Just as we age over the years, so does our skin. We can’t change the aging process, but we do have some control over how our skin ages. Things you do in your everyday life have an effect on your skin.
Factors that can affect how your skin ages:
- Lack of sleep
- Overexposure to sun
Lifestyle and environmental choices can cause your skin to age in specific ways, and some skin changes that come with age include skin becoming rougher, more transparent, looser, and easily bruised. Skin can also wrinkle and become spotted from exposure to the sun or pollution.
If you have signs of premature skin aging, you can still make lifestyle changes. Protect your skin from the sun every day (even if you’re not at the beach), stop smoking, eat a well-balanced diet, and create a regular routine for washing your face twice a day.
Dermatologists can offer treatments for aging skin that include procedures for smoothing and tightening skin. For early signs of aging, retinoids and vitamin C treatments may work, while chemical peels, laser resurfacing, or dermabrasion can help for moderate to severe damage. Surgeries are available, like facelifts, brow lifts, or cosmetic surgery.