Scientists believe that the rate at which you age depends mainly on external factors and not on genetics. Only 20% of the impact is determined by heredity. A person’s mental age greatly influences their appearance. This is why people of the same age can look younger or older than they really are.
6. Extremely dry skin
Signs of skin aging usually appear after the age of 25, but due to unfavorable factors, they may appear earlier. Over time, these signs become more distinct. In addition to hormonal problems, an unhealthy lifestyle can affect the condition of the skin. An unbalanced diet, neglect of sunscreen, high-stress levels – all of these factors slow down the skin’s renewal process.
How to prevent: make sure your diet is as balanced as possible, with enough vegetables, berries, and foods rich in unsaturated fats, such as nuts, vegetable oils, and seeds.
5. Dark circles that are too pronounced
The thin skin around the eyelids is most exposed to the negative influences of various types of external and internal factors, such as fatigue, lack of sleep, stress, and UV rays. This is why the first signs of aging are often noticeable in this area. The constant work of the muscles around the eyes leads to a rapid loss of skin elasticity.
How to prevent: try to get enough sleep, avoid salty foods, drink more water, and don’t forget to take care of the skin around the eyes every day.
4. Menstrual cycle disorders
An irregular menstrual cycle can be a sign of early menopause. It is considered normal if a woman begins menopause at the age of 46-54. If it occurs before the age of 40, it may be a sign of premature aging of the internal organs.
Symptoms of early menopause include insomnia, fever, chills, seizures, and constant mood swings.
How to prevent: see your gynecologist regularly. Most often, the onset of early menopause is associated with pathologies or surgery of the internal organs of the woman. When you notice the warning signs, it is best to consult a doctor.
3. Physical weakness
If climbing stairs, walking or any other daily activity causes you great difficulty, this may occur not only because you are out of shape and do not exercise regularly, but it may also be a sign of the difference between your true age and your physical age.
After the age of 40, muscle volume begins to decrease. These are natural processes that can be slowed by regular exercise and accelerated by neglecting physical activity.
How to prevent: Choose activities that you enjoy. It can be yoga, dancing, cycling, or anything else you want to do. In everyday life, always try to be active: instead of using the elevator, take the stairs or choose to walk instead of taking a bus.
2. Noticeable hair loss
Loss of 50 to 125 hairs per day is considered normal for a healthy adult. But if you notice more and more hair on your brush and the separation in the middle of your head becomes wider, consult a doctor.
In most cases, signs of premature baldness appear due to hormonal problems. With rapid aging, noticeable hair loss can also be seen in other parts of the body.
How to prevent: choose the right shampoos, try to enrich your diet with products rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and protect your hair from the sun.
1. Sleep disorders
Sleep disorders are not really related to aging, but they are sometimes the result of the influence of aging-related factors.
People over the age of 60 may experience some common physiological changes in their sleep cycle. They may have trouble sleeping through the night. This is due to an age-related increase in cortisol levels, which can cause feelings of anxiety during sleep. Signs of accelerated aging in the body can include sleep problems.
How to prevent: yoga or swimming can help manage stress, and reading a book before bed is more helpful than scrolling through your phone or watching TV.