7. Dark Circles under the Eyes
Another of the earliest visible signs of aging can be seen in and around your eyes. The delicate skin around your eyes is extremely thin and becomes even thinner with age. Also, loss of fat and collagen due to aging makes the skin more translucent, making the blood vessels under the eyes more visible.
This change in texture and poor collagen production results in dark circles under the eyes, which can make you look older than your actual age.
At the same time, genetics, sun exposure, pollutants and lack of sleep can also cause dark circles under the eyes.
- Before going to bed each night, apply a little almond oil or shea butter on the dark circles and gently massage it into the skin.
- You can also soak cotton eye pads in rose water and put them on your closed eyelids for about 15 minutes, twice daily.
8. Large Pores
Pores are tiny openings on the surface of the skin that tend to become bigger and more prominent with age. While tighter, smaller pores make the skin look young and healthier, large and open pores make the skin look aged.
As you get older and collagen production declines, it causes the pores to lose elasticity and widen. Apart from aging, prolonged sun exposure, genetics, stress and a poor skin care routine also contribute to large pores.
- Ice helps shrink large pores due to its skin-tightening effect. You can bundle some ice in a piece of cloth and rub it on the affected skin for 5 minutes, a few times a day.
- Also, you can apply diluted apple cider vinegar (to dilute, mix it with an equal amount of water) on your skin to reduce large pores and restore the skin’s pH balance. Do this 2 or 3 times a week.