How your skin ages

How your skin ages

Take a look at how your skin ages throughout the years…




30s Even if you’ve taken good care of your skin, you’ll probably start noticing fine lines and wrinkles, especially around your eyes and mouth. Dark-skinned women might notice discolouration and uneven skin tone, where fair-skinned women might see hyperpigmentation and ruddiness. Skin becomes thinner and finer, there’s some loss of collagen, and cell turnover has begun to slow down.

40s The after-effect of years of sun exposure will start showing up on your face. You’ll begin to see cumulative sun damage in the form of blotchiness, red spots and ruddiness. You’re losing more collagen and elasticity, and your skin retains less moisture. And because it doesn’t reflect light evenly, your complexion loses some of its glow. You’ll start to notice loss in facial volume and possibly jowls developing.

50s It’s never too late to prevent sun damage and to stop the progression of damage you may already have. Cell turnover is slow and the most significant change you’ll notice in your complexion is dryness and loss of elasticity. Expression lines no longer disappear after you’ve stopped smiling or squinting, pores are more visible, especially on the nose and cheeks. You’re likely to have developed spider veins and hyperpigmentation. Menopause can cause a multitude of skin problems, including extreme dryness, acne and rosacea.


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