Skin Damage, A second chance for sun damaged skin and Healthy Skin Aging
Is your skin older than you are?
It might sound funny, but your skin age ad yor age arent necessarily the same.
Sunlight causes photo damaged to your skin which in turn causes it to age faster than it should. In Australia this often result in 25 years olds looking 35 years. And 35 years looking close to 50.
This is definitely un healthy When you consider skin without excessive sun explosure even in 60 to 80 year age group can be unblemished and only slightly wrinkled.
To see if your skin is older simlpy stand in front of the mirror and lift the inside unexposed part of your arm so its beside your face in the mirror.. If the skin inside your arm is smoother than that on your face, your facial skin is older. But lets not go blamming ourselves. As weve already said, a lot of the facts sourrounding this subject have just recently come to light.
For example, a scientific study of cyclist's in France showed that over a two year period exposed skin could age approximately 10 years.
Because of this and other studies it is now known that most wrinkles, most flabbiness and most, life less skin isnt a result of you growing old; it is a result spending time in unprotected sunlight..
Wow is she thick?Another symptom of exposure to sunlight is the thickening of the skin, the leathery, weather-beaten, elephant hide look. Your skin can thicken all over if your heavily into sunbaking.
However it generrally often appears on the most expose areas such as the chin, lower chicks,and side of the neck.
Where unfortunately it stand out like a sore thumb..
Rosy cheeks aren't always a healthy signs. Rosy cheeks are often the result of red spidery blood vessels. They can show up on the nose and neck too. The problem is called couperose.
It cause by the sunlight destroying the elastic qualities of your capilliary system. The capillary walls became flabby and lose their abily to regain their normal shape.
The blood flow slows down, the blood vessels then spand and become visible on the skin surface.
Repair of photo damaged skin.Basically there are two things you need to do to look your age instead of older, is younger. You have to treat the sun damage.
And at the same time, Protect your skin from further exposure.Treating damage is better than doing nothing, but only a combination of treatment and prevention can create reversal.
The studies show the higher the spf rating , say 15+ Broad Spectrum, the greater the protection collagen and elastin fibres of the skin. They also show that when protected by a SPF 15+ sunscreen not only could further damage be prevented, the repair of photo damaged skin could also occur.
You begin to look younger. Not younger than your real age, But certainly younger than your present condition of skin suggests. However protection cant simply be restricted to when let say your in the beach. 10-20 minutes accumulated sunlight in a day is full is all that is required to cause noticesable damage.
And that time can be made up in just driving at the office and hanging out the washing.
Healthy Aging for your Skin
Healthy aging is a concern for many people. While many are willing to spend thousands of dollars each year on products and treatments to slow the signs of aging, there are many simple changes that you can make in your life right now to allow your skin to age at a healthy rate, rather than prematurely. Choices that you make everyday have a profound effect on your skins ability to age at its natural rate.
One of the easiest things you can do to promote healthy aging for your skin is to use a moisturizer with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or higher. Many people only use a cream or lotion with an SPF during the summer when they are outdoors for an extended period of time. However, sun damage can occur all year long and should be addressed in a daily moisturizer. Dermatologists have found that sun damage is one of the foremost factors in premature aging of the skin. There are many moisturizers that contain an SPF, and promoting healthy aging can be as simple as this.
Your diet also is a key factor in healthy aging. Many people, especially in their 20s, have an active social life that includes cocktail hours and appetizers with friends and coworkers. While there is nothing wrong with this, you should ensure that you are getting proper vitamin intake, and try and limit your alcohol intake. At the very least you should be drinking plenty of water. Healthy aging starts with your diet and exercise. Your skin will show immediate improvement if you pay close attention to your diet and exercise routine.
Smoking is another factor what will prevent healthy aging, not only of the body but skin as well. Smoking promotes premature aging of the skin and has been found to be the major cause of a variety of serious diseases and other health problems. If you smoke, do not hesitate in making an appointment with your doctor. They will help you design a treatment plan to help you stop smoking as soon as possible.
Healthy aging of your skin and body is easy to accomplish, but you must make changes in your lifestyle now that will last you for years to come.
Anti-Aging Skin Care
Exposure to the elements shows on your skin. Beginning with your twenties the impact of elements and aging may lead you to consider an anti-aging skin care regimen.
Fine lines and wrinkles appear on all faces with aging. If you want to minimize the visible effects of aging on your appearance without using cosmetic surgery, Dr Angelo Cuzalina recommends trying an anti-aging skin care regimen similar to something like this to restore a fresh, youthful lookto restore a fresh, youthful look.
It is an inevitable fact your skin will change with aging. These changes can be attributed to a host of culprits including sun exposure, frowning, laughter (we all know about laugh lines) and even biological changes. Biological changes that occur with aging include slower cell regeneration, break down of collagen (which supports elasticity) and fats under the skin (which leads to sagging). There are a number of anti-aging skin care treatments on the market designed to slow the visible effects of aging.
Anti-aging skin care programs need not be about trying to look twenty when you are forty. You have earned those years. At the same time you don’t have to look older than your years either. You can look your best without spending a lot of time or even a lot of money. For starters, make sure that you always wear sunscreen. Sun damage is not only a problem for beach combers. Each time you go outside, even when you are riding in your car, your skin is exposed to harmful rays that can accelerate skin aging. Go for a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 and apply it religiously. You may be surprised to learn after a few weeks that you don’t need that injection after all.
On of the most basic skin care practices you should adopt is simple, keep your face clean. Oil and dirt can accumulate on your face throughout the day and contribute to problems such as outbreaks, dullness and clogged pores. Whether or not you wear makeup you should wash your face before you go to bed each evening. It is also important to wash your face before (if you wear makeup) and after you work out.
As skin ages it does not slough off dead skin cells as readily as it once did. You can speed up the process and earn a healthy glow by exfoliating. Try a gentle treatment and use gentle, upwardly circular motions. For extra help with fine lines consider a product containing retinol. Rentinol has been shown to stimulate the production of collagen. Rinse thoroughly and pat lightly with a clean, dry cloth. Finally, don’t forget the moisturizer, skin dries with aging and the area around your eyes is especially vulnerable. Many skin care products now contain moisturizers, retinol and antioxidants, all powerful anti-aging ingredients.
You probably did not expect to experience acne with aging but, surprise, acne isn’t just for teenagers anymore. More adults are experiencing mild to moderate outbreaks. To minimize outbreaks be sure to get adequate rest each evening, practice stress reduction techniques, and again keep your face clean. Salicylic and glycolic acids, found in many over the counter skin care treatments, can be an additional line of defense against blemishes. Talk with a skin care professional if you don’t realize noticeable results within 4-6 weeks.
While you are taking such great care of your skin don’t forget your throat. It will benefit from the same treatment you give your face. Also, set off your great skin with a dazzling, white smile. Go for natural colored crown and bridge work and try over the counter tooth whitening preparations. If you need a little extra help to keep your smile looking great, talk with your dentist or hygienist about strategies for putting your best face forward.