Any period of exposure to UV rays will form micro-scars deep within your skin, which act as the blueprint for future wrinkles and age spots. So who says you can’t start reaping the benefits of internal skincare even if you don’t have crinkly skin, pigmentation or lines yet?
Looking good! However, some hormone-related acne breakouts are common. In your 20s, your skin cells regenerate at top speed and collagen are plentiful, leading to a complexion that’s generally firm, smooth and radiant. To maintain this youthful glow as long as possible, prevention is your primary job now. The best thing you can do for your skin at this phase is to protect it from the sun.
You’d start to notice some changes to your skin due to aging, career stress and pregnancy. Skin in your 30s may appear confused – oily one minute, dry the next and een adult acne may appear. This is when cell turnover begins to slow down, leading to dullness and uneven skin tone. Your skin now needs antioxidants to help repair sun damage and something to help it stimulate collagen and elastin production.
The 40s is the decade where the aging process continues unrelentingly. Juggling marriage, kids and career easily puts a toll on your skin. Your skin’s oil production is diminishing fast while the loss of skin elasticity leads to wrinkles and fine lines appearing around the mouth and eyes. Dull, dry skin is a common complaint while age spots or pigmentation start to appear.
A more rapid breakdown in collagen leads to deeper wrinkles and loss of plumpness and tone to skin in your 50s. Years of UV exposure and a declining amount of estrogen erode the skin’s underlying support structure and inhibit its ability to retain moisture. You may also see more irregular pigmentation and age spots.
At this age, your skin may have a lot of wrinkles and a loose, saggy appearance. Underlying cells begin to flatten, causing it to become thinner. Lower levels of collagen and elastin causes skin to sag. Often, dark spots become prominent as a result of hormonal shifts of menopause and/or sun damage. As moist skin is stronger and more resilient than dry skin, you need to drink plenty of water to keep it hydrated.
Now everyone can enjoy a lifetime of a naturally great-looking skin no matter where you stand in the cycle of life.
Just say NO to photoaging!