Aging Through the Years
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
We’re all on the lookout for signs of aging, but they tend to look different on everyone. Some women in their fifties still look like they’re in their late thirties, and some women tend to look older than they are. Understanding how we age through the years can help you understand how you’re aging. Keep reading to learn more.
Around your mid-20s is when you will start to notice that your skin feels or looks dry. Dryness means that fine lines will start to appear on your face, so it’s important to restore that moisture. Many women first start to notice small wrinkles forming around their mouth and eyes around this time.
Our body’s natural antioxidant production starts to decline in our twenties. Just using moisturizers and making sure to apply sunscreen will help, but may not be enough. To keep the wrinkles at bay, start using products with antioxidants. That can include things that contain vitamin C and/or E, green tea extract, and fruit acids.
Once you reach your thirties, your body’s metabolism starts to slow down. This causes the levels of collagen and elastin in your skin tissue to break down. Your skin will become more tired, dryer, and more sensitive.
Depending on your genetics and how well you take care of your skin, you may start to see deeper wrinkles around your mouth and eyes or even age spots on your hands around this time. If you’ve been out in the sun a lot in your younger years, this is when it starts to show.
In your forties, your skin turnover and health slow down even more. Wrinkles will deepen and become more defined if you aren’t taking action. Elastin levels decreasing, so your skin will start to droop a little.
Especially in women who are going through menopause, skin may seem even drier, because of a decrease in estrogen levels. More sunspots will start to appear and the skin will feel rough. Your wrinkles and fine lines will be more pronounced. Also around this time, you may see the skin around your jaw and eyes start to sag.
Thankfully, we can help you look younger with treatments tailored to your concerns. No matter where you are in the aging process, we can help. Call us today at (732) 914-2233 for our Toms River location or (732) 449- 2099 for our Manasquan location to schedule a consultation.
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