Aging Skin: The skin is often the first organ to show signs of aging and once you start noticing lines, wrinkles, and changes in your complexion, it can affect your confidence. Even if you feel energetic and young on the inside, your skin can make you look much older.
What causes redness (Aging Skin)?
Most people immediately think of lines and wrinkles when they think of aging, but the redness is also a common problem. Redness occurs as a result of irritation on the surface of the skin and it can have a real impact on the look of your skin and how you feel about your appearance. Redness is particularly common in people who have sensitive skin and those who burn easily as a result of sun exposure.
Redness can also come and go as a result of eating certain foods, changes in the weather, stress, and having a hot shower.
What can be done?
If you had red skin on a regular basis and it is getting you down, it is a good idea to see a dermatologist, a specialist in treating problems that affect the skin.
In recent years, many leading skincare brands have introduced products that are designed to combat red skin and to nourish and protect the skin and create a more even complexion. There are now cleansers, serums, night creams and moisturisers, which are specifically designed for red skin and you can also buy make-up, which is specially developed for red skin.
For those who want more dramatic and long-lasting results, anti-aging cosmetic treatment may be an option. Facial peels can help to calm redness and create a smoother, more even complexion and your dermatologist or doctor should be able to recommend the right type of peel for your skin type. In some cases, a peel may be followed by microdermabrasion treatment to smooth the surface of the skin and speed up the skin cell regeneration process; in severe cases, laser treatment may also be recommended.
Tips for Preventing Skin Aging
Aging is inevitable but there are some really simple things you can do to try and keep your skin looking young and fresh for as long as possible. Hydration is one of the most important things for your skin, so try to drink plenty of water (at least 2 liters per day) and keep your skin nourished by using moisturizer twice a day.
Avoid sitting out in the sun, especially during the hottest part of the day; sun damage is one of the leading causes of lines and wrinkles and a healthy-looking tan in your 20’s and 30’s will do you no favors when you get older; always remember to wear sunscreen (at least factor 15) when you are out in the sun.
Smoking is bad news for your skin, as well as your internal organs; it ages the skin dramatically, causing lines, wrinkles and dull-looking skin. Giving up smoking will save you money, reduce your risk of a host of deadly diseases and help you to stay looking young.