Published on Aug 25, 2016 and last reviewed on Nov 19, 2018 - 2 min read
Most of us desire to have a youthful appearance, as greater physical attractiveness can have psychological benefits affecting a person's social interaction, job status, and personal image. In this article, I have discussed a few measures to maintain one's youthful appearance.
Aging is a continuous ongoing chronological process. It is genetically controlled and inevitable. The desire to maintain a youthful appearance and delay the changes of aging is becoming a common demand nowadays.
The aging of facial skin is a genetically driven one. Basically, it is out of one's control, whereas some measures can be taken when it is affected by sun exposure, environmental insults, stress, sleep patterns, smoking, poor nutrition, etc.
Chronological Skin Changes
Aging skin problems are seen more in the dermis (inner layer of skin) than the epidermis (outer layer of skin).
Epidermis becomes thinner with the increase in the fragility of the skin and results in less nutrient transfer from the dermis to the epidermis. A decrease in fat contents in cells leads to an increase in transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
Epidermal turnover will get reduced, that is decreased shedding of skin leads to increased accumulation of old skin and delayed skin layer replacement by 30% to 50%. This ineffective desquamation makes the skin dull and tough.
There is a 20% reduction in dermal thickness. It becomes more acellular and avascular. Collagen production decreases and an increase in elastic fragmentation will lead to decreased elasticity and sagging. 35% reduction in venous vasculature will lead to slow blood flow and nutrient exchange.
Although several treatments are available for skin rejuvenation, prevention is still paramount and should be emphasized. The rejuvenation program consists of the following modalities depending on the patient's skin condition, the age of the patient and most importantly, the expectation and desire of the patient.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old boy and my face is very oily during summer while in winters it is quite dry. In summers, a lot of oil pops out with white heads on my face. Even a short-term sun exposure tans my skin. I am also suffering from the problem of dark spots. Kindly suggest a face wash, su... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ahaglow (alpha hydroxy acid) face wash can be used to wash the face. La shield sunscreen can be used in the morning as it is non-comedogenic. Please upload an image of your face, so that depending on the skin type, pigmentation, and acne, medications can be suggest... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20 year old female. I have too much dry skin. I mean extra dry skin. I use almond oil and moisturizing soap, but it is not effective. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The skin has to be moisturized well soon after a shower. Use a moisturizer which has ceramide in it like Eucerine moisturizer. Apply to body as soon as you come out of a shower. Continue using a moisturizing soap. Avoid hot shower, use warm water. Drink two to three l... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, The color of the skin on my face is too dark when compared to the skin on my nose, cheeks, and rest of my body. How can I restore the original color on my face? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The skin often darkens due to tanning under the effect of UV (ultraviolet) rays. I would strongly recommend using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. The sunscreen has to be applied at least half an hour before you go out and has to be reapplied every four hours till ... Read Full »
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