Our skin undergoes a variety of alterations as we grow older. How the skin ages depends on a variety of variables. Our lifestyle, diet, hereditary, and other personal behaviors (smoking or drinking alcohol) play a huge part. The principal cause of skin damage is exposure to the sun. Skin damage due to the sun is because of the ultraviolet light (UV), which breaks down the skin’s elastic tissue (elastin). This causes the skin to stretch, sag, wrinkle, become blotchy, often with precancerous growths and even skin cancer.
Similarly, the loss of fatty tissue between the skin and the muscle, tension, gravity, and obesity are the other factors leading to skin aging. These and other skin issues that a person can face with increasing age are discussed in the blog.
Skin begins to wrinkle over time. Stuff in the atmosphere, like the UV rays, can make the skin less elastic. Gravity, too, can cause sagging and wrinkling of the skin. Certain habits like smoking can also cause wrinkles in the skin. Many arguments are made on making the wrinkles go away, but many of them are not working in reality. Some procedures can be harmful and uncomfortable, sometimes requiring highly-experienced doctors. If a person is concerned about wrinkles, then they must consult a dermatologist. A dermatologist may prescribe skin treatment ranging from creams to Botox, depending upon various factors.
Dry skin and itching
Older people often suffer from dry spots on their skin on their lower legs, knees, and lower …