Aging is a natural part of life. People expect to experience signs of aging later on in their life when they are 40-60 years old. And no matter how much they pray hard to avoid it, they know that it is inevitable. If you are one of those people who feel that they are not lucky enough to avoid signs of aging, you should actually feel good about yourself.

Why? Well, that’s because there are people who have it much harder than you. How? Well, some people fall victim to aging at an early age, around 20 to 30 years old. How would you know that you are already starting to age? What are the signs that you should look out for? Well, here are some of them:

1.)    Sun Spots

Sunspots may be one of the symptoms of premature aging, but many people would often mistake it as a side effect of too much sun exposure. Sometimes, the effect of premature aging is so subtle that you would need a magnifying glass to see it, but whether you like it or not, it is there. Have you noticed the discoloration in your skin and arms? Or those little brown spots on your skin? That is what we are talking about.

To counteract this premature aging sign, there are some products that you can use. Experts recommend using products that contain either hydroquinone or retinol or both. Both of these ingredients help to speed up the turnover of skin cells, minimizing the visibility of sunspots.

2.)    Small Fine Lines

If you love applying makeup, it is very easy for you to spot those small yet visible fine lines surrounding the eyes since makeup tends to settle into them. This is acceptable if you are already in your 50’s, but if you are just in your 30’s, this can be a cause for concern. To help soften the appearance of these fine lines, you can try using at-home glycolic acid face peel to remove the patchy and dull cells on the surface of our skin, reducing its appearance. While waiting for the treatments to work, you can minimize the visibility of fine lines by using liquid makeup instead of the powdered ones.

3.)    Fatty Deposits On The Eyes

It is normal to have puffy eyes from time to time, but drooping eyelids are an entirely different story. If you are suffering from this condition at an early age, then it is time for you to switch to a healthier lifestyle. Experts recommend ditching processed foods and opting for fresh and healthy foods instead. One of the best foods that can help you address this problem is celery as it contains the anti-inflammatory agent called polyacetylene that helps to flush out toxins from the body.

4.)    Skin Dullness

Skin dullness is the result of the rate of cell turnover that slows down when we age. If you are experiencing these symptoms of premature aging, it signifies that you are not taking good care of your skin well. To eliminate flaky and dry skin, you can try facial peels that can promote skin cell turnover. If your skin is too sensitive for this treatment, the next best thing that you can try is to use a facial scrub on a regular basis.

5.)    Puffy Eyes

Dark circles and puffy eyes are common problems as we age. But nowadays, it seems as if even the younger generation is falling victim to this sign of aging. This is because of the unhealthy lifestyle that we all lead. Lack of sleep and too much alcohol consumption are the usual causes of this so cutting back on alcohol and getting enough sleep are some of the things that you can do to address this.

In addition to that, you can also easily get rid of swelling in the eye area by applying a cold compress to it. Doing so can help to evenly distribute the lymphatic build up underneath your eyes which cause swelling and dark circles. Oh, and one more thing, please avoid rubbing your eyes if you wish to avoid dark circles and most especially, wrinkles.

Yes, premature aging is not a myth, and it can happen to anyone so it can happen to you and there are plenty of reasons why it will. Some of these may include stress, genetics, your lifestyle and many more. If you wish to avoid it, we highly recommend that you start doing your research as early as now!