Aging Skin: Do You Look Older Than You Should?

Do you ever feel like you are dozens of years older than you really are? It is common and natural, especially if you are in a bad mood or if you are overstressed at work. That can be fixed with a weekend away, some fun, and some sleep. However, what can you do if you look older than you are? It can be funny at first, when you are 16 or 18, but as you get older it starts bothering you. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could somehow rejuvenate your appearance?

Large pores

Clogged pores can cause outbreaks and destroy the beautiful smoothness of your skin. However, sun damage and accumulated oil in skin can also cause pores to be more prominent and noticeable, making your skin look up to five years older than it really is. To avoid this, you should clean your skin regularly, hydrate it, and apply masks and serums which will restore skin’s glow. Try egg mask or citrus mask, depending on your skin type, and see for yourself how much better your pores will look.

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Dryness and roughness

One of the main reasons you get dry and rough skin is sun exposure. You try to get that beautiful sun-kissed tan, but after years of chasing that ideal, you will get dry, damaged skin. What can you do to stop this? It’s super easy – get sun protection and always buy makeup which has SPF. Also, before you go to bed, hydrate your skin with nice cream and serum, or apply a DIY mask of hones and turmeric for the best results.

Wrinkles and sagging skin

Sadly, this is something that cannot be fixed naturally; you will have to ask an expert to help you. Sagging skin and winkles are result of the loss of collagen in skin, and your body cannot naturally produce it anymore. You can try with dermal fillers (these will boost collagen production for a while) or you can opt for removing wrinkles and sagging skin once and for all. Surgeons from International Centre for Cosmetic Medicine(ICCM) state that facelift is the ‘gold standard’ of anti-aging procedures, while those who don’t want to undergo the procedure choose botox injections instead.

Hyperpigmentation

To have some areas on your skin which are patchy or discoloured is not a pleasant thing. You can try covering those patches with makeup, but you are going to need a lot of it as the time passes. You can talk to your dermatologist and see what they advise you to do, and in the meantime try lemon, turmeric, and Aloe Vera gel. These natural remedies can help with the discoloration.

Yes, looking older and more mature can maybe get you some points at first, while you’re a teenager but it can give you headaches when you reach your thirties. This is why you should take good care of your skin and do whatever you can to keep it hydrated, clean, and smooth. You will be grateful later you were so careful while you were younger.

This post was contributed by Kelly Brook, a fashion and healthy lifestyle writer, and a regular contributor to High Style Life. She focuses her work on inspiring others to develop lifestyles that nurture their individuality so they can follow their dreams and have a fulfilled life.

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