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​How Does Skin Change with Age & How to Keep Skin From Aging?

Posted by Porcelana Staff on

Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or beyond, you've probably wondered how to keep skin from aging. You've also probably noticed your skin looking a little bit different with each passing decade. The natural process of aging takes its toll on the human body, mind, and organs in many ways. And since the skin is the body’s largest organ and the most outwardly visible one, this is the most noticeable indicator of how many birthdays you've celebrated. Assessing how to keep skin from aging is easier if you can identify the major culprits. Here, we have identified key factors that play a major role in the youthful look of skin.

How to Keep Skin from Aging: Key Factors

Loss of Elasticity

One of the most common signs of skin aging is a loss of elasticity. Skin loses elastin and collagen over time, causing skin to hang more loosely on the body. Some non-surgical remedies to boost elasticity include astringents, facial exercises and massages, natural oils, and simply drinking more water.

Thinning Skin

Our skin also becomes thinner as we age, especially the epidermis, which is the surface layer of skin. Thin skin is typically also fragile skin, which is caused by a flattening of the place where the dermis and the epidermis meet. Thinning blood vessel walls also cause aging skin to bruise more easily.

Wrinkles

There’s nothing “fine” about fine lines when you want to look as young as you feel! Wrinkles can be caused by everything from facial expressions to sleep positions and even simple gravity. The most common places that we see wrinkles are the cheeks, eyelids, jaw, and corners of the eyes. Avoiding overexposure to the sun and smoking can help reduce wrinkles.

Larger Pores

As we age, the pores on our skin also become larger and more noticeable. This detracts from an otherwise smooth skin tone and causes makeup to look unbalanced. Not only does Porcelana Daily Tone Brightening include anti-aging and conditioning ingredients, but also sunscreen with SPF 15 to keep your skin protected every time you go outside.

Brown Spots on Face: Aging’s Telltale Signs

One of the telltale signs of aging are the prevalence of brown spots on face. In fact, brown spots don’t just form on the face they are also visible on the décolletage and hands. Decades-old sun damage doesn’t usually manifest itself until later in life. Hence, the sun damage that you experienced as a child while playing outside for hours sans sunscreen, shows up as brown spots on face only after your 20s. Aging’s telltale signs also manifest themselves in dark circles, dry skin and liver spots.

Dry, Itchy Skin

Aging skin tends to become rough, dry, and even scaly. Some common dry skin areas include the elbows, forearms, feet, and lower legs. This condition is worsened by dehydration, smoking, sun exposure, low humidity environments, and stress. Swapping out harsh, drying beauty products for gentle, moisturizing ones can make a huge difference in daily dryness.

Dark Circles

Even if you’re getting seven or eight hours of sleep most nights, dark spots tend to creep up around underneath the eyes as we age. To look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed no matter how many hours of sleep you got, try Porcelana Dark Circle Treatment to brighten the under-eye area, reduce puffiness, and firm the skin.

Liver Spots

If you’ve started to notice brown spots on your face, arms, or hands, you might be developing liver spots, also known as age spots. These are flat, brown spots most commonly caused by years of sun exposure. One of the best treatments for liver spots is Porcelana Dark Spot Corrector , which is an antioxidant-rich skin lightening cream with sunscreen.