Anti Aging Products and Skin Age

All skin goes through a natural aging process, some that is inevitable and other aging factors that are happily preventable. This article takes a look at the how skin changes as we age and the types of products suitable, in order to maintain a natural youthful look, throughout the years.

Twenties: This is a great time for the skin, it is usually at its most plump and moist, cellular turnover is very active at this stage and the skin generally imparts a healthy glow.  If you had been unfortunate enough to experience hormone imbalances throughout your teens,  these are usually cleared up by the twenties.  This is an age where it very important to protect the skin against intrinsic aging,  a good anti aging moisturiser, with UV protection, is the basis of all home care regimes from now on.

Thirties: During your thirties, ‘provided you have looked after your skin’ it should still be in good condition, some fine lines may have started to appear and the odd frown line, it is during the thirties, that skins natural exfoliation may slow down. This can be controlled with a good skin care treatment, that includes a good exfoliation preparation and nourishing creams that contain vitamins and natural plant botanicals.  Sun damage may not yet be apparent, but this is where it is important to use a good preparation that protects from the sun.


Forties: During the forties there are noticeable changes in the skin. Skin may appear duller, there may be some loss of tone and the skin may appear thinner.  It is in this decade that any damage from the sun in previous years, will begin to show in the form of blotches, wrinkles or dry skin. A good exfoliation preparation, that  includes some Alpha hydroxy acids may help cellular turnover, as sometimes at this age, cells do not shed as quickly.  Anti aging products that contain essential natural ingredients, can visibly decrease the look and feel of aging skin. You can evaporate tired, slack skin with firming treatments that visibly improve skin firmness and texture. Good moisturizers can also do wonders to plump up fine dry lines and generally make your complexion look fresher and brighter.

Fifties: By this decade, the aging process has really upped a gear; there is usually a visible loss of volume and fullness, causing skin to appear saggy and crepe.  Collagen and elastin breaks down and the skin becomes thinner and more sensitive to the environment.  Hormone levels can also affect the skin, as oestrogen levels drop and hormones diminish, skin becomes less supple and hydrated.  A loss of elasticity and color contributes to sagging and dryness in the skin.  If it is cure rather than prevention you require,  than the new cosmecuticals can give impressive results, slowing down the signs of intrinsic aging.

Sixties and beyond: Usually skin tone is now not like it was, often jowls and excess folds begin to occur, which are all normal biological signs of the aging processes.  There are many advanced cosmetic treatments on the market that can help also fight against aging, but as long as you have maintained good skin care practises in the past, this will of provided a healthy skin foundation, that allows you to age gracefully.

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