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What are the signs of aging skin?

Normal skin aging can encompass a number of changes to the texture, tone, and thickness of skin. How quickly or slowly these changes happen can vary greatly from person to person. Common signs of skin aging include:
  • wrinkles
  • sagging
  • thinning
  • loss of subcutaneous fat
  • rough, leathery appearance
  • decreased pigmentation such as pale, sallow complexion, and dark circles under the eyes
  • uneven pigmentation such as blotchiness, discoloration, and ruddiness
  • uneven texture
  • increased dryness
  • easier bruising and tearing
  • increase in broken blood vessels
  • increase in spots and blemishes such as age spots, freckles, moles, and actinic keratosis
  • slower wound healing

Although some causes of skin aging are biological and inevitable, lifestyle does play a role.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.