Facts About Visible Aging by Decades
Each and every day our skin goes through the environmental damages, stress of life and changes in the layers of skin. But one thing that is known, is that you can help keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated by knowing what happens to your skin with every decade and how to be aware of the changes. Below is what to expect decade to decade.
In your twenties your skin has started to biologically shift but it doesn’t show quite yet. Most skin problems are a result of lack of skin care and a potential “party” lifestyle (i.e. smoking, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, poor diet, not enough sleep and stress). You will start to notice as you get through your twenties, the hormone levels start to decline as well. TWENTIES = AGE OF PREVENTION.
In your thirties your skin starts to show signs of aging in this decade. If we don’t do prevention in our twenties, you will have deeper issues in your thirties. You will notice your skin develops laugh lines, crow’s feet, skin laxity and uneven skin colour could potentially appear. The health of your skin is important and if not taken care of properly you will notice your complexion will become dry, dull and lack luster.
Within the forties, your skin’s quality can change significantly. You start to lose elastin and collagen causing drooping eyelids, softening jawlines, and an increase in the thinning of skin in the neck area. Also, you may also start to notice age spots on your hands and face as well as noticeable grey hair. The reasoning for the loss of radiance is because there is a build-up of old skin cells that block the natural radiance the skin. With a continued skincare routine and discipline with exfoliation, you can have a beautiful complexion and prevent build-up.
Fifties is when hormone changes become more apparent with both genders and hair starts to show up where you don’t want it and you start to lose it from areas you do what it. The face structure becomes more angled and hollowed, fat diminishes below the skin’s layers and you experience a loss of firmness on hands and neck. With the loss of collagen and elastin you will notice sagging muscle mass and loose skin. The best way to help with these issues that happen in your fifties, you can start a non-invasive skin care regime with your dermatologist to help give your skin that youthful appearance.
With the sixties you can experience poor circulation which can rob you of your skin vitality that you deserve. You are more sensitive and prone to irritation due to the decrease in thickness and dryness of your skin. In this decade gravity does it’s work. Ears elongate, jowls form and wounds take longer to heal.
Whether you are twenty or sixty, taking care of your skin is important. It’s not only the first thing people will see but it’s also your billboard for how healthy you are. Taking care of your skin by adapting to a skincare regime is a decision you have to make on your own but you are never to late to start. Just develop an at-home care routine and stick with it.