How Does Facial Aging Occur?

The largest organ our body has is the skin. This is where we can see the first signs of aging. How severe the aging effects are depends on a number of factors, including genetics, overall health, environmental conditions and personal lifestyle choices.

The environment is what causes people’s skin to age the most. If your skin is exposed to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun, then that can destroy the natural collagen and oils in the skin. The collagen helps to hydrate and smooth out your skin, making it elastic. If you lose collagen around the eyes, then you will start to see fine lines there. The same thing can happen near the mouth, forehead and cheeks. You will also see loose skin around the jawline and neck areas. The breeze outside may feel nice, but the wind that nature sends your way can also cause your skin to dry out and create flaky, dry and itchy skin.

You Need to Protect Yourself

Most people wore hats when they went outside in years past. Hats have kind of gone away as a fashion choice, though, and people are starting to feel the consequences of that choice. Their skin is drying out and aging faster, and you might notice that farmers and other people who work outdoors have leathery, red skin on their arms and faces. Athletes who spend a lot of their time outside also run the risk of having damaged skin. This includes bikers, swimmers and hikers.

We will show signs of aging as we become older. However, the severity of those signs will depend on your unique set of circumstances. If you are being attacked by free radicals in the environment or suffering from stress or a lack of sleep, then those aging signs can occur sooner and be more severe. If you drink too much alcohol, you smoke or you clean your skin with soap alone, your outer layer of skin will start to show signs of aging very quickly. You will lose pigmentation and your skin will become paler. People with light-coloured skin will show signs of aging faster than those with darker complexions will. As your pigmentation and colouring changes, the brown and red spots on your skin will become more pronounced.

Your skin’s layers will start to thin as you hit your 20s and 30s. Your skin layers don’t go away, but they can replenish cells at a slower rate, due to the lack of oils and collagen. As the layers of skin become thinner, your skin turns paler and wrinkles become more likely to appear. Your facial tone decreases as you age as well, and you start to see the effects of gravity on your chin, jowls and skin. People with certain types of genetic makeup can start to see larger skin pores that trap dirt, soap and other particles, as the skin becomes thinner.

Personal habits can play a large role in how severely you are affected by aging. Now, let’s look at what you can do to prevent those effects from occurring so quickly and so severely.

You Can Delay Aging Signs

We have a few basic rules we want to share with you about how you can restore your youthful look and have the best complexion for you.

When you go outside, you should wear clothes that are appropriate to the weather conditions. You want clothes that cover your legs, head and arms. If it is cold, it is equally important to cover up, as the biting wind can dry out your skin. If it is too uncomfortable to wear long sleeves and long pants in the warmer weather, then you can protect your skin against UV radiation with our Age Defying daytime cream. Just apply this powerful Neriumoceania product to your arms, legs and other exposed areas. This reduces environmental damage and helps your skin to stay free from wrinkles and look nice and smooth. This cream is made from specialised ingredients that prevent itchy, dry and flaky skin and ensure that your skin retains its necessary collagen.

You should also drink plenty of water. You may have heard this many times before, but that’s because it is so true. You need to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. That allows you skin to remain supple, and when your body loses hydration, you skin is affected first of all. When you have the appropriate amount of water in your body, your skin can remain firm and smooth. You can use our range of night and day creams to help your skin be elastic and supple as well. For the best-looking skin, you will need to use more than just water.

You also need to start a skincare regimen that provides all the nutrients and protection necessary for healthy skin. In order to do that, you need to stop using conventional soap on your face. The soap may make your skin look clean, but it makes it harder for your skin to retain its natural collagen levels.  If you use a decent facial cleanser, that will clean your face too, but it doesn’t eliminate the elastic your skin is supposed to have. Use our age-defying skin care products to keep your skin looking its best, but use a gentle facial cleanse first to ensure your face is prepared for the antiaging creams.