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Is Your Skin Telling Your Age?

Is Your Skin Telling Your Age?

Aging is a part of life, and our skin will continue to change as we grow older. However, that doesn’t mean it has to reveal our age to every passerby we meet. 

When Do the First Signs of Aging Appear?

Everyone seems to age at a different pace. One person looks 20 when they are 40, and another looks 40 when they are 30. The rate at which your skin ages has a lot to do with your genetics and your lifestyle. You might not be able to do much about your genes, but you can give your skin a boost by treating your body right.

The Perfect 20s

Believe it or not, the very first signs of aging begin in your mid to late 20s. If you have worked to treat your body well by eating right, exercising and staying out of the sun, then you likely have enjoyed flawless skin during this decade. If not you may begin to notice a few tiny wrinkles around your eyes (crow’s feet) and even some minimal sun damage. This is the time to take action. To help take better care of your skin follow these simple tips:

  • Avoid harsh skincare cleansers.
  • Never rub your skin dry (pat only).
  • Use non-comedogenic makeup and other skin care products to prevent clogging your pores.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet full of rich vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Stop smoking - It is horrible for your skin and will make you age prematurely.
  • Use a good sunscreen daily with at least an SPF 15.
  • Moisturize daily.

The Changing Times of Your 30s

A woman’s 30s brings a lot of change to her life and body. This is usually when women start to see the first signs of aging on their skin.  Beginning with a few fine lines around your eyes or mouth, it isn’t long before you may notice deeper set wrinkles on your forehead, neck and hands. This is caused by a slowing in collagen and elastin production.  The best things you can do for your skin at this stage of aging includes:

  • Moisturize daily.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Reduce Stress.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.

Believe it or not, the very first signs of aging begin in your mid to late 20s. If you have worked to treat your body well by eating right, exercising and staying out of the sun, then you likely have enjoyed flawless skin during this decade.

The Tumultuous 40s

As you enter your 40s, you may notice some dark spots appearing on your skin, lines on your forehead and even some sagging in your neck area. By the time you leave your 40s most women are fighting off real wrinkles. This is all due to a lack of elasticity caused by hormone fluctuations, previous skin damage and a loss of muscle fibers.

Want to keep the hands of time from stripping you of that youthful look? Follow these important instructions:

  • Apply sunscreen daily underneath your moisturizer. Use at least an SPF 15 – higher if you’ll be outdoors.
  • Avoid harsh cleansers, opting instead for milk based creams. 
  • Use a good antioxidant moisturizer daily to help your skin retain as much moisture as possible. Also be sure to take special care to thoroughly moisturize sensitive areas around the eyes, lips, hands and feet. 
  • Use a hydrating facial steam at least once a week to help re-hydrate your skin and replenish lost moisture.
  • Use a moisturizing mask several times a week to plump up skin and lessen the effects of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • To improve skin tone and texture and lessen the effects of sun damage, use an alpha or beta hydroxy acid treatment at least once a week (preferably more).
  • Make frequent skin checks for any unusual moles, tags or discoloration. 

Your Fabulous 50s

During a woman’s 50s, hormone changes and a lack of estrogen tend to make the skin look saggy. That radiant glow of earlier years also fades. One of the best ways to tackle those unwanted skin issues of your fifties is to dry brush your skin regularly. It will help to stimulate epidermal growth and get rid of dry, dead skin cells and leave you with smoother, sleeker and clearer skin.

Consider this: throughout a 24 hour period, your skin can shed as much as a pound of waste through your sweat glands. If you clog your pores with heavy moisturizers and deodorants, there is no way for your body to excrete this waste. If left to build up it will leave your skin looking pale, pasty and feeling like lizard skin. To allow your skin to both breathe and be able to allow the ingredients you use to penetrate it, you must first get rid of those dry, dead skin cells. That’s why dry brushing is so important. 

Getting Help for Aging Skin

Growing older doesn’t have to mean looking old. While your skin will begin to show signs of aging as early as your 20s, that doesn’t mean there isn't anything you can do to preserve your skin and look years younger than your actual age. Tate MediSpa offers a variety of skin care techniques to help reduce signs of again, remove wrinkles and make you look as young as you feel. Call today for an appointment.