Not all of us are blessed with youthful looks as we get older, but for some of us the visible signs of aging can start early. Premature aging comes down to both genetics and lifestyle, so you should try to come up with a plan of attack once your appearance starts to change. Although there’s nothing you can do to fight the natural aging process, there are plenty of tips and tricks that will help you slow down the process. Here are the five most common signs of early aging and how to combat them.
Crow’s feet are one of the first signs of aging to appear, often as early as our 20s. While some people embrace them as “smile lines” others can be bothered by their appearance and want to remove them completely. Luckily, it’s relatively easy to stop crow’s feet in their tracks: firstly, you will need a good pair of sunglasses to stop you squinting in the sun and exaggerating the lines, and secondly, you should use a retinal product to rejuvenate wrinkled skin around the eyes. Regular use of an antioxidant eye cream can also help to reverse existing damage.
Hair loss is an unfortunate but inevitable side effect of aging, but for some of us, it starts as early as our late teens or twenties. Premature hair loss can be a real confidence killer, but you don’t have to put up with it. Follicular Unit Extraction is a modern, innovative hair technique that can restore a full head of hair – also known as a hair transplant. It is a minor procedure that’s performed under local anesthetic and one that yields impressive and lasting results. You can learn more about the FUE hair transplant procedure online.
Lounging in the sun during your youth might have been fun, but as you get older, your skin starts to pay the price. UV-damaged cells eventually reach the skin’s surface, resulting in subtle brown spots that can undermine your confidence. Rest assured that these sunspots aren’t particularly noticeable to anyone but you, but if you want to reduce their appearance you can use a product with hydroquinone as part of your daily skin routine. To prevent further damage, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays.
The early appearance of fine lines can be unsettling, but wrinkles are a natural part of aging, and one that a coat of moisturizer can help to smooth out. The first thing you should do is to change your makeup, as the wrong formulas can emphasize fine lines. Ditch the powder and use a cream fountain to help increase your skin’s moisture. You can also use an at-home glycolic acid peel to slough away patchy sells and smooth out the skin.
Once the production of collagen and elastin slows down in our late 20s, skin begins to look less taut, typically around the jaw and cheeks. To pump these compounds back up, you can use products with niacinamide and peptides. These are antioxidants, so they should help strengthen the skin. If you want more immediate results, ask your dermatologist to recommend a skin-tightening treatment.