Everyone has a chronological age based on their date of birth. But you also have a biological age based on a combination of up to 130 physiological biomarkers such as blood, urine, cognitive tests, muscle tone, lung capacity, etc., and that age may be ‘younger’ or ‘older’ than your chronological age.
A woman who has her biological age tested may be pleased to find that because she follows a healthy diet and active lifestyle she is ‘younger’ than her chronological age. But she may be less pleased if her face appears ‘older’ than her biological age, even though it may be in keeping with her chronological age.
Your face is more exposed to sunlight, weather conditions, soaps and cosmetics than any other part of your body so it may be aging faster than the rest of you. Sunlight induces clinical, histological and physiological changes in the skin known as photoaging.
If you feel that your face does not reflect your true biological age, there are many remedies available, both surgical and non-surgical. The effects of photoaging can be slowed down and even reversed. A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon or qualified dermatologist is a first step in achieving a ‘younger’ facial age.