Flabby skin, wrinkles and pigmentation spots: everyone gets involved in getting older. It is not very sexy, but unfortunately inevitable. Skin aging is a natural process that we can not stop or stop. But what we can happily do is slow down the skin aging process.

Skin aging: healing is better than prevention

Many people think that you should use a wrinkle cream at the first wrinkles. This is certainly not true, here is true “prevention is better than cure”. In fact, if you start taking care of your skin from the age of forty, you are already too late.

Once the wrinkles are there, no cream or other natural solution can help you get rid of those wrinkles. That is why it is important to start with an anti-aging treatment routine between the age of 20 and 30. In that age phase, the aging process starts, even though the signs are only visible around your fortieth.

Causes of skin aging

How fast your skin shows signs of aging depends on your behavior and your genes.

Skin aging is a natural process

When aging, a number of processes in the skin change. The epidermis becomes thinner and the number of blood vessels in the skin becomes smaller. The production of collagen decreases, causing the skin to lose its elasticity. This causes wrinkles. Sebaceous glands also cause less and less sebum, which ensures dry skin . Dry skin is more sensitive to wrinkles and spots. Pigment spots are caused by the pigment cells becoming less well distributed over the skin as they age. This creates lighter and darker spots. Genetic factors play a major role in skin aging: one skin gets old faster than the other.

Sunlight and smoking

It is generally known that too much sunlight on the skin is bad. You can get cancer from the UV rays in sunlight, but these rays also ensure faster skin aging. This is because the UV radiation in sunlight damages connective tissue and elastin fibers, causing wrinkles to form more quickly. Substances that smokers receive through cigarette smoke have the same effect.

Slow down the skin aging process

You can not stop the skin aging process but slow down. You do this by starting on time with the right care and a healthy lifestyle.

Anti-wrinkle creams

Begin between your twentieth and thirtieth years of age by smearing anti-wrinkle cream. There are also day and night creams with an anti-wrinkle element in them. So you do not have to have too many different creams on your bedside table

Watch out with the sun

Do not go too far in the sun, and always rub yourself with a good sunscreen that has the right factor for your skin. Always lubricate yourself after sunbathing with an after sun and / or a moisturizing body lotion.

Drink enough

Drink about 2 liters of fluid a day and eat a lot of fruit, vegetables and fiber-rich products. Fruits rich with fiber such as avocado provides healthy skin. Salmon is also a good option for fiber rich foods.

Limit unhealthy behavior

Avoid stress, cigarettes, drugs and alcohol as much as possible.

Prevent skin aging with a cosmetic procedure

There are various cosmetic procedures that stimulate the skin to renew and rejuvenate itself. The best known interventions are below.

Chemical peeling

With a chemical peel the upper skin layer is removed. After this peeling the skin recovers and looks like ‘reborn’: fresher and younger. This treatment is good for reducing wrinkles, imperfections, sun damage and acne scars. It is also sometimes possible to treat precursor skin cancer with a peeling.


Dermabrasion is suitable for treating small wrinkles, tattoos, superficial scars as a result of, for example, acne, and minor damage to the skin.


A facelift can help to reverse signs of aging. Such as wrinkles and lines in the face, or sagging cheeks and folds in the neck.

A less intrusive form of a facelift is an S-lift , also called MACS-lift. The S-lift is used in particular for the somewhat milder symptoms of aging.
The above treatments are not intended for people who still have firm and healthy skin. In principle, people under the age of 30 are therefore not treated. If you are older, and consider a treatment, it is wise to remember that the above treatments always carry a certain risk. Wrinkles may not be beautiful, but they are also not bad for health. The question is whether you personally have a lot of problems with it. You do well not to think too lightly about a treatment, and to weigh up the advantages and potential disadvantages.