The process of aging is inevitable and is something that cannot be stopped. As the years pass the fine lines and the wrinkles start to appear and we can’t cover of hide them. The first signs of aging usually begin to appear around the age of 25, because the processes in the skin slow down and its structure becomes weaker. Substances that make the skin tight and smooth begin to disappear. We already know that 30% of how we age is genetically determined which means that how our skin will look over time depends mainly of how we take care of it. But did you know that there are external factors that contribute to premature aging? Today, we will reveal them to you.
Smoking can harm your health in many ways, and it can also speed up the normal aging process of the skin, contributing to wrinkles. The nicotine in cigarettes causes the narrowing of the blood vessels in your body that damages the blood flow to the skin. And with less blood flow your skin doesn’t get enough oxygen and other important nutrients such as vitamin A. But that’s not all, more than 4000 chemicals contained in the tobacco smoke also damage collagen and elastin, which give your skin elasticity and strength.
- Sun exposure
The sun plays major role in prematurely aging our skin, just because of that your skin needs protection. Applying sunscreen every day to the parts of the skin that are not covered by clothing is a must for youthful and radiant skin.
- Dry skin
Dry skin is unable to protect itself from the environment and can’t repair itself. Because of that, people with dry skin are more prone to premature aging. But don’t worry, increased moisture in your skin can protect you from the environment and will prevent the early appearance of wrinkles on your face.