Good facial skin care can help you be genuinely happy and have a strong confident outlook in life. Devoting a few minutes a day is all you need to make sure that the face you show to the world makes a very good first impression. There are a lot of options open for any individual to maintain their physical appearance.
To have healthy skin, it is important to do exercise and eat a proper diet. Regular exercise allows the body to get rid of toxins through sweating. A shower after sweating will help clear out the pores and let the skin breathe properly. To date, no scientific studies support the correlation between diet and acne but it will do you no harm to eat the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables daily so you can keep your entire system in good working order.
Our skin goes through several phases of change with age. Aging gives rise to thinning of the dermis and the epidermis, as well as the underlying fat too. This decrease in volume and overall efficiency of all the three skin layers results to the skin losing some of its elasticity and becomes drier as the production of sebum decrease too. Nerve endings in the skin decrease too, thus diminishing sensation as well. The skin will have less ability to respond to heat exposure due to the decrease of the number of sweat glands and blood vessels.
With age, the skin also loses some protection against ultraviolet radiation because of reduced number of melanocytes. These changes brought about by age make the skin more vulnerable to damage and slower ability to heal itself.
Wrinkles are also known as rhytides. They are folds or creases in the skin that are the results of loss of elasticity and skin turgor associated with aging and extended daily exposure to the UV rays of the sun. Fine wrinkles refer to those that are 1mm in width and dept, while coarse wrinkles are those that are wider and deeper.
Wrinkles are changes related to aging. However, it is also affected significantly by your lifestyle and can be caused also by exposure to the sun and smoking. You can reduce your tendency to develop wrinkles if you limit your sun exposure and totally avoid smoking.
Damage from the sun, also known as photo damage, results to most of the skin changes people commonly associate with aging. When exposed for a long time, the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is responsible for fine and coarse wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, brown and red spots (“liver” spots or lengitines), and the rough texture of the skin. There are two types of UV rays, namely: UVA and UVB. UV light damages the elastin and causes the skin to sag, stretch and lose its capability to snap back to form after stretching. UVB rays affect the surface of the skin and are the main cause of sunburns. Sun damage also causes the skin to bruise and tear easily and takes longer for the healing process to be completed. Sun damage is not immediately apparent especially during the younger years.
Expression lines are the results of repeated movements made by muscles in the skin. They usually appear as small creases on the skin’s outer surface. The crease is the point where there is loss of collagen and elastic tissue. If an expression line persists even when your face is rested, your collagen and elastic tissue appear to have been damaged already. The folds, creases, grooves, ridges that make up the expression lines are indeed a problem for people who want to maintain their youthful looks.