Before you begin a skin analysis, ask yourself if you have frequently been out in the sun without protection? Do you wear SPF everyday? The more exposure to UV rays you have had, the more likely it is that your skin is sun damaged.
Sun damage can present itself in many forms and because UV rays deplete collagen levels, one of the signs of sun damage is more fine lines and wrinkles showing and there might be more skin laxity too.
Can you see areas of pigmentation such as darker spots and freckles or even areas where the pigmentation has been lost? UV rays increase melanin production which can lead to uneven pigmentation.
Are there more broken capillaries present, are you more flushed than you used to be? Sun exposure weakens the capillary walls, leading to spider veins and diffused redness.
Then, feel your skin. Can you feel any rough, scaly patches that stay for a long time. This is solar keratosis, a form of sun damage that is extremely common.