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The 7 Body Parts That Age The Fastest

August 2, 2013 by Jenn Rice
shefinds | beauty


Hair: "Anyone older than 30 will eventually have finer, thinner hair," says Michael Lorin Reed, M.D., a New York City dermatologist. That being said, 50% of women at some point in their lives will suffer female-pattern hair loss, a genetic and hormonal condition causing sparseness around the crown. Preventative tip: Anti-aging haircare is a new trend on the market. Opt for washing your hair with an anti-aging-specific shampoo and conditioner. We love this Alterna Haircare line.


Hands: Dr. John F. Farella, a plastic surgeon based in New York, relayed that when you get older, your hands lose volume, fat and elasticity. The fatty layer on your hands disappears, leaving your hands more translucent and shriveled looking. Preventative tip: Always apply sunscreen to your hands since they are always exposed to the elements. Also, apply a hand cream at night and sleep in gloves several times a week. Try Goldfaden MD Hands to Heart Anti-aging Plus Brightening Treatment ($38).




Elbows: The skin over your elbows is forced to bend and stretch all the time, causing the skin to become scaly, cracked and wrinkled-looking. Preventative tip: Regularly exfoliate with a scrub or body brush and keep the elbow area moisturized at all times.


Neck & décolletage: These are 2 of the most sun-exposed parts of your body, so it's more prone to UVA/UVB damage. The skin around your neck is also thinner than the skin on your face, so it ages faster. Preventative Tip: Use the same anti-aging creams and moisturizers on your decolletage as you do on your face, in addition to applying sunscreen everyday.


Neck & décolletage: These are 2 of the most sun-exposed parts of your body, so it's more prone to UVA/UVB damage. The skin around your neck is also thinner than the skin on your face, so it ages faster. Preventative tip: Use the same anti-aging creams and moisturizers on your decolletage as you do on your face, in addition to applying sunscreen everyday.


Feet: Did you know your feet actually enlarge and flatten out with age? The tendons and ligaments lose elasticity and don't hold the joints together as well. You'll also start to experience dry, cracked heels and calluses more often. Preventative tip: Pamper your feet with a foot mask and keep them moisturized at all times. Try this Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Intensive Conditioning Foot Mask ($20), which exfoliates and conditions.


Feet: Did you know your feet actually enlarge and flatten out with age? The tendons and ligaments lose elasticity and don't hold the joints together as well. You'll also start to experience dry, cracked heels and calluses more often. Preventative tip: Pamper your feet with a foot mask and keep them moisturized at all times. Try this Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Intensive Conditioning Foot Mask ($20), which exfoliates and conditions.


Knees: Saggy knees will give away your real age. Just like the elbows, the skin over the knees is stretches out and bent repeatedly, so over time becomes cracked, dry and saggy. Preventative tip: Apply Vaseline or Shea Butter on and around the knee area before bed and wear a pair of long socks that cover the knees to keep the product from running off on your sheets.


Face: With age, fat in the face loses volume, clumps up, and shifts downward, so features that were formerly round may sink, and skin that was smooth and tight gets loose and sags. Your face is also exposed to sunlight, which causes sun spots and aging. Preventative tip: Regularly exfoliate and use a great anti-aging cream, along with applying sunscreen everyday. We can't get enough of this Phytomer XMF Perfection Youth Cream ($230).


 

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