Taking where we left off from our previous blog in the helping with your journey in the aging process, here’s our guide for our readers for 40’s and beyond.
It is possible for any age to have vibrant skin with proper care. Aging is a process that elicits mixed emotions. A few signs may appear slowly while others may demand attention. Most parts, early action with topical treatments is the first line of an all-natural defense.
Most of the aging is influenced by genetics, sun exposure and what you do (or do not) to take care of your skin. Appropriate skin care regimens and action are needed especially in your 40’s and above. Here are some noticeable signs once you step in this zone of aging:
- Darker pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Pore size
- Decreased skin elasticity
- Pronounced fine lines
- Overall thinning of the muscles and fats of the face
The appearance starts to be noticed in your late 30’s to your early 40’s. This is where the natural life cycle of skin begins to slow down, meaning the appearance of discoloration, wrinkles, sagging and reduction of collagen production takes place. For women, hormonal changes may also play a big role in the aging process that may trigger adult acne much like during your teenage breakouts.
Time to say good-bye to the “wash-n-go” regimen you have. If you’re not used to using any anti-aging skin care products, now is the right time
In your 40’s, dermatologists may recommend the use of Retinoids like tretinoin that used to stimulate collagen. This prevents and treats existing wrinkles and combat acne in case your body decides to act up like way back when you were a teenager. One caveat with retinoids, though: They lead to photosensitivity or sun allergy. With this, it is highly advised the religious daily use of high-SPF, full-spectrum sunscreen (minimum SPF 50) is a must. If this is dampening your interest due to the photosensitivity, topical vitamin C is a great alternative. It also helps and promote collagen growth, wrinkle-fighting and even cleans up the damage caused by UV rays. It also tackled hyperpigmentation, including acne scars and sunspots.
Surpassing 40’s means getting to your 50’s. One thing comes to mind when this age hits – menopause. This may amplify the signs for women. Change in the estrogen levels resulting in drier skin. Loss of collagen can lead to sagging skin especially along the jaw and eye area. Years of sun exposure will also re-emerge as rough skin texture and sunspots. Stepping up your moisturizing game plus the use of vitamins c or retinoids will help smoothen and soften rough, dry skin. For more clinical procedures, Fractional CO2 Laser is being recommended. This treats acne scarring and pigmentation, also a great help in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Renews the skin’s surface for a refreshed and youthful glow.
When 60’s hit, one of the most noticeable development is thinning skin. Topical treatments can continue to fight those fine lines and hyperpigmentation. It can also work on towards improving firmness and texture. Fillers are introduced for better treatment that combats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. You may also opt to go for treatments that boost collagen production that lifts and tightens skin.
One of the primary culprits of skin aging is due to sun damage. The hard part is there’s a delay between when sun exposure occurred and when its effects manifest. Better start preventing this and start at an early period and as soon as you can. New technology had brought a wealth of minimally invasive procedures to fight signs of skins aging with the help of topical treatments.
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