These are the first signs of accelerated ageing: How to recognise them and what to do

-Oct 3, Hannah Hargrave , Health -

Getting older is just a fact of life and whether you’re 20, 30 or 40 you’ll eventually start noticing the fine lines and looser skin which inevitably accompany the ageing process. But if you learn to recognise the early signs which might be making you look older than you are faster than you’d like them to then you may also be able to do something about them.

At Lumity we are all for embracing our age, but we also think we should be able look and feel our absolute best as we get older. 

This means looking after ourselves, and detecting the first signs of accelerated ageing early on will mean we can act on them fast.

Related: How to look 10 years younger at 50

Fine lines

You might start noticing fine lines on your skin in your 20s, especially if you’ve never really  bothered with a skincare regime. Fear not though, it’s not too late to kickstart a beauty routine for your skin.

Firstly if you’ve been scrimping on the SPF, it’s time to give sunscreen some serious love. To protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays it’s advised you wear SPF every single day, rain or shine. 

Also invest in Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil. The all-natural oil is loaded with amazing essential oils and ingredients to reduce fine lines and to nourish your skin wholeheartedly. Combined with Lumity’s Morning & Night Supplements plus the new 4-in-1 Cleanse you’ll have a veritable skincare and wellbeing powerhouse to look after you and your skin from the inside out. 

Did you know? Telomere shortening, glycation, oxidative stress, cellular decline, DNA damage, inflammation, insulin resistance and hormone decline are all biological processes within the body that accelerate ageing? You can slow down the damage by doing certain things which include eating a healthy diet with minimal sugar, getting adequate sleep and regular exercise. Lumity supports the circadian rhythm so that it’s more efficient in stemming the tide of damage done by these processes.

Crow’s feet

These lines around the eyes are one of the first places you might start noticing your skin looking a little older. The area is delicate, the skin is thin and also prone to lots of movement so it can get crinkly fast. 

It’s important to get an eye cream because the potency of the moisturiser you put all over your face may be too much for the sensitive skin around your eyes. 

Experiment in finding one which successfully boosts collagen, reduces puffiness and firms up skin and then apply it properly morning and night.

Don’t forget to wear a decent pair of sunglasses too, to reduce squinting and protect the skin from the sun.

Related: How to apply eye cream the right way

Weight gain

Diet and exercise play a major game in your physique but if you’ve packed on a little stubborn weight – especially around your mid section – then your age might also have something to do with it. 

That’s not a reason to sit back and accept it though. You just have to work that much harder to keep the pounds at bay because an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise won’t sit well with you when you’re older. 

Try to add half an hour of activity to your day, whether that’s in the form of a brisk walk, a gym session or even an at home workout. 

Related: Six simple ways to squeeze more exercise into your day

Also take a look at what you’re eating. Your metabolism slows down as you get older and so you can’t get away with eating like you did in your teens and twenties. 

Portion size is very important as is eating a balanced diet with at least 5-7 portions of fruit and vegetables in it every single day. 

Limit processed foods and sugars too and remember to consistently take your Lumity Day and Night Supplements which are loaded with all-natural minerals and vitamins too.

Dry, dull complexion

If you feel like you’re losing your glow and your skin is dry and flakey, ageing might have something to do with that. As we get older we lose some of our oil glands which can make dry skin even worse and the environmental factors such as cold wind, central heating and even long hot baths can further dry it out too. 

Unfortunately dry skin can make you look older than your years so it’s important to nourish it and this means moisturising! 

Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil is so enriching you don’t have to use moisturiser too. But if you decide you need that extra boost then by all means follow up your facial massage with the lightweight oil with a moisturiser too.

It’s also important to drink plenty of water because without it your skin can look dull and will get dehydrated. 

Try to consume at least eight, 8oz glasses of H20 every day.

Drooping skin

Whether it’s around your eyes, your jawline or your cheeks, skin can begin to sag when it looses it’s elasticity. Since the production of collagen and elastin – which keeps your skin plumped up – begins to slow down in your late 20s you’ll likely notice your skin looking less tight.

You can boost your collagen levels though and do many things to keep them at a youthful level. First of all you’ll want to better your lifestyle. So reduce stress, improve your diet, limit sun exposure and get a decent amount of sleep.

Then try adding a supplement such as Lumity Day and Night Supplement to your balanced diet. The three morning and three nighttime capsules contain a plethora of all-natural ingredients including vitamins, A, C and E, zinc and selenium too and these are the best nutrients for helping repair and regenerate collagen.

Veiny hands

More often than not your hands are a tell-tale sign of your age. Even if you have the most youthful of complexions your hands often say something a little different. While you may painstakingly look after the skin on your face, neck and décolletage your digits can get forgotten about. Also loss of collagen can make the veins on your hands stand out more because the skin is weaker and thinner. 

So ensure you pay proper attention to the skin on your hands and regularly moisturise them and don’t forget the sunscreen either. Age spots can spring up on your skin, including the backs of your hands too so try to keep them at bay with SPF as well.

If you found this article interesting then you may also like to read what this top London doctor says really causes wrinkles and learn how to smooth sagging neck skin without surgery.

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