What Makes Us Look Older Q&A
Do you have wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, sagging skin, or droopy eyelids? Bergen Premier Aesthetics raises awareness about the factors that cause us to appear older. To learn more about it, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 235 Old River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020.
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Our lifestyles determine how quickly our skin will age, and how old we appear to others. To prevent premature aging, it is vital to be aware of how your day to day life and routine impacts the overall health and appearance of your skin. If you have concerns regarding the pace at which your skin is aging, consider meeting with a skincare professional to learn how you can prevent aging and to maintain the health of your skin.
There are many factors that can influence how quickly we appear to be aging and it essentially comes down to how well we take care of our bodies in general, but more specifically our skin. The general factors that can affect how quickly we appear to age include our diets and level of exercise. Just living a generally healthy lifestyle by eating healthier foods more regularly, drinking plenty of water, and exercising frequently do make a substantial difference in both how we feel and how we look. The quality of sleep you get as well as the position in which you sleep plays a role as well; if you’re able to get 7-8 hours of sleep as recommended regularly, and avoid sleeping on your stomach, you are also likely to look younger. A good skin care routine will also help to maintain hydration which also reduces the look of fine lines, and ensures the skin is properly cleansed to further ensure the skin looks young and refreshed. Being a regular smoker can also cause the skin to age. The number one way to avoid developing wrinkles or age spots on the face and body is to properly protect your skin whenever going out into the sun, whether that means wearing strong enough SPF sunscreen or wearing UV blocking clothing as protection.
Wrinkles are the most commonly known cause of making a face appear older, but it also includes the lessening of fat under the skin, making the skin look thinner and often more saggy, as well as perhaps age spots or dark circles under the eyes that all influence how your face appears. Sun damage, smoking, and lack of moisture can all be the cause of wrinkling. Getting enough sleep each night and using the right products on your face for your skin, as well as staying as stress free as possible will all also influence how tired you look, which can affect how aged you look.
The most noticeable changes in how old we look start to occur often closer to our 40s and 50s. Of course, everyone will have a slightly different timeline dependent on lifestyle and health; many people will notice that they have started to drastically age even as early as their mid to late 30s. The first few signs of aging include losing fat under the skin, making it look thinner and often a bit droopier than it once was, the development of smile lines and frown lines, as well as other wrinkles in general. Many people with a fairer complexion may develop age spots as well.
There are facial indicators often referred to as the 7 signs of aging for which are commonly known as the primary reasons we start to appear to age, all of which are natural and happen eventually to almost everyone. The first and most evident sign of aging is the development of fine lines and wrinkles. These are the most common ones that we like to prevent or get rid of as they are often used as an indicator for age. The other signs consist of the dullness and unevenness of the skin, if the skin appears to be dry or dehydrated, the appearance of age spots or any blotchiness, a rougher texture to the skin, and the visibility of pores.
One of the most effective ways to prevent the face from aging is to ensure your skin is protected from the harmful UV rays whenever you go outside either with sunscreen containing an SPF of at least 30, or with UV blocking clothing. Tanning either just out in the sun or through a tanning bed drastically ages skin prematurely. Smoking regularly is also a very quick way to prematurely age your skin. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise, drinking plenty of water and limiting alcohol consumption will all help to prevent your face from aging prematurely. As well, it is recommended that everyone have a regular skincare routine with good quality products that are cleansing and moisturizing to ensure that your skin stays looking young, fresh, and supple for as long as possible. It is important that your skin is well hydrated and properly cleansed at least daily to maintain a healthy-looking complexion.
Visit Bergen Premier Aesthetics for younger-looking skin. Contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 235 Old River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020. We serve patients from Edgewater NJ, Fort Lee NJ, North Bergen NJ, Cliffside Park NJ, Weehawken NJ, Englewood NJ, Ridgefield Park NJ, and surrounding areas.