As we grow older, our skin also undergoes aging that comes with several changes and has a lot of skin issues. With age, our skin’s ability to fight damage, repair cells, and retain moisture is also gradually lost. In your 30’s, you are probably experiencing common skin aging signs like smoker lines, crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Other skin conditions you should watch out for are acne, cellulite, discoloration or pigmentation, darkness, and dryness. More often than not, these signs indicate underlying conditions. To know more about them, their symptoms, and treatment options, continue reading below!
Skin Issues You Should Never Neglect
Cellulite bumps or dimples on the skin due to the way fat and fluids are stored. They could also be due to excess fluid retention, low muscle tone, poor circulation, and high concentrations of stored toxins.
While some wraps, creams, cellulite removal exercises, and medical procedures can help, there is still not sure, complete, and permanent way to treat cellulite. The best remedies as of now are a good lifestyle and food choices, and regular exercise.
2.Wrinkles and fine lines
Fine lines and wrinkles appear due to damage or loss of the proteins elastin and collagen that provide skin elasticity. They may indicate a low protein or amino-acid diet and the inability to produce enough new proteins. The common causes are sun damage, repetitive movements, and genetics.
These have different manifestations. Lines and wrinkles around the eyes are called crow’s feet.
Laugh lines and smoker lines appear around the mouth. Worry lines or frown lines appear on the forehead. Wrinkling or folding of the skin may also occur in other parts of the body.
3. Puffiness, dark circles, and eye bags
These problems could also indicate problems with your eyesight or vision. Dark circles, wrinkles, and swelling or puffiness could mean that you need glasses or shades. You may not notice it, but you tend to squint or contort your face when you find it hard to read or see something.
Dark circles are also an indication of stress and lack of sleep. Other causes of these problems are excess fluid retention, dryness, open pores, and sagging skin.
Acne on different parts of the face or body may indicate conditions that cause hormonal imbalance such as polycystic ovaries. If you tend to have pimples around your chin or mouth and irregular periods, you should consult your gynecologist. However, if you have regular periods, a dermatologist will be able to help you.
The skin contains cells called melanocytes that produce the pigment melanin that gives our skin their natural colors. However, when these cells are damaged or become unhealthy due to extreme sun exposure.
This can cause some areas to have more melanin and some areas to have little or none, leading to stains, age spots or freckles. Usually, these worsen with more exposure to the sun and its harmful UV rays. The genes of some people also make them more prone to skin pigmentation.
6. Darkness or discoloration
Aside from patches of dark or light spots, there could also be the darkness of certain body parts such as the armpits, neck, and nape. According to Dr. Tanya Corman, a dermatologist, darkness of the skin in these areas are associated with thyroid disorders or diabetes.
Other causes include extreme sun exposure, Addison’s disease, pregnancy, and hormonal imbalance.
Although dryness can be caused by cold weather, it can also be due to dehydration or consumption of too much alcohol and caffeine. All of these draw out the moisture in the skin, which may lead to other issues like pimple breakouts, oiliness, sagginess, and wrinkles, especially around the eyes.
Treatment and prevention methods include:
- Quitting or avoiding smoking to prevent and reduce smoker lines and laugh lines.
- Protecting your skin from sun damage by using sunscreen every day and minimizing sun exposure.
- Using retinoid creams and moisturizers.
- Loading up on antioxidants that fight free radical damage.
- Having a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.
- Cellulite removal exercises.
- Chemical Peels, dermabrasion, and laser therapy for age spots and discoloration.
- Proper hydration of the skin and body.
- Exfoliating regularly to maintain the skin’s texture and tone.
- Protection from environmental, physical, and mental stress.
- Getting enough sleep of at least eight hours every day.
- Using the right cleansing and moisturizing products.
- Hormonal treatments.
- Minimizing alcohol and caffeine consumption.
To address underlying diseases and conditions as well as ensure that your skin ages gracefully, you should take note of even subtle changes and signs that it shows. With proper skincare methods and the right information, you can stay healthy, beautiful and younger-looking!