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Signs of Early Ageing: Everything You Need to Know

By February 20, 2023No Comments

As we age, our body’s naturally slow down. This includes slower skin cell production, reductions in the amount of collagen produced, and even the time it takes to recover from illness or workouts. This is completely normal, however premature ageing is when it happens faster than it should. The most common signs of early ageing appear in the skin, with wrinkles, dryness, changes in pigmentation and more. In this blog, we will look at signs of early ageing in more detail, as well as what you can do to slow the process down.

What are the signs of early ageing?

The ageing process varies person to person, but there are some signs of early ageing to look out for if you notice them before you turn 35.

  • Age spots are flat marks on the skin caused by years of sun exposure, are a sign of ageing.
  • Drying skin is another common sign of ageing, along with loss of tone and wrinkles.
  • Hair loss or greying hair is usually one of the most obvious signs of ageing.
  • Sunken cheeks and thinning skin as a result of volume loss can also signify ageing.
  • Your skin may bruise more easily as you age, too.
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What causes early ageing?

Exposure to sunlight is a common cause of skin problems. Ultraviolet (UV) light ages skin quicker than it would naturally age. This is called photoaging, and it is the cause of 90% of visible changes to the skin. UV light damages skin cells, contributing to premature changes like age spots. Sun exposure can also increase your risk of skin cancer.

There are other environmental factors that cause premature ageing, this includes:

  • Smoking, due to the toxins in nicotine, alter the cells in your body, which breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin. This results in sagging, wrinkles, and volume loss.
  • Drinking too much alcohol can dehydrate and damage your skin over time.
  • Poor sleep schedules can make your cells age faster, too.
  • If you are stressed, your brain will produce more cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol also blocks collagen, which keeps your skin looking plump.

What can you do to prevent early ageing?

Environmental and lifestyle factors are the most common causes of early ageing, so following a healthy lifestyle may help. If you already have signs of early ageing, here are some things you can do to prevent it. For example:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Wear SPF (30 or higher) all year round
  • Quit smoking if you are a smoker
  • Add more fruit and vegetables and aim to have a healthy, balanced diet
  • Cut back on alcohol
  • Exercise regular as physical activity improves circulation and boosts your immune system
  • Take care of your skin with a thorough skin care routine
  • Lower your stress levels or use stress management techniques such as meditation
  • Improve your sleep quality by making sure your get enough sleep every night
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What can you do to reverse early ageing?

There are things that you can do to reverse some signs of premature ageing, however, prevention is always better than cure. Some treatments that can help to reverse signs of early ageing include:

  • Dermal fillers
  • Facelifts (surgical and non-surgical)
  • Laser skin treatments
  • Facials
  • Anti-wrinkle injections

These procedures may reduce the appearance of ageing, but most are a temporary fix, and will not stop ageing from happening. Find out more about popular anti-ageing treatments here.

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At Refine Clinical Wholesale, you can buy a range of anti-ageing treatments, including dermal fillers, skin boosters, and more.

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