Signs of Skin Ageing

A little less attention from peers, reduced energy, need for routine medical checks and face that clearly shows your age! Although ageing is a fact of life, we do not want to accept it. Every living creature progresses towards the termination phase and so has to pass through the ageing process. However, in some people the stressful lifestyle causes premature ageing of skin and body.  Stress is known to be a major contributor in speeding up the process of ageing and show some obvious signs such as wrinkled skin, pale eyes and grey hair.

If you are living a very stressful lifestyle, it is possible that you already appear much older than your real age. Although nothing can stop the natural phenomenon of ageing, some of the obvious signs of skin ageing can be delayed. Here are 5 most prominent signs of skin ageing and some natural therapies to prevent them.

Sign#1 – Wrinkles

wrinkles skin care

As we age the natural oil secretion from skin is reduced. As a result of this the skin becomes dry and appears wrinkled. Ageing is a non-modifiable contributor for wrinkle formation. However, some other lifestyle factors such as smoking, over exposure to UV rays and repeated use of specific facial muscles can also lead to wrinkles.

In order to prevent premature wrinkles you need to take some precautions and give special attention to the skin. It is best to keep the skin moisturized at all times to avoid dryness. You can also try regular spa facials with some essential oils to restore the lost moisture from skin.

Sign#2 – Skin Dryness

Skin Dryness

Dryness in skin is another prominent sign of skin ageing. Reduction in oil production from the sebaceous glands is the major reason for dryness in ageing skin. In addition the ageing skin shows limited capacity to retain moisture.  Skin dryness is less common among men; however, women show gradual decrease in natural oil secretion after menopause. This can make it difficult for ageing women to keep their skin moist. Spa facial using essential oils such as Jojoba can reduce the dryness because it is known to possess the same chemical structure as natural skin oils.  The dry skin also appears scaly and rough. Body Polishes is a great way to exfoliate the skin so that it becomes softer. You must also follow some skin routine and make healthy changes in lifestyle to improve your skin health. Here are some tips for glowing skin

Sign#3 – Skin Fragility

Skin Fragility

With increasing age the fatty tissue present in the lower layers of skin gets thinner. This causes the skin to become fragile and vulnerable to bruises and injuries. The ageing skin also heals more slowly than younger skin.  The skin moisture can be replenished by keeping the skin well-hydrated using essential oils or moisturisers.


Sign#5 – Sagging Of Skin

Sagging Of Skin

Collagen is an important protein present in the lower layers of skin that gives the skin strength and elasticity. However, as the collagen bundles start to degrade due to ageing the skin loses its natural elasticity and starts sagging. Apart from ageing, some wrong habits rubbing face too often or wrong facial massage strokes can also break the fine collagen fibres and make the skin appear loose and sagging. It is therefore recommended to get the facials done through skilled hands at a professional spa or salon.


Sign#6 – Thinning of Skin

Thinning of Skin

Ageing skin tends to appear thin and translucent due to thinning of outermost layer of the skin called epidermis.  The number of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) also starts to reduce in number and so the skin appears pale and thin.

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Prafulla Shivgan
Sunil Rao is a co-founder of Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, a chain of scientific health spas that provides solutions to lifestyle health problems such as pain, poor sleep, anxiety and fatigue. Sunil is a fitness enthusiast, dabbles in meditation and is a speaker at various entrepreneurship events and forums. Prior to venturing out, Sunil worked with Unilever in India. He holds a post graduate diploma in business management from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research.