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Whether you're in your 20's, 50's or somewhere in between, aging skin is caused by changes in the deeper layers of the skin resulting from UV damage, collagen loss, less active sebaceous glands and a decrease in skin cell turnover.  These are the 7 signs generally accepted:

1. Fine lines and wrinkles

2. Uneven skin tone

3. Loss of elasticity/sagging

4. Age/sun spots

5. Dull complexion

6. Uneven skin texture

7. Enlarged pores

Some of these changes are intrinsic – a result of the passage of time or genetics – things over which we have little or no control.  Other signs of aging are due to extrinsic factors such as unprotected sun exposure, poor diet or neglecting the basics of skin care like cleansing and moisturizing each night. Thankfully, we can exert some influence over extrinsic factors.

Regardless of why your skin ages, there are happily many products and active ingredients that we can use to minimize the signs of aging:
•Retinoids: It is certainly no secret that retinoids are the stars in the world of anti-aging skin care. Retinoids get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, unclog pores so that they are less visible, lighten dark spots, exfoliate, eliminate blemishes and increase the production of collagen. Is there anything that retinoids cannot do? If you're looking for a gentle way to introduce retinoids to your skin, consider [Link Removed] .

When it comes to aging skin, we may not be able to stop the hands of time but being able to slow them down is a pretty good alternative.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti-aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].
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