Aging can have some great benefits. You can gain valuable life experience, make some wonderful memories and maybe even spoil your grandchildren one day. But one downside to aging is looking your age — changing skin is an unavoidable part of growing older. However, you can slow — or sometimes even reverse — the signs of aging skin with a few simple changes to your daily skin care routine.
As you age, your skin loses its elasticity, becomes more fragile and appears thin and dull. Wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and growths, such as skin tags and warts, can also become more common [source: National Institutes of Health]. Changes in your skin are a natural part of aging, but you may be looking for ways to slow this process and keep your skin looking young and healthy.
The good news is that there are many ways you can help prevent the signs of aging by altering your skin care routine and making some simple lifestyle changes. Certain environmental factors increase the signs of aging, and learning how to modify your daily routine to avoid these conditions can help your skin exponentially [source: American Academy of Dermatology].
Although you can't stop the clock, you can slow it down, so read on to learn what to expect from your skin as you age.