Skin changes in every decade. Here is what happens and what to do?
Know about Skin changes in every decade-
You are aging every second, every minute. The signs of this natural process may not be visible instantly but they do become more prominent with the passage of each decade. Remember, every passing decade is building foundation for the next. Out in this article, you will learn about the changes that your skin undergoes and also how they make their appearance and what to doTake a look at the 4 main decades of life and the changes your skin undergoes during all of them.
Subcutaneous fat is pretty intact on your cheeks in this decade. Collagen supports your skin and it looks supple in this decade. This also tends to give your skin a healthy glow. But there can be some problems like acne, but these are not connected to the acne you had in teenage. The acne in this decade dominate jawline and lower part of the face. The bad news is that expression lines may start building up as collagen and elastin start breaking down towards the end of this decade. Photo damage may also start to make its appearance. Well, how well you take care for your skin in this decade forms the basis of how well your skin fares in the coming decades.
Collagen and hyaluronic acid production is on the decline, this leads to loss of subcutaneous fat making your face look slimmer and angular. This also makes one look older. The skin may get a little uneven. Broken blood vessels, some lines and crows feet too may be noticed. Melasma, brown spots start appearing on the cheeks, chin and forehead. It is due to the sun exposure. Pregnant women too may experience it due to over exposure to the sun. Even if the other lines aren’t that visible, expression lines make their appearance in a big way. As a result of all this, the skin becomes thinner and delicate and can develop wrinkles easily in this decade. The skin is definitely less radiant as compared to the previous decadeIn 40s
Skin starts getting drier making lines and wrinkles more visible. More subcutaneous fat is lost though not in equal amount from all parts of the face. Generally, it is the mid face in front of the ears and those of the temples. It could be followed by fat loss around the mouth and chin and along the jawline. Your skin doesn’t repair that quickly which may make it look sagging in this decade. With cell turnover getting slower, skin is thicker and coarser. Natural lubrication that you get from natural oil production too slows down. Skin just isn’t that firm anymore, loss of elasticity is one of the main reasons it is on the rise.
If you think it was only your skin shrinking, you are wrong. There is lots of it happening inside. This includes muscles, fats, collagen and bone tissues which are shrinking and resulting in the overall impact on the outer skin. The skin becomes much more drier. In this decade, women are either going through menopause or are in their post menopause stage. Hence, hormonal imbalances play havoc with the skin. Age spots may expand to other parts of the body, especially the hands. Enlarged pores is another problem seen in 50s. Also, sagging skin is much more pronounced in this decade.
You need not worry, these can be curbed. Here is what to do:
In your 20s you should start using an eye cream because the skin around the eyes is too delicate and is usually the first one to develop signs of aging. Use a sunscreen to protect skin from sun damage.
In 30s indulging in an anti aging cream is a good idea. But make sure whatever cream you are picking is laden with natural ingredients. Using chemically laden cream can ruin the skin even more. Dermology phytoceramides wrinkle repair complex contains natural ingredients and it is good for the skin as it fights fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots and pigmentation with the antioxidants like Vitamin A, C and E. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen whenever out in the sun.
In 40s, just boost up your anti aging care with a special emphasize on hydration as this decade makes your skin dry and parched. An exfoliating cleanser and a night cellular restoration product helps in checking pigmentation and cell turnover. Moisturize well and use a sunscreen.
In 50s, start using retinol product, if you haven’t started yet. It boosts cell turnover. Use serums and moisturizers containing peptides and hyaluronic acid. These will make you have a fuller look. Lasers are another option to get rid of uneven skin texture, red and brown spots, enlarged pores and for tightening the sagging skin.
Take good care of your skin and don’t let the changes dampen your spirits. Embrace aging gracefully
Evie Dawson is a beauty and health writer based in Boston, MA. Her passion is to encourage others to rediscover their lifestyle and get inspired for organic living.