Mature skin requires special care. It is usually dry and prone to discoloration and wrinkles. If you also have such problems, then check how to help your skin.
Why does your skin age?
Skin aging is a natural process that cannot be stopped. Fortunately, its effects can be delayed and reduced. Mature skin has wrinkles, age spots and discolorations. In fact, there are many factors that affect the condition of our skin, such as:
- air pollution and smog;
- UV radiation;
- improper skincare;
- vitamin deficiency;
- cigarettes, alcohol.
How to take care of dry mature skin?
One of the most common symptoms of skin aging is dry skin. Along with the weight and water loss, the skin loses its firmness and natural glow. Wrinkles deepen, discoloration occurs, the collagen and elastic fibers are weakened. The epidermis gets thinner, rough and more susceptible to damage, whereas the sebaceous glands secrete less sebum that lubricate the skin. In order to delay these changes, it is a good idea to apply a vitamin treatment in the form of face masks, creams and various preparations to strengthen the walls of blood vessels.
Mature skin – discoloration
Mature skin is very UV-sensitive. One of the symptoms are discolorations appearing on hands, face and cleavage. They have different sizes, are brownish and are referred to as age spots. They are clusters of melanin, the natural dye of the skin. During sunbathing, those spots tend to get bigger and darker, which makes them hard to remove. The formation of age spots is also caused by the lack of sufficient sun protection, the use of some medicines and herbs causing photosensitivity.
Mature skin – marks
Their formation is caused by the peeling of the skin that occurs during sunbathing. Such lesions are usually yellowish, rough and arched. They have about 2-3 centimeters. They are particularly dangerous because they can develop into cancer. If you notice some marks on your skin, see a dermatologist. Your doctor will probably recommend you to exfoliate this part of skin or freeze with liquid nitrogen.