Ageing is a perfectly natural part of life, and as we age, so does our skin. Our skin is going through constant changes in each stage of life, and although these changes are completely normal, the visible signs of ageing can make us lose our self-confidence.

Here, we will explain how your skin changes throughout each stage of your life, and how you can cope with these changes in order to look as radiant as you feel.

Teenage Years


When you are a teenager, your skin is generally smooth and firm, with no signs of ageing. However, hormonal changes and fluctuations can cause your skin to become oilier, and therefore cause you to develop acne.

Acne can make you feel very self-conscious, and if you don’t care for it properly then it can cause permanent scarring. Frequent breakouts and blemishes can be extremely frustrating; however there are certain ways that you can improve your skin.

Procedures such as INTRAcel and laser resurfacing are proving to be increasingly popular for treating acne, helping to visibly improve the condition of the skin after just a few treatments. You can also work to benefit your skin by maintaining a good skincare routine, using adequate protection when you are out in the sun and eating a healthy balanced diet.

Twenties and Thirties


In your twenties and thirties, your skin is already beginning to change. Decreased cell turnover means that it takes far longer for your skin to regenerate itself. This can leave your skin looking and feeling slightly rougher and drier.

You may begin to develop wrinkles due to alterations in your collagen levels, particularly if you spend a lot of time in the sun without adequate skin protection. If you are noticing wrinkles or fine lines starting to develop, you may want to consider a non-invasive procedure such as Botox to make your skin look younger and fresher.

You may also notice that your skin will start to appear thinner and more translucent, although only slightly. As we age, the amount of subcutaneous tissue we have decreases, and this can cause certain parts of our face and body to look much older. If you are finding this is the case for you, you may want to consider dermal fillers in order to appear more youthful.

Forties and Fifties


As we get older, women produce less oestrogen, which in turn causes our skin to become less firm and lose elasticity and moisture. These changes may also affect your bone structure, which may cause your skin to become sunken and may cause bags around your eyes.

In your forties and fifties, you may experience your skin becoming significantly drier, duller and have more visible wrinkles and age spots. However, all of these factors are easily treatable with surgical and non-surgical treatments, all of which are highly effective.

During menopause, which commonly occurs in the early fifties for most women, you will stop producing oestrogen and begin to produce testosterone, which can cause you to lose a significant amount of your skin’s collagen. Your skin may also be more susceptible to damage, particularly from the sun and harsh weather.

Whatever stage of life you are in, and whatever skin problems you may be experiencing, the Aesthetic Skin Clinic can help you look as young as you feel. We offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments, ranging from acne treatments to dermal fillers in Belfast. For more information on our available treatments and to arrange a consultation, please contact us today by calling 01481 736699.