26th November 2019

Just How Well Are You Ageing?

Last Modified: July 30, 2022

The Effects of Ageing on Skin

If you've noticed a change in your appearance, you might be alarmed. The beginning signs of crows feet or forehead wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process.

While they may have you clamouring for the nearest bottle of anti-ageing cream, ageing skin is avoidable if handled properly. If you aren't ready to look older than your actual age, read on.

We'll reveal the effects of ageing on the skin and the methods you can use to make each birthday as beautiful as the one before.

The Sun is Not Your Friend

SPF may not be the sexiest item in your skincare routine. Sun protection may, however, be one of the most important parts of your anti-ageing regimen.

UVA and UVB rays can cause major damage just below the surface of the skin. Over time, this damage stacks up and you'll be faced with ageing skin and sunspots.

Because the effects of sun damage don't show up overnight, it can be tempting to skip the sunblock and opt for a beach towel in the sun. Dermatologists agree, however, that sun exposure is one of the leading contributors to the ageing process.

Wrinkles, Botox, and More

Wrinkles may be one of the most noticeable symptoms of ageing skin. Fortunately, there are treatments available to prevent their appearance and diminish the ones that have already occurred.

Treatments like Botox and Dysport aid in relaxing the facial muscles and can create a much smoother appearance in the skin. These treatments can also offer preventative effects. Smaller doses can also be used to prevent the formation of wrinkles from occurring.

Another benefit of preventative botox? You won't have to worry about explaining drastic changes that occur overnight. By beginning a preventative maintenance plan, you can tackle new issues as they occur.

Risk Factors

Not all skin is created equally in the ageing process. Understanding the risk factors for ageing skin can help you stay ahead of the curve.

If you have dry skin, you may have been lucky enough to avoid embarrassing breakouts in your teen years. As time wears on, however, lower oil production in the face can lead to premature ageing.

If you smoke cigarettes, there may be additional skincare concerns you'll want to address before it's too late. Quitting the habit is always a good idea.

As always, knowledge is power. Know what your skin is prone to and you'll have an upper hand on the ageing process.

Ageing Beautifully

Don't recognise the person you see in the mirror? Don't stress. Ageing is a natural part of life.

Preventative methods can help you avoid future skin concerns, so finding your personal skin guru is always a good move. If you are looking to turn back the hands of time, talk to a skin care professional that you trust about treatments available to help.

Your face is the first thing a person notices about you, so feeling your best is never a bad investment. With proper attention and care, you can love the skin you're in for decades to come.

Want to Learn More?

Getting older is unavoidable but the ageing process is optional. If you're ready to learn more about what you can do to improve your skin's appearance, visit our website.

We offer lots of information about preventative measures to keep your skin healthy and cutting edge treatments that will have you feeling like a kid again.

Post Reviewed by: Dr Baldeep Farmah
Medically Reviewed on: 26th November 2019
Dr Baldeep Farmah is the Medical Director and lead Doctor of Dr Aesthetica, a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

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