Are you ageing earlier than expected? The term is known as ‘premature ageing’, where your skin starts sagging, you get fine lines and wrinkles. As it is impossible to stop ageing completely but you can reduce premature ageing.
Multiple factors can cause our skin to age earlier than it should. Here’s our guide for you to determine why you have been showing an early sign of aging.
Reason: Smoking & Sugar
Sign: Fine lines around the mouth, deeper forehead wrinkles, skin discoloration
We all know that sugar and smoking in excess are not good for our health. The effect of these unhealthy foods can leave permanent marks on the skin. Rather than smoking switch to nicotine patches and avoid sugary drinks or chocolates.
Reason: Sun Exposure
Sign: Skin appears too thin and wrinkles develop
Protection from the sun is really necessary. Make sure to apply sunscreen to exposed skin, even at home. You can also wear sun-protective clothes like a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and accessories like a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.
Sign: The skin elasticity reduces thereby developing facial wrinkles
Higher stress levels can lead to ageing faster. It is suggested to meditate every morning, this will reduce the overall stress level hence decreasing the ageing process.
Reason: Lack of Sleep
Sign: Fine lines around the eyes and sagging skin
Inadequate sleep is directly related to premature ageing as it can reduce the health of the skin and accelerate the process of ageing. It is recommended, especially to women, to sleep at least 7-8 hours a day for their body to recover properly.
Sign: Collagen depreciation and fine lines
The air we breathe can age us too. It is said that the air contains harmful particles that are often released from factories. Dermatologists suggest to double cleanse every day, this will remove the dirt and any harmful particles.