Over time, skin loses collagen, moisture, and elasticity; wrinkles form; and it thins out and can become blemished with dark spots. These are just average signs of aging, called “intrinsic aging.” Aging is a natural process and part of life; one we can’t escape. There is, however, another type of aging that we can influence—“extrinsic aging,” or the aging effects caused by environmental factors and lifestyle choices. For example, excessive tanning or time in the sun can dry the skin and smoking can cause wrinkles. These factors help contribute to premature aging signs.
Certain activities and lifestyle choices expedite signs of aging. Taking certain steps can help to balance the skin and slow the signs of extrinsic aging.
It is never too late to start making beneficial choices for the health of your skin and your body. These tips are great for starting to make better choices and counter signs of premature aging. Seeking the assistance of a professional esthetician for skin care advice, products, or facial services can also aid in the care of your skin and helping minimize signs of aging beginning to show.