It’s no secret that our bodies get older every day. No matter how we take care of ourselves, wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of skin aging will eventually make their way to our faces. However, there are times when these signs of skin aging appear too early.

Free radicals, unprotected sun exposure, and bad lifestyle habits can all contribute to premature skin aging. This is why some people, as early as their twenties, start to lose their youthful glow.

Skin aging is natural, but certain signs might not be normal as they can mean something more serious.

Following are some signs of early facial aging and what you should do about them.

1. Sallow Complexion

If you are a smoker, your skin will appear greyish and leathery in texture. Smoking speeds up the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It can also make your lines deeper, especially those found around your mouth. You can treat this by drinking enough water, and using moisturizing cream.

2. Pigment Changes

Pigmentary changes are one of the common signs of premature skin aging, especially if you’re a sun worshipper. However, pigment changes can also mean other things such as skin cancer. Take note that skin cancer can be caused by the cumulative effect of years of unprotected sun exposure. So it is essential to keep sun exposure to a minimum and wear sunscreen all the time to prevent further skin damage.

3. Dark Circles

Pigment changes around your eye area happen when too much melanin get produced. It is commonly believed that dark circles are caused by lack of sleep and too much stress. However, a variety of other conditions can lead to dark circles such as facial trauma, infection, chronic dehydration or anemia. Dark circles often disappear on their own, except if they’re hereditary. But if it seems to be persistent or causes you concern, you can use eye creams to treat them.

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Without proper skin care, the skin is more prone to early signs of aging. But no need to worry! At Destiny Med Spa, you can find a wide range of products and treatments that are a perfect balance of science and nature. Using a holistic approach, Dr. John Clair and his professional team offer you an opportunity to improve your health and overall body appearance.

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