How to Know Whether or Not You're Aging Well

Woman smiling in living room How to Know Whether or Not You're Aging Well

If you want to reduce signs of aging, it's a good idea to invest in cosmetic dermatology services. Unfortunately, it can be tough to determine whether your skin is aging well all on your own. If you're not sure whether your skin is aging well, here are a few signs to look out for.

How to Tell Your Skin Is Aging Poorly

Your Skin Looks Dull and Dry

Dull and dry skin is a sign that your skin cell turnover isn't happening as efficiently as it should be. As we age, our skin is no longer able to shed dead skin cells as effectively. As a result, dead skin can build up and decrease luminosity. It can also contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles if you're not careful. Fortunately, treatments like chemical peels and dermaplaning can help you more effectively manage skin cell turnover and maintain a bright, even complexion.

You're Seeing Age Spots on Your Skin

While spots like freckles and moles on the skin are totally normal, age spots and liver spots can be a sign of premature skin aging. If you're still young and seeing these spots on your skin, it could be a sign that you've had too much sun exposure since liver and age spots are common on sun damaged skin. Although these spots are a natural part of aging, wearing sunscreen and protecting yourself from UVA and UVB rays is the best way to prevent them from forming prematurely.

The Skin on Your Body Appears Leathery

It's natural for your skin's moisture and collagen levels to deplete as you age, but certain lifestyle choices can bring on these changes much more quickly if you're not careful. Again, sun exposure is the main culprit behind this sign of poor skin aging. Sunscreen and other means of sun protection are key to avoiding premature signs of aging like this! In addition, smoking can contribute to a leathery skin texture.

You're Seeing Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. That being said, most people don't start seeing deep wrinkles on their skin until their 40s, though fine lines and wrinkles can start appearing as early as 20 for some people. Excessive sun exposure, smoking, and other bad skin habits may contribute to the formation of wrinkles earlier in life. If you're in your early 30s and seeing deeper wrinkles form around your mouth and forehead, it's a good sign that it's time to seek intervention. Treatments like Botox injections, chemical peels, and microneedling can help reduce signs of premature facial wrinkles so you can age more gracefully.

Your Lips Are Thinning

As we age, we produce less collagen and lose fat around our faces, especially. Fortunately, soft tissue fillers like Juvederm can help increase lip volume while maintaining a natural look. It's also a good idea to use a lip balm with SPF in it to further protect your lips from signs of premature aging.


Dealing with signs of premature aging can be tough. If you're concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, set up a consultation with our team at North Pacific Dermatology today.

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