Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and dark spots are all signs of visible aging. There are two types of skin aging: intrinsic, which happens naturally over time, and extrinsic, which is a result of external factors like sun exposure, pollution, smoking, alcohol use and other lifestyle choices. Mild facial wrinkling, expression lines, and dry, sensitive skin are likely a result of intrinsic aging. Extrinsic factors are thought to be responsible for 85% of visible aging, with sun exposure being the leading cause. The suns damaging rays breakdown the skins support structure, leading to discoloration of the skin, wrinkles, sagging and, in some cases, even cancer.
When treating visible facial aging, you’ll want to use products that treat both existing conditions and also protect the skin from future damage.