Is your skin starting to slacken and feel less elastic, slack and drier? Ai! These are the first signs that you are getting mature skin. But what does mature skin actually mean and at what age does this play a role? In general, the first signs of skin discoloration begin to appear from your 25th year of life. Pretty young then! This often begins with the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, particularly on the upper lip or forehead.
Good genes or not; sooner or later every skin ages. We therefore recommend that you start using facial oils such as rosehip oil or an anti-aging cream at a young age. Of course you can never completely prevent your skin from aging, but you can certainly reduce or delay wrinkles through good nutrition and skin care.
Skin aging is a natural process that can be aggravated by external factors.
In general, everyone hates getting older. One of the disadvantages of getting older is that your cell turnover slows down. The production of collagen also decreases. The result: a weaker and less even skin. Are you a bit older and do you have hormone changes during the transition? This has a lot of influence on the maturation of your skin. With the right care, the skin stays tight for longer and always looks nourished.
There are many external factors that can cause skin aging. Below we list a number of external factors:
- UV radiation. A fairly underestimated external factor is UV radiation. The sun is the most harmful external factor when it comes to skin aging. Even in cloudy weather! Unfortunately, skin aging due to sun damage is irreversible. It is therefore advisable to protect your skin with sunscreen with a factor of at least 30.
- Smoking. Frequent use of nicotine causes a narrowing of your blood vessels. This seriously affects the supply of oxygen, nutrients and vitamins to your skin.
- Alcohol. A double hangover! When you drink alcohol, your body dehydrates. This in turn can affect a decrease in collagen.
Stress. When you suffer from stress for a long time, you are more likely to suffer from skin aging symptoms. Stress produces the hormone: cortisol. This stress hormone causes collagen production to decrease.
How can I recognize a mature person?
These are often the first signs to recognize mature skin:
- The skin begins to age biologically in women between the ages of 25 and 30.
- The first signs are often a lack of elasticity and moisture loss.
- Wrinkles and crow's feet
- Sagging of your skin, especially on your neck, cheeks and eyelids)
- Age spots or pigment spots
- The skin can no longer easily store moisture and dehydration can cause sagging skin and even irritation.
- Mature skin also becomes weaker and the first pigmentation discolorations can appear: especially in the décolleté and upper arms, because these areas are exposed to the sun more often.
- Due to the loss of collagen, the skin also becomes thinner and sebum production decreases
- Suffering from dry skin or thin skin
Prevent skin aging
Just like stress, a lack of sleep causes an increase in the hormone cortisol. This hormone has a negative effect on collagen production. In addition, sufficient sleep is also important, because you then produce the growth hormone HGH (human growth hormone). This hormone contributes to supple and firm skin.
2. Thoroughly cleanse your skin
Your skin has to endure a lot due to external factors in a day. Think of air pollution, make-up and sweat. It is therefore very important to cleanse your skin properly. This way your skin can breathe again and nourishing day or night creams get the chance to do their job.
3. Drink enough water and eat a healthy and varied diet
Dehydrated skin results in irritated skin. To compensate for the dryness in the skin, the skin can react extra aggressively to external factors. This results in red, irritating and over-active skin.
4. Protect yourself from the sun
In this blog we don't leave the sun alone either. The sun, as much as we like it, is a real culprit. Sun rays and UV rays cause skin aging. It is preferable not to go in the full sun during the afternoon and apply a good sunscreen with at least SPF 30 if you are in the sun.