What Parts of the Body Show Aging First?

Be Proactive and Intentional About Your Skin Care

When it comes to our skincare, our face regimen is often what we think of first. However, there are other areas of our body that are easy to neglect, but that actually show some of the first signs of aging. Remembering to be proactive about these areas can help your skin stay youthful and exuberant. It is important to remember that we all go through the aging process, so you are not in this alone. However, there is nothing wrong with taking care of your skin and being proactive about tending to the spots that age first. When you look back, you’ll be happy you didn’t forget to care for these age-prone areas:

  • Hands

This is probably not the first body part you think of when you think of aging, but it makes sense when you think about what your hands do. Your hands are responsible for most of your everyday functions, so it’s natural to expect that they might sustain some wear and tear over time. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to make your nails look younger. This includes using sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher, moisturizing, exfoliating, and treating age spots with lemon juice and over-the-counter topical bleach treatment. If you would like to take an extra step to care for the skin on your hands, we encourage you to look into hand rejuvenation at Novopelle Med Spa.

  • Neck

Because the skin around the neck is thin, it is less able to retain moisture, which leads to dryness and signs of aging. Another reason that the neck tends to age so quickly is because the muscles in the neck called platysma muscles tend to separate from one another and loosen. This is the reason for the lines you see on your neck. External factors like smoking and sun damage can also accelerate signs of aging on the neck. Some simple steps you can take to prevent your neck from aging include taking a collagen supplement, exercising regularly, utilizing a high-quality Vitamin C serum, eating fatty foods, exfoliating, using retinol, and getting plenty of sleep.

  • Eyelids

The eyelids typically start to lose strength and elasticity around age 40, and this process only accelerates with age. If you suffer from hooded eyes, which is often an inherited feature, this tends to be one of the first signs of aging as well. The eyelids can also become darker due to changes in blood vessels and surrounding skin as well as hyperpigmentation. Some simple ways to prevent eyelid aging include using a gentle eye makeup remover, doing eyelid exercises, using a hydrating serum, using a collagen-boosting eye cream, using eyeshadows with SPF, and avoiding harsh products around the area. Novopelle Med Spa also offers a variety of anti-aging treatments that can work to address your specific concerns.

  • Elbows and knees

When you are tending to your anti-aging skincare routine, don’t forget to mind your elbows and knees! These areas are prone to showing early signs of aging like dryness, wrinkling, and sagging. Just like any other area of our skin, our elbows and knees are vulnerable to losing collagen and elastin over time. The reason that it tends to be particularly noticeable on the elbows and knees is because it can cause sagging around the joints. To prevent aging around the elbows and knees, we recommend incorporating Hydroxy acids (AHAs) into your skincare regimen. You might also find that exfoliating, adding elbow grease, exercising, and applying self-tanner helps the situation.

You don’t need to feel out of control when it comes to your skincare and aging prevention. Call Novopelle Med Spa at (888) 429-7055 or contact us online to learn more about our anti-aging treatments and take your skincare into your own hands.