What Makes Our Skin Look Older?
by Gidon Lev Eli
Curious about the causes of skin aging and how you can combat it?
Getting older is inevitable, but it doesn’t mean that we have to lose our good looks. It’s important to embrace the aging process while taking good care of your skin to keep it healthy. When you take care of your skin properly, you can hold onto your youthful appearance for years to come. Let’s take a look at some of the most common signs of aging skin and how you can combat them right now.
Dryness exaggerates fine lines and wrinkles, which are some of the most obvious signs of aging skin. If you want to combat dryness, you can keep your skin hydrated with a two-prong approach: by using skincare with hydrating ingredients, and by drinking plenty of water. Staying hydrated is good for you inside and out!
If you’ve been washing your skin with harsh cleansers, you could be stripping it of all the natural oils that keep your skin hydrated. If your skin feels tight or dry after cleansing, then your cleanser is too harsh for your skin. Make sure that you are using gentle, hydrating cleansers to keep your skin healthy and looking young.
Nothing ages your skin as much as the sun does! If you have dark spots on your face, they are most likely the result of too much sun exposure without the proper protection. Often you won’t see these dark spots or pigmented lesions appear until you’re in your 30’s, but you need to be taking good care of your skin well before that.
Fortunately, you can protect yourself from harsh UV rays by wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen is essential to your daily skincare routine. No matter what time of year it is, you should always be wearing SPF. You should also lather on the UV ray protection even if you’re not planning on going outside. If it’s too late and you’ve already been exposed, using an anti-inflammatory cream that’s rich in antioxidants may help reverse the signs of sun damage.
Loss of Elasticity
As skin matures, you lose elasticity, which causes your skin to sag. It can happen because you’ve been too exposed to the sun or because you’ve lost fat in your face. One way you can help prevent this is by performing facial exercises, also known as facial yoga. When you make this a daily practice, you will be more likely to hold onto your youthful skin for many years. There are also many skincare products that promise to help with elasticity.
How to Treat the Signs of Aging Skin
If you want to keep your youthful appearance for as long as possible, work on combating these skin problems right now! Even if you’re only in your 20’s, it’s not too early to start anti-aging skin treatments. But even if you’ve already started getting wrinkles and dark spots, there are some steps you can take retroactively to make your skin appear younger. The Harmony XL Pro is one of the most advanced skincare platforms that offers treatment solutions for various indications. Physicians that use it can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, rejuvenate your skin, and maintain an overall youthful appearance.
Having younger-looking skin can be a huge confidence boost. However, some people suffer from skin issues that are more severe than hyperpigmentation or fine wrinkles. These issues include surgical & keloid scars, acne vulgaris, melasma & more. Luckily, the Harmony XL Pro by Alma offers treatments for these issues as well.