Dr. Kauvar weighs in with bustle.com on “9 Signs Your Skin is Aging Prematurely.” “The number one factor responsible for premature aging is sun exposure,” says dermatologist Arielle N.B. Kauvar, MD Director, New York Laser & Skin Care. “As skin ages, it no longer exfoliates (sheds the dead cell layer) efficiently. As a result, dead cells build up the skin surface and decrease luminosity and glow, it’s like having a thin callus on the skin surface.”
“Many age-related changes take place in the bony structure of the face,” says Dr. Kauvar. This can look like a loss of volume around the face, including widening of the eye socket, shrinkage of the jaw bone, and loss and descent of fat compartments.