Ageing Alert: Body Aging Signs That You Should Watch Out For!

The changes in your skin are the most visible signs of the aging process. It becomes thinner, wrinkled and takes more time to heal after an injury. The pace and level at which a person ages can vary depending on family health history, stress and unprotected sun exposure over the years.

There are, in fact, two different types of aging –  Aging caused by the genes we inherit is called intrinsic (internal) aging and other types of  aging is known as extrinsic (external) aging and is caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun’s rays.

Some of the signs of intrinsic aging are as follows;

  • Fine wrinkles
  • Transparent (see-through)
  • Greater visibility of pores
  • Dull and lifeless appearance
  • Hollowed cheeks and eye sockets
  • Sagging skin in the face, neck and upper arms, loss of the elasticity
  • Loss of firmness on the hands and neck
  • Spider veins –typically appear on the feet, ankles and thighs
  • Varicose veins
  • Varicose ulcers
  • Rupture of blood vessels resulting in flat, purplish patches
  • Hair loss or unwanted hair on certain areas

Some of the signs of Extrinsic Aging are as follows:

  • Yellowish hue
  • Rough and leathery
  • Spider veins on the face
  • Fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Loose skin due to loss of elasticity, leading to drooping nose and eyelids, elongated ears, disappearance of upper lip and a more pronounced upper lip, as well as sagging under the jaw and eyes

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