Ageing Skin, Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Skin Conditons – Ageing & Wrinkles

Whilst the ageing process on our skin is inevitable, we can slow the rate of this loss of function. Premature ageing, when the skin is losing function before its natural time, is the real enemy. A 25-year-old with unhealthy, poorly functioning skin will show signs of ageing far sooner than someone the same age with cared-for, appropriate skincare and conscious of their general well-being.

It’s all about skin function. With age the body’s natural production of collagen, elastin, moisturising capacity, natural oils and many other key skin ingredients and metabolic processes begin to slow. Lifestyle factors such as sun/UV exposure, poor diet, smoking, stress levels, sleep patterns, medication, and pollution can affect the skin’s natural bounce and vibrancy.

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Please think of the skin as needing a pyramid of ingredients, and over time; we need to include more of the pyramid or change the emphasis of what we use from the pyramid in our routine and treatments.

Key ingredients that you have probably heard about for ageing are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Stem Cells, Growth Factors, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalene and many more. I use brands that use sophisticated formulations that target and treat the common problems associated with ageing without causing trauma to the skin.

From our mid 20’s the body’s ability to generate new skin cells begins to slow down. This degenerative process can leave the skin looking lacklustre and, at times, uneven. Sun damage and pigmentation can further impair this due to weakened cells.
Over time skin thinning begins to occur and sagging can present itself. A gradual decrease in muscles leads to jowls dropping and wrinkles forming. Also, a loss of good fat cells and fat pads in the face, plus changes in bone density, affect how we look.

The best approach to ageing is prevention through use of daily SPF, gentle but effective cleansing for example. There are many non-invasive ways to boost muscle tone, improve skin tautness, and deliver essential skin ingredients into the lower layers of the skin. If ageing is your concern, then a tailored routine is what you need to sort out your skin goals and give you back the bounce and glow.

Remember, what suited your skin at 20 will not be appropriate at 30, or 40 or 50 and beyond.

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