If you're like us, you feel young on the inside. Once and awhile you may catch yourself in a mirror or a reflection and notice the outside doesn't seem to match the inside. If you're over 50 you've probably caught yourself doing this from time to time.
As people age, they often have concerns regarding their skin. While individual concerns may vary depending on what you're noticing in your particular circumstance, there are three common issues people often encounter as their skin ages. While we can't stop aging, we can minimize signs of aging with the proper skin care routines.
1. Wrinkles and Fine Lines:
One of the primary concerns associated with aging skin is the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. As people get older, the production of collagen and elastin—the proteins responsible for skin's strength and elasticity—decreases, leading to the formation of lines and wrinkles. These can be more prominent in areas of repeated facial expressions, such as around the eyes (crow's feet) or mouth (smile lines). On the bright side, there are ways to minimize the visibility of wrinkles and maintain a smoother, more youthful complexion.
2. Loss of Firmness and Elasticity:
As skin ages, it naturally loses firmness and elasticity. The skin becomes less able to bounce back, resulting in sagging or drooping in certain areas. Factors like sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices (such as smoking or poor nutrition) can accelerate this process. People often express concern about maintaining firmness and tightness in their skin, particularly in areas prone to sagging, such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck. There are many options in-clinic for firming aging skin.
3. Uneven Skin Tone and Texture:
Age-related changes in the skin can manifest as an uneven skin tone and texture. Over time, factors like sun damage, hormonal changes, and the gradual accumulation of dead skin cells can lead to the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation, and a dull complexion. Skin texture can also become rougher and less smooth. Individuals often desire a more even and radiant skin tone, as well as a smoother texture to enhance their overall appearance. There are a variety of in-clinic and at-home options for skin texture and discolouration.
If you would like to find out more about taking care of your skin as you age, we offer FREE consultations. Call 250.590.5459 Today.