"Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not." - Dr. Howard Murad
Aging is a complex process that includes different symptoms, sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Our skin starts to sag as its well-structured components become weaker with age.
All these processes are natural, in fact, collagen and elastin production start to slow down at the 30s to 40s. Both collagen and elastin integrals to plumpness and integrity.
Elasticity especially helps your skin remain in a firm and supple form. Without this protein, our skin won't be able to "snap back" in place and give the firm appearance.
Collagen is also a protein but it gives a different value to our skin. Collagen handles the strength and resilience. Eventually leading to fine lines, sagging and deep set wrinkles. So, how could you prevent it?
Always Wear Sunscreen
Natural physiological changes start to sag our skin. Any environmental factors, like pollution and UV exposures, do definitely speed up the process of aging. Without the sun protection, UV rays penetrate the skin and eventually damage skin fibers like collagen. The loss of collagen will make your skin not bounce back and leave you with more prominent fine lines and wrinkles.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
It is really important for you to keep your skin as hydrated as possible. The ultimate hydration is essential in keeping your skin feeling plump and youthful. As we age, our skin suffers to retain moisture, leaving it looking flaky. Hyaluronic acid is an amazing ingredient to have in your routine to sustain soft, supple skin. Hyaluronic acid is known to be a polysaccharide ingredient found in our body that protects our joints, bones, skin, etc.
Unsurprisingly, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our body decrease as we age. Therefore, we have to supplement with skin care products. A daily moisturizer is a must and sheet masking once to twice a week in preferred.