Halloween is just around the corner, but that’s no excuse for spooky-looking skin. When it comes to skin aging prevention, many people don’t realize these key signs of aging until it’s too late. Here are some tips to help you understand the skin aging process and how you can combat the effects:
If your skin looks a little spotty, it’s most likely due to sun damage. One of the most prominent signs of aging is dark spots and freckles on the skin that likely came from too much sun exposure as a child or teen. This is why sunscreen is so crucial when it comes to skin aging prevention. If you notice any alarming moles, lesions, or sores, make sure to speak to your doctor.
When it comes to signs of aging, a very common one people experience are more noticeable-looking veins, which can occur anywhere on the body. Spider veins, also known as varicose veins, may be an indicator of a problem with your blood flow. If they occur on your face, they could be a symptom of rosacea or excessive straining of your facial muscles.
If you have dark circles, the aging process may make them more visible. As you get older, the skin on your under-eye area becomes thinner and saggier, making your dark circles more prominent. If your under-eyes tend to be puffy and baggy, this will be more noticeable as well. Make sure to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated so as not to exacerbate this problem.
Your skin has less moisture as you age, which is why having a sallow, dull complexion is another one of the many signs of aging. Keeping your skin hydrated and also nourished with an emollient moisturizer is one of the most important steps in skin aging prevention. It is especially helpful if you live in an area with dry weather.
Many people don’t know this, but the hormonal changes associated with menopause can cause your skin to experience extreme flushing, similar to what happens to those with rosacea. If you do have rosacea, the symptoms can worsen with age, so speak to your dermatologist about treatments. Our professionals here at Miami Center for Dermatology can help you treat rosacea.
With less moisture in the skin comes more dry flakes. Drier skin is almost inevitable when it comes to the aging process. However, if you experience abnormally dry skin which moisturizer can’t fix, then you might have a skin condition. Eczema, for example, causes dry, itchy, cracked skin and is chronic, but still treatable.
Because your skin becomes weaker as you age, it won’t heal from injuries or wounds as quickly as it used to. Additionally, as you get older, you may notice your skin has a tendency to bruise, and those bruises will take longer to heal.
The appearance of sunken cheeks is a result of bone loss, a natural sign of aging. It’s not just your cheeks that will look more hollow, but your temples will look more prominent, and your lips will become thinner. However, factors like smoking, excessive weight loss, and poor nutrition will increase bone loss. Your skin aging prevention regime should involve eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
Psoriatic arthritis is a common skin condition that appears like a scaly red or silvery rash. Those who suffer from this condition tend to have symptoms around their belly button, face, or scalp. As you age, your psoriasis may change, so you might need to treat it differently than you’re you have in the past.
This condition isn’t usually a sign of aging, but it could be a symptom of allergies or eczema. Many adults who experience eczema have irritation, dryness, and rashes on their eyelids. In order to determine the cause, talk to your dermatologist about what products you’re using. Many products can aggravate this condition. You doctor can also determine a treatment plan.
At the Miami Center for Dermatology, we want to help you look and feel your best during all phases of your life. For more information on skin aging prevention, visit our office and request an appointment today!