It is impossible to stop the ageing process, however, by understanding what happens within the skin at different stages of your life you will be able to ensure that it is provided with the optimum care and delay the signs of ageing.
Age 20 to 30
During your 20’s your skin cells are still regenerating at a fast rate and acne problems from teenage years are subsiding. If you start to feed the skin now you can prevent the skin from ageing later on. By looking after your skin at this age you can keep your skin looking younger for many years to come.
Age 30 to 40
In your 30’s your skin will start to change. A late / heavy night will show on your face. You may be seeing a few fine lines around the eyes (especially if you have had some sun exposure in you teens and 20′s). You may also have more redness or uneven colour tone. Your skin may not feel as soft or be as even.
Around 40 +
From 40 onwards you may start to think you have aged overnight and are starting to see a big difference in photos of yourself from ten years ago. Your collagen is a lot less abundant thus causing the skin to lose its structural strength. The level of Glycosaminoglycan (GAG’s) decreases, the key role of this polymer is to hold onto moisture in the skin, and so the skin will look less plump and less full. Hormonal changes can also make the skin much thinner and wrinkles formed in previous years will deepen.
The skin ages in two key ways:
Is genetically predetermined. Eventually, skin gets thinner, dryer and less elastic. This happens because we produce less collagen over time. This drop in collagen production also causes skin to sag and unable to bounce back with weight loss.
The reason skin gets dryer and thinner over time is because the epidermis loses its ability to hold or attract water. On top of this, age causes a marked decrease in sebaceous glands (oil producing). Oils and water are the elements of that plump skin. Although the extent of these changes varies from person to person, skin ageing usually first becomes apparent in your 30s.
Extrinsic ageing is directly related to exposure to toxins and environmental elements, it basically intensifies the intrinsic ageing process, causing you to look older that your true age.
Examples of extrinsic factors are; sun damage, smoking, poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption.
How does Dermaviduals help?
Dermaviduals skincare range can help your skin at every stage of your life. Your skin therapist will be able to supply your skin with different active ingredients depending on where you are in your ageing process. For younger skins we have gentle cleansers and mild moisturisers, as you get older we will introduce different concentrates, Hyaluronic Acid, Natural Moisturising Factors and of course Vitamins A and C.