Aging skin is medically called "actinic elastosis" or "photoaging". Skin naturally begins to lose its firmness during our mid 20's. The main external factors that promote aging skin are sun exposure, gravity, sleeping positions and smoking.
As skin ages it takes on a thin and transparent appearance. Sometimes freckles or age spots (also called liver spots) begin to develop, as well as spider veins, wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and mouth. Skin that was once supple and hydrated can begin to feel dry, itchy and appear to sag as we age because of damage to the fibers underneath the skin's surface. Using anti-aging skin care products, combined with daily skin care routines will help your skin look its best.
Harsh soaps, perfumes, hot baths and astringents can make aging skin feels worse. Although nothing can stop age from taking its course, taking vitamin A can help renew skin and slow down the aging process. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis will also help to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Diet is also connected to skin health. For healthy, youthful skin drink plenty of water and eat a daily dose of fruits and vegetables to give skin adequate nutrients to promote elasticity.