Emerging wrinkles and sagging skin are the major visible signs of aging. Changes in skin (epidermis, dermis, sweat glands, hair follicles, blood vessels and fat), are also due to environmental factors (like sun exposure), genetic makeup, nutritional food, lifestyle, including physical work-outs,
Due to aging, the outer skin (epidermis) thins, but the number of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decreases, while the remaining melanocytes increase in size. Aging skin thus appears thinner, more pale, and clear (translucent), and begins to show pigmented spots, liver spots especially in sun-exposed areas.
Changes in the connective tissue reduce the skin's strength and elasticity, leading to leathery, weather-beaten appearance more among those spending time outdoors. The blood vessels of the dermis become more fragile. Sebaceous glands produce less oil as you age. Men experience a minimal decrease, usually after the age of 80. Women gradually produce less oil beginning after menopause. This can make it harder to keep the skin moist, resulting in dryness and itchiness, and growth of skin tags, warts and other blemishes appear more commonly among older people.
The appearance of the face and neck typically changes with age. Loss of muscle tone and thinning skin gives the face a flabby or drooping appearance. In some people, sagging jowls may create the look of a “double chin.”
Your skin also dries out and loses the underlying layer of fat so that your face no longer has a plump smooth surface. To some extent, wrinkles cannot be avoided. However, sun exposure and smoking speed up their development, thereby increasing the number and size of blotches and dark spots on the face.
HOW TO MAINTAIN SKIN ELASTICITY
Avoid exposure to sun by : (a) using good quality sunscreen when outdoors, even in winter, and (b) protective clothing, hat, as necessary.
Good nutritional food and drinks, with adequate fluids are essential.
Keep skin moist with lotions and other moisturizers. Do not use soaps that are heavily perfumed and contain sulfate. Moist skin is more comfortable and will heal any damage quickly.
Regular physical work-out is essential to maintain healthy blood circulation to all parts of body.
Apply good anti-aging serum, moisturizer after cleansing and toning the facial skin. We would advise quality products likeRejuvenating and Radiant formulations of Herbally Radiant that contain amazingly effective plant-based ingredients and special essential oils to transform skin into beautiful healthy form.