Free radicals, exposure to direct sunlight, stress and environmental pollution becomes important factors in skin aging.
Other factors such as smoking, alcohol beverage or unhealthy diet also affect the damage to your skin. As a result, skin loses its beauty and began to show the physical characteristics of premature aging. Here are the signs of premature aging of the skin that you have to be careful about:
The sign that is easiest to be seen of course is the skin that begin to wrinkle. American Academy of Dermatology explains, these wrinkles arise because of the sun, and worse if you smoke. Exposure to free radicals on the skin will damage DNA to the cell membrane. Collagen and elastin, proteins that are useful for skin health and beauty will be damaged more and more so the skin will begin to slack and lose elasticity. Hereditary factors, such as genetics and race, in fact also affects how quickly a person’s wrinkled.
2. Blackish stains.
Blackish stains, or so-called age spots, will appear with a darker color than surrounding skin. Age spots are commonly found in humans that has been aged over 40 years who spent most of his time in the sun. It usually appears in the arms, hands, face, forehead and shoulders (just the parts that are susceptible to direct sunlight).
3. Rough Texture of Skin
Other skin problems that marked the early aging is rough texture of skin texture. Collagen and elastin will be damaged if they are constantly exposed to sunlight. Collagen is useful to maintain strength and elasticity of the skin, while elastin will make the skin firm and flexible. Too much sun will make the skin look dry and coarse.
4. Enlarged pores.
Enlarged pores are also attributed as the signs of premature aging of the skin. The more a person gets older, the pores will be larger because the buildup of dead skin. Enlarged pores can be overcome with diligent skin care which includes removal of dead skin cells.