Aging is one of those inevitable life events that we all try to avoid. The older we get the more our bodies begin to mature and change. Those smile lines turn to wrinkles and metabolisms start to slow. Sometimes these signs of body maturity present sooner than expected or sooner than your age might suggest, and this is called premature aging.
This article is going to cover the most common signs and symptoms of premature aging so that you can keep your eyes out for them. It’s near impossible to completely avoid all the premature signs of aging, but science is always improving the ways you can manage them and limit their impact on your life. Let’s jump into it!
Those smile lines and dimples you sported growing up will likely turn to wrinkles. But listen, this is the natural aging process of the skin and it occurs because your skin starts to decrease its production of collagen. Collagen gives skin its elastic properties, hence why wrinkles form when this process starts to slow.
Wrinkles are most common in areas with frequently used muscles such as the forehead, mouth, and eyes. They can also develop from exposure to the sun, and from dehydration. While there’s no definitive age that sets the standard for premature wrinkles, some believe it’s typical to start noticing them in your 30s. Healthline says this is because your 30s are usually when collagen production starts to decrease.