Skin aging is just part of the cycle of life – it’s inevitable. While skin aging is unpreventable, there are way to slow and manage it! Below, we’ll walk you through the biggest skin ageing problems and what causes premature skin aging so you can take steps to delaying skin aging ASAP.

The two key layers of our skin – epidermis and dermis collectively protect the skin from environmental damage (sunlight, bacteria, dust, etc) and maintain the skin’s elasticity and strength. However, over time, they tend to take a beating, leading to irreparable damage a.ka. they age over time. To determine if your skin has started to age is a piece of cake if you look for the following signs:

  • Wrinkles and Fine lines
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Dryness

What Age Do You Start Seeing Signs of Aging?

Surprisingly, 25 is around the time you’ll start noticing the first signs of aging. Fine lines appear first, and over time wrinkles and loss of elasticity become obvious. However, the lesser-known fact is that most signs of ageing are the result of lifestyle decisions made throughout our younger years. Here are 5 main reasons why your skin will start to age from 25 onwards.

Water Intake

Our bodies are 70% water. Due to the insufficiency of this magic potion, the skin suffers deeply. If your body hasn’t been hydrated enough through your life, the skin becomes prone to earlier signs of ageing, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Sun Exposure

No matter where you live – be it the Alps or the Sahara, your body is exposed to the sun on a daily basis. Believe it or not, UV radiation makes for one of the most harmful environmental stressors for skin.

And yes, your body needs all that Vitamin D, but a little prepping would really help. (Read on)

Nutrition

You really are what you eat. Science and subsequent researches have demonstrated an undeniable link between eating healthy and looking healthy.

Stress Levels

There are a million reasons to be stressed about. A new job, a new house, a taxing relationship, or nearing examinations often throw our lives and routines for a toss.

In addition, the stress hormone cortisol is said to breakdown collagen in our skins. With time, your skin cells might find it harder to reproduce all that collagen and elastin. Result? Ageing skin.

Sleeping Patterns

AM or PM, the skin never rests. Our growth hormones focus on repairing damaged skin cells while we’re sleeping at night. If we don’t sleep well, our team of hormones does not get enough time to fix the damaged cells.

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