Typically, most women start noticing the first signs of aging skin around the age of 30. This is when the estrogen levels in the body start to drop and the first fine lines make their appearance. Of course, the age is not set in stone: some women may experience the first signs of aging in their late 20s, while other lucky ones don’t have to worry about them until they hit 35.
It all depends on a person’s lifestyle; smoking, sun exposure and an unhealthy diet are just a few of the factors that can favor the onset of the aging skin signs. If you were wondering whether the time for you to start fighting aging skin has come or not, read on and find out what the first signs are.
Those annoying little lines that appear near our eyes seem to be announcing that many others will follow. The look of the crow’s feet on your face depends a lot on the sun exposure you had before you reached 30 and on whether you were a smoker or not.
If you only have to deal with fine lines, you can simply use a cream with hyaluronic acid. This will help plump the lines for a little while; but bear in mind, this is by no means a permanent treatment. If your lines are more pronounced, you need a retinol-based treatment. This is an ingredient that can cause irritation, so make sure to choose a cream that is especially designed for the sensitive skin around the eyes.
Fine lines and dull skin
When you reach 30 years, your natural production of collagen decreases significantly. Since collagen is responsible for maintaining your skin’s elasticity and smooth look, it is only natural for fine lines to appear. Besides, the skin also starts getting drier (dry skin favors the appearance of wrinkles) and, around 35, your forehead will start having its first fine lines.
There is a combination of ingredients that can help you treat all these problems (dryness, dullness and fine lines): switch your daily moisturizer with a cream that has 10% glycolic acid. This ingredient is an exfoliator that helps remove dead cells, unclog pores and favor a better absorption of nutritive substances in your cream.
Did your freckles use to disappear during winter? If so, you need to be prepared as they may become permanent sun spots after you reach your 30s. Just like previously stated, sun is your skin’s worst enemy; sun spots can appear on those areas that had the most sun exposure: your face and your chest – this is a very sensitive part, so it can display sun spot even before your face does.
If you catch sun spots early, you can treat them with hydroquinone (you will need a prescription for it). This substance helps remove superficial sun spots; it takes four to eight weeks of treatment, but the results are visible.
Even if some of these treatment will work for a while, please bear in mind that they are not permanent solutions. With age, you will need more aggressive treatments if you want your skin to keep looking smooth and youthful.