As the largest organ in the body, the skin takes a beating from internal factors and the outer environment. The classic signs of aging — wrinkles, creases, and overly pigmented skin — typically appear during mid-life, but a growing number of women in their 20s and 30s are experiencing the aforementioned signs.
Too much fun under the sun
Premature skin aging is influenced by a combination of internal and external factors such as hormonal shifts, diet, smoking, and environmental toxins. But prolonged sun exposure is the main culprit in skin aging. Although sun exposure has its benefits, too much time spent outdoors can damage the underlying collagen making the skin appear extremely dry, wrinkled, and scaly.
Signs to look out for
These are some signs of premature aging:
- Crow’s feet (those tiny fine lines on the outermost corners of the eyes)
- Persistent appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes
- Hyperpigmentation problems such as age spots, liver spots, and blotchy skin
- Dull skin tone and leathery skin texture
Personalized premature aging prevention and treatment plan
Whether taking steps to prevent premature aging or to reduce the appearance of existing signs, schedule a personal consultation today by calling 808-949-7568.