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How Your Skin Changes Through the Years

Posted on 24 September 2020

How Your Skin Changes Through the Years

Aging – it’s not something any of us want to talk about, but it’s a fact of life and let’s face it, knowledge is power. Knowing how your skin changes helps you know how to care for it while keeping it looking soft, supple, and youthful no matter how many candles are on your cake.

Let’s look at how your skin changes over the years.

Skin in your 20s

In your 20s, you aren’t thinking about aging yet, but your skin is. You slowly lose collagen which leads to a more mature and defined face but also paves the way for fine lines and wrinkles. As the elastin decreases, so does your skin’s ability to stretch and ‘snap into place’. The days of acne-prone skin are likely behind you, and now is the time to prepare your skin for future years by washing, toning, and moisturizing daily.

Skin in your 30s

In your 30s, collagen and elastin production decline even faster. Your skin cells reproduce slower and your skin may start showing signs of sun damage or improper care from your younger years. Now is the perfect time to introduce skincare with antioxidants and retinol to get a head start on those fine lines and wrinkles!

Skin in your 40s

By the time you’re in your 40s, everything slows down dramatically. Your skin’s cells will reproduce at turtle-speed and the bad habits from your early years are now catching up. Your skin becomes thinner and it may feel drier than ever before, thanks to changing hormones. Now’s a great time to introduce a night cream to your routine (if you haven’t already), as this will give your skin the best chance at rejuvenation throughout the night.  

Skin in your 50s and beyond

In your 50s and beyond, your skin thins even more, making it more susceptible to sun damage, and deeper (more apparent) lines and wrinkles. Pay close attention to your skincare products, ensuring they don’t have any drying ingredients and instead provide your skin with the deep moisturizing it needs to protect it from the environment and your changing hormones.

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