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Can someone tell me if this is premature aging or not?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Wrinkle TreatmentCan someone tell me if this is premature aging or not?
A patient asked 2 years ago

I am a little worried because in the past couple of months these fine lines have been appearing on my forehead, upper eyelid area and near the crows feet. I look into the mirror and get a little depressed because I worry that I’m doomed to look 50 by 30. Currently I am only 23 years old. Can someone please tell me what could be happening? I have an appointment with the dermatologist in a week. Routine: I have been applying sunscreen in the past few months and I use origins age skin guardian underneath. I do have bad anxiety and worry that it’s due to that that my skin may be declining.

1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 2 years ago

Premature Aging

 
Hi and thank you for your question! Aging is a continuous process that starts as we set foot into this world but at times, we might become more aware of its signs and get too much worried about it. It is most likely that the lines you are worried about have been there for some time but you might have noticed them more than before. Regardless, you are absolutely on the right path with applying sunblocks and visiting your dermatologist for a check. Sun rays are by far the leading cause of skin aging and adequate and continuous sun protection is the key. Please make sure you are using a high-quality broad-spectrum sunblock with SPF 30+ and make sure you are using it properly – applying well before you go out, use a generous amount, use every day even if it’s cloudy and renew several times during the day. Other lifestyle choices will also help to maintain healthy skin (and healthy body): a good diet rich in vitamins and healthy food and low in sugars, moderation in alcohol, getting enough sleep, avoiding smoking and minimizing stress, etc. Fine lines on the face at this stage can often be controlled with skincare products including Retin-A products (preferably used at night only and in moderation). I hope it helps and good luck!

 


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