If you’re unsure about your skin type, it might be an idea to read our skin type guide since this does play a role in how your skin will age.
While oily skin may seem problematic from time to time, typically oily skin ages slower than other skin types. Sebaceous glands, which contribute to skin oiliness, help to keep the skin hydrated and plump, maintaining a youthful-complexion.
Since sebaceous glands slow their production with age, those who are predisposed to overproduction will have an advantage in later life since dry skin can lead to dull and textured skin with age.
Skin tone also plays a role in skin aging. People with a dark skin tone tend to experience skin aging slower than those with lighter skin. This is partly due to the extra melanin, or skin pigment, which forms a natural barrier against UV radiation.