There’s no getting around it. As the years pass by, our bodies begin to show age. Many of us try to combat the passage of time with anti-aging skin care regimens and by making sure our faces maintain a youthful glow. Many times in doing so, though, we neglect the rest of our bodies. The face isn’t the only place that shows age, and in many cases, the rest of our bodies can giveaway the number of candles on our last birthday cake regardless of how young the visage appears.
We’ve put together a list of four age giveaway zones to help you determine other places on your body for focused anti-aging skin care. Take care of these areas and you just might be able to celebrate your 29th birthday over and over again.
It’s no surprise that our hands often show age first. This delicate skin is constantly exposed to the elements – just think about how many times you’ve washed your hands in hot water or gone outside without gloves. As a result hands are likely to experience thinning skin and sun damage as you age, often before other parts of the body.
You can keep your paws looking youthful by applying sunscreen to the back of your hands and keeping them well moisturized. Revision Skin Care’s Lumiquin has great anti-aging ingredients for younger looking hands.
It’s true that you’re never fully dressed without a smile. In fact, studies have shown that a happy grin can even make you appear younger. The lips and mouth, though, can give away your true age by volume loss, pucker lines, frown lines and other folds.
Treatments like Botox and dermal fillers can help keep the skin around your mouth looking young and fresh. You can also take preventative action by using products like Avené Cold Cream Lip Balm which help keep lips hydrated as it heals, restores, and protects them.
3. Décolleté and Chest
Your delicate décolleté area isn’t immune to aging, either. Many women begin to notice signs of time like crepey skin, age spots and wrinkles on their chest and cleavage areas, as this skin likely hasn’t been shielded from the sun like the face.
Consider using a lotion with AHAs to gently exfoliate this skin. It’s also important to be diligent about sunscreen going forward to prevent further damage. If you’re concerned about sagging, loose skin that needs to be tightened and lifted, ask us about Ultherapy.
Many women fear the dreaded turkey neck, as it’s one of the biggest tells of a lady’s (or gentleman’s) age. This is often one of the first places to show age as the skin here is thinner than the skin on the face and likely hasn’t been treated to the same care as delicate facial skin.
If your skin hasn’t dramatically changed here, you can work towards preventing future damage by treating your neck to the same skincare regimen you use on your face.
Don’t let your body betray your inner child by revealing your true age. Dr. Doppelt and his staff can help you develop a total-body skin care regimen to keep you looking young and feeling confident.