To find solutions to wrinkles, loss of definition, and that grey pallor, we need to first know the causes and effects of ageing on the skin.
The best way to prevent the ravages of times is to know what to expect whether we’re in our 20s, 40s, or 60s. What is happening to our skin during these years – and how can we offer it a helping hand?
Having left behind the hormonal surges of the teenage years, skin ph. levels will even out and the risk of severe acne breakouts will subside.
You possess the glow of youth as your skin is producing favourable quantities of collagen for that plump appearance.
This era is all about preventative measures.
Commit to SPF 50 to protect your skin from sun damage and understand that lifestyle choices such as smoking, successive late nights, and alcohol consumption will severely impact your skin in subsequent decades.
Later in your 20s, you may consider preventative fillers and injectables like Botox to avert the appearance of fine lines, particularly around the eyes.
Collagen production is diminishing, so there will be a loss of volume in the cheeks, noticeable pigmentation caused by sun damage may arise, and your skin’s rejuvenation system will be slowing.
You may notice that your skin is less tight and appears thinner, especially under the eyes, where you may suffer with dark circles.
As well as evolving your skincare routine to include a peptide-based serum to replenish and an antioxidant such as vitamin C to brighten dull skin, you should now look at specific skincare treatments.
HydraFacials can stimulate collagen production, whilst radiofrequency treatments promote elastin production in the deeper layers of the dermis.
Your 40s and 50s
During these decades, you can notice significant change. Specifically, you will be dealing with dehydration – hyaluronic acids can help here – and of course deeper lines and wrinkles across the forehead and around the eyes and mouth.
The perimenopause and menopause will impact estrogen hormone levels which are required for the skin’s natural hydration production, so you may notice dry and scaly skin. Thick hairs may begin to develop on the upper lip, chin and jaw line, and flushing caused by reactive blood vessels can result in rosacea.
More intense procedures such as Thermage may be required to offset these tell-tale, more intense signs of aging. This one-off treatment provides long-lasting results via heat and radiofrequency which tightens the skin, fading wrinkles, improving the contours of your face, and encouraging collagen production.
Although your adaptive skincare regime is still imperative in hydrating and brightening, the emphasis in this era is on procedures to improve and maintain.
Extra advice from the KAZEM AESTHETICA team?
- Wear SPF 50, even during the Winter, and keep hydrated.
- Never, ever smoke.
- Stay away from processed foods.
- Invest in a regular, clean skincare regime.
These are the basic principles to adhere to in order to hold onto youthful, vibrant-looking skin for as long as possible.
And of course, the KAZEM AESTHETICA specialists and plastic surgeon, Dr. Farid Kazem are available to discuss individually-tailored skin treatments to have you looking and feeling your very best.
Have further questions on how we can help address your ageing skin concerns?
Contact the KAZEM AESTHETICA team today.