The Causes of Facial Ageing
Our skin is the body’s largest organ and where we visually notice the first signs of ageing. While there are a number of common causes, each person’s individual lifestyle, genetics, health condition, and environmental exposure will determine the rate of visual ageing.
The most significant culprit for the majority of people is the environment. Extensive exposure to the sun’s UV (Ultra-Violent) rays robs your skin of its natural oils and collagen resources. Collagen is essential in keeping your skin hydrated, supple, smooth, and firm. The lack of collagen reduces the skin’s elasticity and that allows the skin to begin forming fine lines around the eyes and mouth, wrinkles across the forehead and the cheek areas, and loosened skin around the nose area, the jawline, and the neck. Nature’s cool breezes may feel good, but at the same time those winds are drying out your skin’s protective outer layer. Dry, flaky, and itchy skin are typical signs of outdoor skin damage.
Protection is Paramount
In the past, most people wore hats when they went outdoors to protect their faces, necks, and ears from the sunlight. Whether it was due to fashion styles or for convenience, people gave up wearing hats. But, people began paying the price for doing without that protection as their skin began to dry out and age, way before their chronological years would normally have started to age. You may have noticed the leathery look on the arms and faces of people who work outdoors like farmers, fishermen, and construction workers. Damaged skin is also a common threat to athletes who spend a lot of time outdoors like runners, swimmers, bikers, and hikers.
As we grow older, we will naturally show signs of ageing. Again, each person’s ageing signs will depend on their individual situation. In addition to damage from the environmental free radicals, lack of sleep, stress, cleansing with plain soap, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking can prematurely age the outer layer of our skin. The skin will start to look paler as we lose pigmentation, the colouring in our complexions. Individuals with light or fair skin tones tend to show signs of facial ageing before those who have darker complexions. The loss of our facial colouring will then highlight minor imperfections such as brown and red spots.
But, somewhere along the line, generally beginning in a person’s 20s or 30s, the skin’s layers do begin to thin out. We never lose our skin layers, but they lose the ability to replenish their cells with the essential collagen and oils needed to maintain a youthful appearance and glow. The thinner the layers become, the paler our skin becomes, and the more susceptible our faces are to form wrinkles. As we age, we also lose some of our facial muscle tone and that allows gravity to form sagging skin, loose jowls, and double chins. Depending on your genetic makeup, thinner skin layers can result in larger pores where soap, dry skin, and dirt can get trapped.
Now that you see how personal habits, hereditary genes, and the environment can all play a role in what is ageing you, we’ll look at the flip side of the ageing coin.
How to Delay the Signs of Ageing
Here are a few simple measures that you can use to retain, or recapture, the best all over body and facial complexion possible.
- Wear weather appropriate clothing when going outdoors that will cover your arms, legs, and head. Of course you’ll cover up when it’s cold outside, but this also means to wear lightweight, long sleeves and full length pants in the warmer weather. If this is uncomfortable, then protect your skin against free radical damage from UV rays and winds by applying Nerium Age Defying Daytime skin care cream on your bare arms and legs. In addition to helping your skin deflect environmental harm, your skin will remain hydrated, smooth, and wrinkle free. The scientifically formulated natural ingredients in Nerium are specifically blended to retain and renew your skin’s essential collagen so that you will not experience dry, flaky, or itchy skin.
- While you’ve heard this a million times, it remains vitally true that you need to drink plenty of water. The one major component within every tissue in your body is water. If you become dehydrated, every bodily cell is negatively affected. Want to know where you’ll see the signs of dehydration first? Yes, you guessed it; your skin. Proper water levels help your skin to stay supple and firm. Water may be your first line defense in an anti-ageing program. But you also need to support that water level with the application of Nerium’s top quality skin care day and night creams.
- Begin a good skin care regiment that will enable you to maintain, or recapture, a youthful appearance. This starts by eliminating the use of regular soap on your face. Yes, you might have a clean face, but the soap tends to rob your face of its protective natural collagen. A good facial cleanser will gently clean and exfoliate your skin. The cleanser leaves your face clean, but does not strip your face of essential elasticity within the cells. A clean face is a prerequisite before applying Nerium Age Defying Day and Night time skin care products.