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When Do you Notice the First Sign of Aging Skin

Updated on June 25, 2015

Interesting How Skin Changes Through Out The Life

As you all know that your skin changes throughout your life so it will be much easier if you understand how skin changes year after year. Most people outgrow acne by the age of 20. By 30 you may see tiny crow`s feet around your eyes which may be your first wrinkles. You also start losing the cells that produce the pigment melanin which leads to a paler complexion and becomes less protective towards sun`s ultraviolet rays. Melanin loss proceeds at the rate of 6 to 8 percent a decade.

At about the age of 40 the fat in the innermost layer of your skin starts to shrink. In the middle layer or dermis the collagen that forms the skin`s fibrous supporting structure gradually decreases, as do the elastin fibers that make your skin flexible. Cell production in the epidermis or outer layer of skin slows. Your skin becomes thinner less supple and more prone to wrinkles.

In your fifties wrinkles becomes deeper and cheeks may sag. Although blood vessels in the skin become sparser on sun damaged faces near the surface blood vessels may make a pattern of red lines called telangiectasia. Glands in the dermis secrete less oil leading to drier skin.

“Nature gives you the face you have it at age 20; at age 50, you get the face you deserve it.” Fashion designer Coco Chanel

In your sixties and seventies your skin becomes more parched, thinner, paler and more wrinkled.

Wrinkles are the most obvious sign of aging generally appear earlier in women than men because men`s skin is thicker. Black or dark skin protected by higher concentrations of melanin which makes their skin stay smooth longer than fair skin.

But wrinkling too is partly under your control. Along with the sun, smoking is a major cause of wrinkles. The chemicals in tobacco constrict blood vessels and thus promote wrinkles by reducing blood flow to the skin. Squinting through the haze hastens the formation of crow`s feet.

Bags and rings appear under the eyes because this area has the thinnest skin in the body. As the skin loses resilience, fluid collects under it, making it bulge and sag. Veins near the surface show through as dark circles. Although a tendency to develop these conditions is hereditary, fatigue and eye irritation exacerbate them. Raising the head of your bed may reduce puffiness by letting fluid drain away. Do not rub your eyes; you may stretch the fragile skin beneath them. And get plenty of sleep. Some researchers believe that body tissues replenish themselves during sleep.

Soothing as a long hot bath may feel, soaking dries aging skin. A lukewarm bath of 15 minutes or less is better. And think twice about bath oil because it can make your tub very slippery. Use half cup of salt in the bath instead. Taking a brief shower is less drying than bathing in plain water. In winter when your skin is exposed to harsh and dry heat, dermatologists suggest limiting showers to three to four times a week. In warm and humid climates, no restriction is necessary.

If your skin is dry choose mild nondrying body soap. Deodorant soap, which works by killing the germs that cause perspiration to smell bad, is some-times harsh on sensitive skin. After your bath or shower, pat and don`t rub yourself, dry and use a moisturizing lotion right away to lock in the water your skin has absorbed.


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    • urmilashukla23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks for your time to visit and commenting here, teaches12345. I know, men are lucky in so many ways. We have a long list. Right?

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      It seems unfair that men develop wrinkles later than women. They don't even care about them showing! Thanks for the suggestions on how to prevent wrinkles and how to help make them tolerable. You have handled this subject well.

    • urmilashukla23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Hi cabmgmnt, thanks for stopping by and your nice comments. I really appreciate it.

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      7 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Hi. I am in my forties now and am dealing with the signs of time on my face. I have never used a harsh soap on my face and use sunscreen daily. These two steps have helped me to combat some of the signs of aging. Thanks for this hub.

    • urmilashukla23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by and comments,thougtforce. I really appreciate it. Sorry for the late response.

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      When I look in the mirror I still expect to see that face in my memories and suddenly I wonder who is that woman reflected back at me. I notice that I look better when I visit my friend in Florida where it is very humid. Perhaps a move there is in the future.

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      Christina Lornemark 

      7 years ago from Sweden

      Yes, unfortunately I have noticed the signs, and I must say that I am not very happy about it. Or maybe I should say that I am not used to it yet. It takes some time to get used to the new face. Anti-aging creme are important now:) Thanks for this well written hub, you described the aging process like it is.


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      7 years ago

      I know, same here.At least we can slow it down with diet, exercise and some excellent anti-aging cream out there in the market.

      Thank you Debbie for stopping by and commenting here. It was my pleasure to share this hub. Glad, you liked it.

    • debbie roberts profile image

      Debbie Roberts 

      7 years ago from Greece

      Your hub is well written and honest. I'm into my forties now and I've noticed the wrinkles around my eyes getting more prominent. We can't stop our skin from ageing, but by following the great advice in your hub, we can maybe slow it down. Here's to trying!!

      A good hub and thank you for sharing....


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