The 7 Signs of Aging Skin

Youthful, glowing skin is something we all want to maintain for as long as possible.

Understanding how to recognise – and avoid – the signs of aging skin is crucial for achieving this goal.

What are the top seven signs of aging skin?

The way your skin ages will depend on your lifestyle, your genetics and your habits.

Look out for these seven common signs of aging skin so you can begin to fight them as early as possible:

The 7 Signs of Aging Skin

  • 1. Age spots

    As you age, your melanocytes (pigment cells) multiply more quickly and can cluster together to form age spots.

    Age spots will most likely appear on areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun the most, like the back of your hands.

  • 2. Sagging skin

    Your skin produces less elastin and collagen over time. Without high levels of these, your skin can’t remain firm and strong and is more likely to sag.

    Gravity and gaining and losing weight can also stretch your skin and cause it to sag.

  • 3. Dull skin tone

    When dead skin cells build up on your face your youthful glow is compromised and your skin tone can appear dull.

    Your skin renewal decreases about 7% every 10 years, which means fewer new skin cells to combat dull sk

  • 4. Lines and wrinkles

    As your skin loses moisture, elastin and collagen, wrinkles can appear. The areas of your face that move the most, like your eyes and mouth, are particularly prone to wrinkles.

    Smoking and excessive sun exposure can also speed up the formation of wrinkles.
  • 5. Dry skin

    Your skin doesn't produce as much natural moisture as you get older. This can cause the uppermost layers of your skin dry out.

    Sun damage and decreased cell activity can all also cause dry skin over time.

  • 6. Thin skin

    The lower layer of your epidermis slows its rate of cell production as you age.

    This process thins out your epidermis and dermis and makes your skin more prone to wrinkles.

7. Skin that easily bruises

Your blood vessel walls become weaker and thinner over time. Weak blood vessel walls are easier to break and cause bruising.