The skin is usually tight, with visible wrinkles, broken capillaries and sag especially around the cheeks and jawline. Sun damaged skin usually has a leathery texture to it.
Skin starts to show signs of ageing in the mid 20's when collagen and elastin production slows down, resulting in a lack of firmness and resilience. Cell turnover may also decrease slightly making the complexion become dull and lifeless. Additionally, there are numerous external factors that contribute to ageing such as; sun exposure, smoking, repetitive facial expressions, poor nutrition and stress.
The most natural way to treat ageing skin is to use creams, ointments, lotions or take supplements that contain antioxidants. Antioxidants, combined with vitamins A, C, and E are renowned for protecting cells from damage. Additionally, creams containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) can be used as a natural exfoliator to help minimise dark spots and wrinkles.