Turning middle age? Skin care for aging skin can be adjusted to help support and restore skin as you age.
How does middle age start affecting your skin?
You may already notice some changes taking place in your skin that are causing concern.
Normal aging signs show up in wrinkles, lines and creases. Skin will lose its firmness and sag. Your complexion may be losing its glow and looking dull.
The older appearance may often be accompanied with hyperpigmentation and look mottled. The surface texture is becoming rougher, and dry-losing the ability to retain moisture.
As we age we also notice our skin loses the plumpness and thins, looking translucent. Under the skin bruising, spots, and veins may appear more apparent.
Anti-aging care for your skin is maintained through a regimen suited to your type, age and personal concerns. There are a many options and solutions to help slow down aging.
LOSS OF COLLAGEN -
It’s normal that our collagen production depletes as we age. Our structural support system relies on this to keep our skin soft, supple and firm. Breakdown of the dermal tissue causes loss of tone and elasticity. Many anti aging products are available to help promote and increase collagen protein and elastin fiber.
Look for products with retinol (a form of Vitamin A), Copper peptides, and Vitamin C.
Weekly treatments of exfoliation are also a good way to increase our natural production of collagen and elastin. Using a facial scrub once or twice a week will help cell turnover by removing dead cells, stimulate production, and uncover fresh skin.
Other successful treatments include resurfacing procedures such as:
A chemical solution is applied to an area of skin for treatment. A controlled injury damages the skin to stimulate new cell growth, regenerated younger skin to grow. Cell turnover helps your body to produce more collagen.
These treatments improve texture and complexion tone, improving areas of sun damage. Lines and wrinkles are minimized.
Chemical peel treatments are ideal for mature skin rejuvenation and improving the appearance of aging.
Micro-needling stimulates collagen and elastin and helps rejuvenate skin. A hand held device that contains numerous tiny needles that is used for a controlled cellular injury procedure to stimulate your skin to repair itself. This effective treatment sends a message to your skin to produce new cells.
A simple rolling procedure enables better penetration of your anti aging products, giving the skin a rejuvenated, younger appearance over time.
Many cosmetic benefits can be achieved with extended and persistent use.
Adding supplements to your diet will help provide additional support to your health as well as improving your appearance. Many combinations of nutrients are formulated for the health of your skin, hair and nails. Providing antioxidant protection through a supplement program will work to help protect us from free radical activity in the body and provide many anti aging benefits.
Look for omega 3 fatty acids (ex. Flax seed oil, fish oil), Vitamin C, D& E, Biotin, Vitamin K, Selenium, and, Coenzyme Q10
A person’s lifestyle can also contribute to aging skin.
DIET- Improving your diet will no doubt delay aging and show an improvement in your skin. An inadequate diet will not have the essential nutrients necessary to help cells regenerate and stay strong. Poor nutrition is not just bad for your health but it usually is linked to more problems with our skin as we age.
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION - Drinking excessive alcohol actually can speed up aging. Alcohol has a tendency to limit the absorption / and rob the body of healthy nutrients that are vital in the regeneration of new cells. It also is very dehydrating. Diminished moisture content will affect the condition of the skin with rough texture, dryness and facial wrinkles.
Alcohol can also contribute to sagging, flushing, enlarged pores, discoloration, flair-ups of rosacea, and psoriasis, and cause facial veins to dilate.
Moderation is the key.
SMOKING –You can expect high free- radical damage through-out your body if you smoke. Even if you dismiss the known health risks, smoking will also damage your skin. It causes blood vessels to constrict, reduces blood flow and depletes the skin of oxygen.
A smoker’s complexion is usually recognized with:
Dull appearance – loss of radiance
Loss of tone and elastivity
Dry, Leather look
Deeper lines and wrinkles
Broken blood vessels
EXERCISE- Regular exercise is both healthy for your body as well as your skin. Exercise promotes good circulation, increasing blood flow, which help keep your complexion looking vibrant. Studies have also indicated that exercising can also have reversed aging effects.
STRESS-The effects of stress causes the release of cortisol. This hormone in excess causes many destructive changes in the body. Everything is threatened, including your skin’s appearance. Controlling your stress levels is very important to feel healthier and look younger.
SUN LOVER–Protect yourself from the rays and avoid excessive sun because a lot of the skin damage wont become apparent till later in life. Long term, prolonged exposure to sunlight results in photo-damaged skin and possible skin cancer.
Keep your skin care for aging skin updated as you age and your skin will LOVE you for it!