Three Signs of Skin Aging and How to Fight Them

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Aging skin can't be avoided in full, but noticing that a client's skin is getting older means you can do something about it. Here are the signs, from DerMend Mature Skin Solution, that mean the skin needs some TLC.

Skin that looks thinner than usual. “The most frequent cause of thin, fragile skin is aging. With each passing year, the surface layer of your skin thins and loses some of its elasticity. The levels of collagen, elastin, and fatty tissue, which are important for making skin appear plump and youthful, begin to diminish in the deeper layers of the skin,” said Helen Torok, M.D. and dermatologist at Trillium Creek Dermatology (multiple locations, OH).

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, sunscreen and moisturizer should be used daily to prevent the signs of aging. Tretinoin, a prescription version of vitamin A is also an option. It treats fine wrinkles and protects the skin against UV exposure. For those without a prescription, retinol is another version of vitamin A, and it is found in anti-aging products, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. 

Other ingredients that treat aging, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, include: citric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, stabilized vitamin C, and tartaric acid. 
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