Six Common External Signs of Aging

Aging is an inevitable part of life and at some point the signs of aging will begin to appear. But this does not mean that you cannot hide the signs of aging. You can retain your youthful appearance for a longer period of time and people around you will not be able to judge your real age. Today the medical technology can do wonder to your skin and make you look younger. At the same time there are also natural ways to hide the signs of aging.

Before you start looking for treatment options you need to be aware of the signs of aging. Once you know the signs, things will become easier for you and you can choose the right treatment options.


Here is a list of six common external signs of aging are:

Thinning hair

Thinning hair

With aging nearly everyone suffers from some hair loss and even the hair growth rate slows down. Thinning or hair loss is one of the signs of aging process. One suffers from temporary hair loss due to childbirth, certain medications, too much stress, unhealthy diet plan and so on. But such temporary hair loss problem can be easily solved. With age, hormonal changes take place in the body and the hair losses its pigmentation and turns gray. At the same time it also causes permanent hair thinning. This kind of problem can be solved by using hair care products that can add body and shine to your hair or by following some simple natural remedies.

Turkey neck

Turkey neck

neck is the wrinkling and stretching of the skin around the neck area and is regarded one of the most common signs of aging. This can also happen due to sudden weight gain. There are both surgical and non-surgical ways to treat turkey neck. At the first sign of sagging skin under your neck, you can follow some easy home remedies to prevent the condition from getting worse. For instance you can massage the neck area gently with olive oil two to three times a day. Else you can use a moisturizer that contains peptides for collagen production. Even regular exercise and eating a healthy diet will prevent the skin around the neck from stretching.

To know about top anti-aging foods, you can check our previous article on ‘Top 10 Anti Aging Foods’.

Fading smile

Fading smile

With age you can notice more fine lines and wrinkles especially when you smile. This is mainly due to genetics, sun exposure, and too much usage of facial muscles over the years. Also with age, skin loses its structural support (collagen) and elasticity. But this does not mean that you need to stop smiling. You can try over-the-counter products to reduce fine lines caused by the degradation of collagen. You can also consult a doctor and go for prescribed medicines. At the same time you can also get the good results with a series of natural home remedies with which you can easily eradicate fine lines and wrinkles. In case you have yellowish teeth you can use whitening gels to brush your teeth.

Brown spots

Brown spots

With age the skin develops ‘age spots’ also known as ‘brown spots’ due to deposits of melanin pigment. Brown spots can be seen throughout the body. The main cause behind brown spots is too much exposure to ultraviolet light which accelerates the production of melanin in the skin. You can prevent the formation of brown spots on the skin by applying a good quality sunscreen lotion daily on the exposed skin area like face, hands, legs, neck and so on. Also try to eat a well balanced diet and drink plenty of water to keep your body well hydrated. At the same time brown spots can be treated with over-the-counter medications as well as prescribed medications. Additionally, you can also try some easy and simple home remedies to make the brown spots appear less noticeable.

To know more about brown spots, you can check our previous article titled ‘Are Brown Spots on Skin A Sign of Aging?

Wrinkles

Wrinkles

With age you can notice wrinkles, and dry, flaky skin patches. This happens due to increased activity of free radicals that causes deterioration of the fibro-blast and ultimately resulting in wrinkles. Another reason behind wrinkle formation is the diminished production of hormones, especially estrogen and testosterone which are responsible for skin’s firmness and resiliency. You can get rid of wrinkles by regular usage of a moisturizer containing ammonium lactate or urea. Also make sure exfoliation is part of your skin care routine. Even a healthy diet plan can help a lot in reducing wrinkles. For instance the fats and oils that come in the form of omega-3 fatty acids can make your skin smooth and free of wrinkles. Recent studies show that consumption of green and white tea provides the body antioxidants and helps to reduce wrinkles.

Sagging breasts:

Sagging breast

With age breasts lose their fullness which ultimately results in sagging breasts. Other contributing reasons can be breast feeding, lack of proper support, and lower levels of estrogen. To get rid of sagging breast you need to choose a well fitted bra. Wearing a good, supportive bra can give the illusion of well-formed and perky breasts. Also it is essential to maintain a healthy weight and good posture. Regularly exercise your chest muscles so that your breasts have a good foundation. At the same time you need to massage your breast two to three times in a week with olive oil. Olive oil will help firm the skin as well as improve the skin tone and texture. Even ice massaging is regarded as a very effective way to firm saggy breast and uplifting of it.

Apart from the above mentioned signs there are some other signs of aging also like shortening and weakening of the bones, thick nails, sore feet, wimpy brows and eyes lashes. The best ways to prevent the signs of aging are eating healthy, drinking lots of water, exercising, and avoiding too much UV exposure. Also it is always important to remember that as you grow older there will be some signs of aging and you simply cannot avoid them. During such as situation it is better to focus on your overall health condition and do not give too much importance to your external appearance. When you are healthy from within you will feel good about yourself.

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