As we age, our cell regeneration slows down, resulting in premature aging. Slower cell regeneration can cause wrinkles, sunspots, and fragile skin which cause premature face aging and skin sagging. It is impossible to stop aging completely, but there are ways to prevent signs of premature aging. Here are some signs of premature aging from our dermatologists in South Florida.

·       Dry or Itchy Skin

·       Hair Loss or

·       Hyper-pigmentation

·       Visible Veins

·       Wrinkles

If you notice these skin conditions, first speak with a dermatologist. Our board–certified dermatologists in Wellington can help determine if these signs of premature aging are a result of a health condition. Our team evaluates and treats skin related symptoms with high-quality dermatology treatments.

Factors that Cause Premature Aging

There are many factors that you may not know that can prematurely age your skin including your daily routine. Below are factors that can negatively affect your skin and cause premature aging.

·       Environment

Environmental factors such as pollution or poor air quality can negatively affect your skin.

·       Excessive Alcohol or Caffeine Intake

Excessive alcohol and caffeine intake will dehydrate your body and cause your skin to sag. Without hydration, your skin will lose its elasticity to keep it from aging.  

·       Lack of Sleep

Cell regeneration occurs during sleep, so if you are noticing skin sagging, it can result from a lack of sleep. Make it a goal to sleep for at least 7 hours.  

·       Poor Diet

·       Smoking or Vaping

Inhaling smoke from cigarettes or vapes negatively exposes your skin to toxins and causes premature aging. Our dermatology professionals recommend quitting smoking for a more youthful look.

·       Stress

·       Sun or UV Ray Exposure

Those tanning beds may be doing more harm than good for your skin. Excessive sun or UV ray exposure can damage skin cells and cause wrinkles.

How to Prevent Premature Aging?

Implementing healthy daily habits can help prevent premature aging.

·       Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

·       Implement a Nighttime Beauty Routine

·       Managing Stress

·       Moisturize Frequently

·       Wear Sunscreen or a Hat

Talk to a Doctor or Dermatologist

Talking to a dermatologist has many benefits. Not only can dermatologists diagnose and treat medical or surgical dermatology conditions, but also can consult a plan to improve your skin and prevent premature aging. At DCSI, we are driven by excellence and treating any medical, surgical, or cosmetic treatment that you may need or want. If you are searching for quality dermatology services, seek the board-certified professionals at our Wellington and Delray Beach locations.   For a consultation or to learn more about the services we offer, contact or call our South Florida Dermatology offices to schedule an appointment.

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