7 Skin Problems We ALL Face & How To Deal With Them!
Simar RanaLifestyle Editor, POPxo
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What a woman needs and her concerns for her skin changes with each passing year beginning with her twenties. No matter how old a woman is - early twenties or late fifties - she deserves to always have beautiful, healthy-looking skin! In the world that we will live in, many factors accelerate our skin's natural ageing process. Here are a few signs of ageing and how to deal with them!
1. Rough texture
Exposure to the sun, dust, pollution and other environmental factors can take a toll on our skin, showing up in the form of rough and uneven skin texture. Facial skin is more delicate and therefore more prone to damage than the skin on the rest of our body. However, rough texture is not something that can’t be reversed. Cleansing, exfoliating and thorough moisturizing can help revitalize your complexion. Add to that plenty of water and a healthy diet, and you will have smooth and soft skin in no time!
2. Fine lines and wrinkles
Women in India experience wrinkles that are deeper and also start appearing sooner, according to a research conducted by Olay. The real reasons behind this have not been completely understood, but it goes without saying that wrinkles and fine lines are issues that need prevention and treatment. After all, who doesn’t want ever glowing and fresh-looking skin? Using products that have Niacinamide and Vitaniacin helps in rejuvenating skin and fighting signs of ageing. We recommend using Olay Total Effects Day Cream with SPF for skin that is radiant and looks young!
3. The appearance of prominent pores
Pores are more prominent when they are enlarged or clogged with oil. While permanently shrinking large pores is not always possible, there are a number of ways to make them less visible. As we grow older, damage caused by the sun and reduced skin elasticity can cause our pores to appear larger. Regular exfoliation, gentle scrubbing and cleansing is the only way forward if you want to get rid of prominent or enlarged pores.
4. Uneven skin tone
As we women move into our late 20s and 30s, and our lives only begin to get more hectic with the balancing of home and work, our skin begins to give way too. UV-rays exposure and pollution along with our already stressful schedules don’t help our cause. These factors contribute towards our skin becoming dull and less radiant and often lead to dark spots and uneven skin tone. These are the very first visible signs of our skin ageing. However, dark spots and uneven skin tone are not something one cannot deal with. If handled with care and caution, the radiance of your skin can be brought back!
5. Age spots
Dark spots, age spots or pigmentation can occur due to many reasons. Sun damage, dietary or nutritional deficiencies and lack of antioxidants are a few of them. Pigmentation is one of the first signs of ageing, followed by dryness and deep lines later in life. There are ways to deal with age spots. One of the easiest and most effective ways is to use skin products that gradually lighten these spots. Try the Olay Total Effects Anti-Ageing Serum. This fast-absorbing and non-greasy serum delivers the highest concentration of VitaNiacin* to provide 7 anti-ageing benefits for visibly younger-looking skin!
6. Surface dullness
Surface dullness is one of the many signs of ageing as well. Many modern day stresses along with environmental factors cause dullness. A healthy diet, good skin care products, regular facials, plenty of water, ample sleep and regular exercise are some ways to deal with dullness. A good quality foam cleanser is a great option to use. It gently works on the skin to remove dirt, makeup and excess oil without drying out one’s skin and works actively to lift away dull surface skin.
Owing to the environment and weather conditions that we live in, retaining moisture becomes much harder for our skin. Our skin barrier is fragile and can only take so much. Essential moisture that is integral for maintaining healthy skin is lost every day, making the skin more sensitive to the environment. This leads to our skin becoming dry and often losing its glow. External ageing factors, such as UV exposure and pollution, have higher chances of creeping in sooner when we let our skin barrier or the very top layer of our skin become weak and dry. While drinking plenty of water is essential to keep your skin hydrated, it is also important to treat your skin to the right products to maintain its health and ensure that it does not lose its luminosity. We would suggest you try using a hydrating night cream that nourishes and also progressively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for younger looking skin while you sleep.
*VitaNiacin™ is a unique patented combination of Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) and Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) – a powerful ingredient combination that actively helps strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, penetrates the skin’s outer layers to fight multiple signs of skin ageing.
* This is a sponsored post for Olay. Olay, the World’s No.1 Female Facial Skincare Brand, is committed to delivering the most effective skin care solutions for all women, no matter what her age or skin concerns are.
Olay conducted a Global Skin Study, to discover the main skin care concerns for specific ethnicities. Specifically focusing on Indian women’s skin,key findings have led Olay to new insights which will allow for a more targeted approach to anti-ageing skin care for women in India.