8 Skin Conditions That Pop Up After You Turn 45

6. DULLER SKIN

“Dullness is caused by the same things that cause crepey-ness: Sun damage and breakdown of the collagen and elastin fibers. Cell turnover slows with age; the juicy water-filled cells and supporting environment dries out, and once-rubbery fibers get brittle. A rich daily moisturizer alone can make a big difference here, helping to rehydrate the surface layers and seal in any water trying to evaporate through the skin. Retinoids like Retin-A help return cells to a more youthful juiciness and turnover rate (though excessive use can actually lead to drying and peeling). Lasers can trigger rejuvenation, freshness, and new collagen.”

  • rebecca huff

    why do we have to click 9 times to read the article? Why not let us read it all on one page. No thanks! won’t be reading!

  • Tired Gramma

    I laugh ruefully when I read articles like these. Only the very rich and pampered women can even think about anti-aging help like this. The rest of us, well we go to the drugstore shelf and buy lots of hope in jars….. LOL and it DOES pay, no matter what, to take care of yourself. The BIGGEST thing is stay OUT of that SUN. don’t smoke! use butter, coconut oil, trust me, your skin will look better for it. The one thing I wish wish I could have done is to lift my eye area… you know, the skin is falling over my eyelids? What will later? I won’t see for the skin folds? ha