The face and hands are constantly exposed, which is one of the key reasons that they are the first components of our body to show signs of aging. Whether they are facing the cold, wind and rain of winter or the heat of the sun in summer, all sorts of weather may affect the skin. And it’s not only the weather; the pollution and car exhaust fumes may also play a part in ageing our skin.
Lots of stuff accelerate the aging process of the skin:
Stress – signals of stress can appear on your skin, nails and hair.
Lack of sleep – those who sleep badly may have more fine lines, uneven skin colour and slackening of the skin.
Sun damage – sunlight is responsible for the majority of the visible signs of skin aging. UVA rays emitted by the sun can lead to pigmentation, reduced skin elasticity through collagen and elastin breakdown, and skin-texture quality.
Smoking – exposure to smoke, even secondhand smoke, can cause damage to the elastin fibres causing sagging to the skin, age spots and lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Pollution and the environment – may cause fine lines and dark circles under the eyes. Dehydrated skin can leave the skin dry, itchy and rough and the city dirt and dust clogging the pores up can cause stains and make the skin look lifeless and dull.
One of the primary things we notice as a result of normal ageing, is the loss of quantity. Collagen; the dense fibers for strength, and elastin; the elastic fibres for suppleness, will become less firm and elastic as we age, allowing the soft tissue at the face to sag. This results in the face looking thinner and facial bones appearing more prominent.
The lips – there’s less production of collagen and elastin meaning that the aging skin is vulnerable to the effects of gravity and may sag, leading to jowls and bags under the eyes.
The mouth – laugh lines deepen and the fine lines that surround the lips, called smokers lines start to show, and we lose definition resulting in lipstick bleed.
The eyes – the upper and lower eyes begin to sag, creating dark circles and tear troughs.
Age spots – these occur when the pigment cells in the skin growth in certain places and cluster together, resulting in sun spots, freckles or liver spots.
The forehead – benefits wrinkles and furrows through repetitive facial expression movements, made over time.
Reduced skin cell turnover will result in thinner crepe like skin. More adult skin, also has fewer sweat and oil glands, therefore it’s prone to dryness.
Reputable cosmetic clinics provide the latest, safe and effective cosmetic medical remedies for firming of the skin. Just a tiny wrinkle, a bit of sagging or dark circle might be making you look older than you really are, but an experienced and fully trained practitioner can help you choose from an assortment of remedies, and recommend which treatment is acceptable for your concerns.
If you need help choosing a cosmetic process, we supply an extensive array of cosmetic procedures for the face and body: Botox, Vaser Lipo, Lip Augmentation, Dermal Fillers and a lot more remedies, to help create a younger, thinner, more youthful looking you!
The Selston Cosmetic Clinic is situated in Selston, Nottingham, where we offer a bespoke service with a personalised touch and provide high client satisfaction. We’ve been involved in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years