Aging skin starts in mid 20’s. When collagen & elastin production slows down, the skin then lacks of firmness and resilience. Cell turnover may decrease slightly so the complexion becomes dull and lifeless. There are also numerous external factors causing aging which includes sun exposure, smoking, repetitive facial expressions or poor nutrition and stress.
The natural treatment for the aging skin includes using the antioxidants. Antioxidant including vitamins A-C-E is renowned for protecting the damaged cells. Antioxidants are available in the cream, ointments, lotion and supplement forms. Some people use the cream containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) as a natural exfoliator for the skin to minimize dark spots and wrinkles. In addition, you can avoid aging by avoiding sun exposure during the peak period 10 am to 3 pm. As well as wearing SPF everyday, and maintain a healthy skin look.
Your skin color comes from a natural pigment called “melanin”. Melanin offers some amount of sun protection by absorbing the ultraviolet light. Hence, the darker skin will be less sensitive to the sun comparing to the fair skin.
As white skin is associated with status, belief and self image, in some cultures many people try to whiten their skin. However, skin whitening can be harmful. There are so many skin whitening and skin bleaching products that contain toxic chemicals which is Hydroquinone and mercury. This is because afterwards, the skin will be very extremely sensitive to sunburn and eventually develops melasma.
There are natural ways of skin-lightening treatments. For example, using the melanin-inhibiting ingredients along with sunscreen and a prescription retinoid (vitamin A). In addition, doing the regular exfoliations to shed off the dead skin cells, making the skin looks brighter and healthier. Or some severe case, do the laser peel with the skin specialist.