to it
- Apply the mask to your face and keep it on for 10-20 minutes
- Then, rinse it off with warm water and pat dry
You can apply this mask 2-3 times a week.
The mask is rich in antioxidants that reduces facial aging signs – sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles.
Banana Face Mask
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon of rose water
- Smash the banana in a bowl and add rose water to it
- Mix it well and apply the mixture to your face and neck
- Let it dry for 15-30 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water
- Pat dry
You can apply this mask every alternate day.
The mask is rich in vitamin E and A that heal the skin and add a glow to it. It eliminates pigmentation and unevenness of skin tone.
Coffee Face Mask
- 1 tablespoon coffee
- 1 teaspoon cocoa
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Take a bowl and mix the coffee and cocoa powder
- Add coconut oil to it to form a paste
- Apply the paste on your face and neck
- Allow it to dry for 15-30 minutes
- Then gently remove it by exfoliating with cold water
- Pat dry
You can use this mask 2-3 times a week.
The mask smoothens the face and reduces the fine lines on it. It clears the skin by removing dead skin cells.
Aloe Vera Face Mask
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera extract
- A few drops of lime juice
- Add the lime juice to the aloe vera extract and mix it well
- Apply it on your face and let it dry for 10 minutes
- Rinse the mask off your face and pat dry
You can apply this mask every day.
The mask is healing and rejuvenating. It prevents collagen damage and works inside out to prevent wrinkles from appearing.
Well, we think this is enough for the time being.
However, we would like to hear your experience by using these facial masks, and tell us which effect they had in erasing all face aging signs from your skin.
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