Life is all about change. Our skin changes as we age. Although there’s no such thing as a miracle in a jar and fountain of youth, you can help slow down the aging tick-tock. If you’re lucky, you can even reverse the signs of skin aging and look 5-10 years younger. Let’s take a look at how skin changes with time and discover the little-known secrets about anti-aging skin care.
The Visible Signs of Skin Aging
Aging results in a lot of natural skin changes. From age 25, the first signs of skin aging start to appear on the surface of the skin. The first sign is fine lines. Wrinkles will develop over time. Factors that can either delay or speed up the skin aging process include diet, lifestyle, genes, sun exposure (photoaging), harsh weather, pollution, stress and skin care routine. Here are the weird ways your skin changes in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond!
In Your 20s
When you are in your 20s, your estrogen peaks – which is amazing as it gives most women glowing and even-toned skin. However, when estrogen plunges the week before your period, skin breaks outs, blemishes, larger pores and more oil production can be a nightmare. As early as this period, you should have uncovered some pretty good age-defying secrets which can go a long way.
In Your 30s
Estrogen levels start to decline, which results in sinking levels of collagen and elastin that tighten skin. The skin-plumping hyaluronic acid starts to dip and cell turnover slows down. In some women, skin dryness and acne are likely to appear during this stage. And yes, you can now see more noticeable traces of expression lines around your eyes and forehead.
In Your 40s
Good bye estrogen. You’ll notice skin dryness is at its worst. Skin also looks dull and less elastic. More visible signs of aging appears, such as wrinkles, age spots, broken blood vessels and capillaries.
In Your 50s
Estrogen levels sputter to a halt and testosterone takes center stage as you enter menopause. Skin becomes dry and loose. Wrinkles and lines become deeper, skin tags may grow. The eyelids may sag as well.
Age-defying Secrets That Work
Wouldn’t it be nice to feel 21 again? Let’s find out what can turn back your internal clock and make your age feel like a big fat lie.
Consider Omega-3 fish Oil – The best anti-agers out there are anti-inflammatories. It helps keep your heart and immune functions healthy. It makes skin look supple. In choosing the right brand, look for “molecularly distilled for purity” in the label. This means, pesticide-free.
Avoid Eating White Sugar – Processed sugar hastens the aging process. It binds to and later on weakens the collagen in your skin, resulting in wrinkles and sagging.
Use an Eye Cream to Pamper your Eye area Instead of a Face Cream. Face creams can be irritating for this delicate area of the face.
Try a Vitamin C Cream – topical Vitamin C cream that you can buy over-the-counter is an incredible antioxidant that aids in repairing the skin from sun damage. Look for a Vitamin C cream that has 30% concentration.
Treat Skin with Proven Anti-Aging Ingredients – Antioxidants, retinoids, peptides, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, elastin, collagen and niacinamide are proven anti-aging all-stars that can rejuvenate skin.
Apart from our list above, a healthy diet, getting enough Zzzzs, wearing sunscreen and quitting smoking are anti-aging skin care basics – so yes, you need to commit yourself to do them too.