Sun exposure, genetics and improper lifestyle habits are some of the major causes of premature ageing. The factors can cause your skin to start ageing as early as your 20s (yep!) and the worst part being, you won’t even realise it’s happening. Why? Well, because the visible signs will only start appearing in your 30s and once it does, it’ll take a whole lot of effort to reverse the damage caused.

But fret not, there is a way you can prevent your skin from ageing faster. Simply scroll down to read about five signs that indicate your skin is ageing prematurely and act on them RN!

 

01. Fine lines and wrinkles

01. Fine lines and wrinkles

Usually, fine lines and wrinkles start to appear on the face when you enter your 40s. But if your skin has seen excessive sun exposure, they can appear as early as the mid-30s, indicating that your skin has started to age early. The best way to avoid sun exposure-related early ageing, including the appearance of brown spots, is to make SPF your best friend. A broad-spectrum formulation will help block UVA and UVB rays and keep these ageing signs at bay.

BB picks: Pond’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30

 

02. Dull skin

02. Dull skin

Ageing of the skin inhibits its capacity to naturally shed dead skin cells. As a result, your skin can start looking dull, lacking in the glow that is associated with youthful skin. The slow shedding of dull skin cells can sometimes cause a thin, patchy callus on the surface of your skin. This further stops your skin from breathing. The best way to remedy this is to exfoliate at least twice a week. Instead of overwhelming your skin with physical exfoliants, use chemical ones that are far more effective and suitable for even sensitive skin types.

BB picks: Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant Exfoliant

 

03. Thinning of lips

03. Thinning of lips

Lip care is as crucial as skincare since your lip their plumpness over time with age. This happens because of the lack of collagen production and due to factors like sun damage and smoking. To tackle this, first of all, quit smoking (if you do) and secondly, indulge in proper lip care. Use SPF induced hydrating lip balms to keep your lips hydrated as well as protected from sun damage.

BB picks: Lakme Lip Love Chapstick SPF 15

 

04. Wrinkling of the chest

04. Wrinkling of the chest

Ever wondered why skin experts keep asking you to take your skincare products down to your neck and chest? It is because these areas can get dehydrated and start to show early signs of ageing. It is important to place close attention to these areas too. Invest in body care products to delay ageing signs on your body as well.

BB picks: Vaseline Healthy Bright Sun + Pollution Protection Body Lotion SPF 30

 

05. Veiny hands

05. Veiny hands

Similar to your neck, your hands can also start to show early signs of ageing. Wrinkly, overly veiny hands can be a result of genetics, smoking, alcohol intake, sun damage and even lack of hydration due to constant hand washing. It is said that moist skin is the healthiest skin. As such, keeping your hands constantly nourished can help delay signs of ageing from popping up.

BB picks: Dove Coconut Hand Cream