Skin changes with age, but can also be affected by your personal habits, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, sun exposure, and diet. Ageing can transform your skin and make it less tight and smooth than it used to be, often becoming drier, thinner, and more fragile. But have you ever wondered what decade brings about the most significant changes and what causes them?
In Your 20s
To ensure a lifetime of beautiful skin, you should start paying attention to your skin in your 20s. In this decade you are able to lay the foundation to how your skin will look in the future. Prevention will help you to minimise ageing signs, and investing in a daily skincare routine has never been so important. Acne breakouts are still expected in your 20s, particularly if you struggled with acne as a teenager. It’s particularly important to focus on cleansing and moisturising to ensure that your pores don’t clog up with oil and dead skin cells.
Fine lines will begin to appear on your face, mostly around your eyes and mouth, as your body’s natural antioxidant production begins to decline in your 20s. Using sunscreen should be part of your daily routine as well, as sun exposure in your 20s may lead to liver spots as you age.
In Your 30s
Your body’s metabolism begins to slow down in your 30s, which causes your skin’s collagen and elastin to break down. This provides you with thinner and less plump skin, with increased dryness and sensitivity. You will see deeper wrinkles forming around your eyes and mouth, with the possibility of broken capillaries on your face and age spots on your hands. Crow’s feet and laugh lines will be welcoming you into the next decade of your life.
If you had a lot of sun exposure in your 20s, you will start seeing this in your 30s as dark sunspots in your skin, as well as larger pores should the sun have damaged them. You will also notice increased sensitivity in the skin under your eyes, with the morning puffiness taking longer to go down. With a skincare routine carrying over from your 20s, which should include exfoliation and hydration, your skin will have a smoother and clearer appearance.
In Your 40s
Cell regeneration is slowing down considerably, with more defined and noticeable wrinkles in your skin. You will notice that your skin will start to sag and not bounce back, as elastin levels get even lower. The past couple of decades and your skincare routines will truly reflect now in your forties, with a good regime affecting how youthful you look. Ageing and stress will be more noticeable but easily targeted through non-invasive treatments to bring back your glowing skin.
As sun exposure is the key factor in ageing and skin damage, ensuring you have an effective sunscreen is essential. It is also important to target the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. With your body’s hormone-production ability slowing down in your 40s, your skin will be flakier and duller. Ensuring the utmost skin hydration is needed in this decade, especially in dry climates.
In Your 50s and Beyond
Dryness in your 50s and beyond becomes more noticeable, particularly if you’re going through menopause, due to low oestrogen levels. Sunspots and skin damage will increase, and your skin will start to lose its smooth feel. The skin around your eyes and jaw will start to sag due to gravity and not bounce back with the decrease in elastin and collagen production.
Sensitivity and thinness are bigger concerns for your skin, with less oil production and a dull appearance. Achieving younger looking skin with a smooth feel is possible, targeting the areas in which ageing signs become more apparent.
Targeting Ageing Effects
A hydrafacial procedure unclogs your pores and removes dead skin in a combination treatment that provides you with glowing and youthful skin regardless of your age. With exfoliation, cleansing, extraction, hydration, red light therapy, and antioxidant protection, you are sure to have a solution that is proven to reduce pigmentation, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce mild acne and facial lines. With take-home products, such as active-ingredient-fueled serums, the results of your treatment will not only be immediate but also long-lasting.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation ensures that sun-damaged skin is rejuvenated through removing sun and age spots, redness from broken vessels, and reducing areas of hyperpigmentation. Completely non-invasive, it helps the natural elastin and collagen production in your body. It offers smoother and firmer skin alongside a more even tone.
Ultracel Hifu stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, treating both wrinkles and sagging through creating a natural process in your body. You will notice plumper, firmer, and tighter skin with this treatment targeting the deeper tissues in the skin through a combination of radiofrequency and high-intensity focused ultrasound. The treatment provides a facelift without surgery or downtime.
At The Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we provide non-invasive solutions that target the areas of your skin that you aren’t completely happy with, ensuring that your skin retains or regains its youthful look and firmness. From treatments aiding with fine lines to treatments that help to rejuvenate your skin, you are sure to see it improve. If you’re comfortable with needles, you might consider botox treatment in Belfast, Jersey & Guernsey clinics.