8 Signs Your Face Is Starting to Age Faster Than It Should
While we accept the fact that our skin will age over time, it is possible that signs of skin aging will already appear during our twenties. Most of these physical changes are harmless, but they can make us feel uncomfortable and even affect our confidence. Changing our lifestyle and habits once we spot the early signs of skin aging means we can enjoy our youthful appearance for longer.
1. You have small milia bumps on your face.
These small bumps, called milia, are small white bumps that usually appear around the nose and cheeks. It can develop when our skin begins to lose its ability to exfoliate. Excessive use of products like steroid creams can make our skin age faster and cause milia.
2. Your lips become thinner.
If you notice that your lips start thinning in your twenties, it is likely that your skin is aging more quickly than usual. The main reason may be low collagen in your lips. It can also be due to dehydration, frequent straw use, excessive sun exposure, and vitamin C deficiency.
3. Your skin gets damaged easily.
Our skin may also age faster than we think if we get bruises that seem to mysteriously appear out of nowhere. This happens because our skin has become thinner than usual, which makes it more prone to bruising and wound healing slower. Moisturizing the skin frequently can help prevent this.
4. Your skin texture becomes papery
Long exposure to the sun without sunscreen is a major reason for this. The damage is caused by the breakdown of elastin, which allows our skin to stretch and return to normal. Those who use tanning beds frequently are also more likely to have this.
5. Your eyelids begin to droop.
For most people, a change in the shape of the nose occurs naturally in their 40s. Unfortunately, skin aging due to the harmful effects of the sun can cause this to happen sooner. This can cause distress to most of us. Fortunately, modern rhinoplasty procedures are minimally invasive and have consistent, natural results.
7. You see a lot of red moles on your face.
These red moles are also known as cherry angiomas and are most commonly found in people over the age of 30, with an increased incidence in those over the age of 40. These red spots are not harmful, but there are options for those who want to remove them, such as cryosurgery and laser surgery.
8. You have puffy eyes that don't seem to go away.
It's easy to overlook this because we usually overlook puffy eyes as a normal occurrence that begins in your twenties and not as a sign of rapid skin aging. Another reason for having puffy eyes, apart from a lack of sleep, is the buildup of fluid around our eyes. One of the ways to get rid of this problem is to exclude salty foods from our diet to prevent increased water retention in the eye area.
Which of these have you noticed on your face? What steps do you take to prevent your skin from aging?