Which Parts of Our Body Age the Fastest

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 13, 2014
Quick Bites

  • Parts of the body that are most exposed to sun age faster.
  • The skin of the hands loses its elasticity as a result of wear and tear.
  • The face, as time passes, tends to lose volume with time.
  • Sun protection creams can help one to prevent ageing faster.

Age is a curse upon humankind. Everything seems to be just fine until the first wrinkle shows, or the first strand of hair begins to show a hint of gray. Do you know which parts of the human body ages the fastest?

AgeingThe most difficult thing to deal with is old age; humans do not like getting old. There is even sadder news; some of your body parts begin to age even before you hit that age in terms of years. By the time you are 25 years old you will hear 10 year olds calling you uncle or aunty, and it is sad, it is depressing. Before long, you will realise that you no longer have that charm, you no longer look that young, and you will be visiting supermarkets to get the latest pill or the magic potion to make you look younger. Here are the parts of your body that age the fastest. You might want to note here that when talking about parts of your body, anything that has to do with your skin will age faster than any of your body parts.


The Neck and Décolletage

Your neck and your décolletage are the two parts of your body that are most exposed to the sun. Now sun does have harmful ultraviolet rays that can damage your neck and décolletage. Also, you should know that the skin around your neck is thinner than that of your face and therefore it tends to age faster. Use sunscreen lotions and moisturisers everyday on these two body parts.

Your Hands

Have you seen an old person’s hands? They look like paper, and are wrinkled and soft, and this is precisely because your hands lose elasticity, fat and volume. The fatty layer that is there on your hand during your younger days tends to disappear and leaves your hands more translucent and thus they look shrivelled. Once again you should apply sunscreen and moisturiser on your hands.

Your Face

When you age, your face loses volume, then clumps up and tends to shift downwards. Therefore, you will see that those features that were once round would now sink, most notably the eyes, and the skin that once was smooth and tight will now begin to loosen and would sag. Once again here your face is the most exposed to sunlight and therefore causes sun spots and ageing. Therefore people who are old are found to have fine wrinkles around their eyes and lips. You could exfoliate on a regular basis and use an anti ageing cream. Also, use sunscreen lotions every day.

One of the best ways for you to take care of your body so that it does not age faster is to use sun protection creams and moisturiser your body every day.




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