Nurturing Your Skin as it Ages: Skin Technique’s Guide to Positive Aging
In early adolescence, your skin is at its best – no visible pores, no dryness, and untouched by sun or stress. However, just like the rest of our organs, our skin starts the natural aging process.
While we cannot control everything, like genetics, there are things we can manage: diet, hydration, smoking, and alcohol consumption.
But sometimes, even with the best intentions and efforts, our skin needs extra help.
The secret is an approach called positive aging.
Positive aging is not about pursuing youth but feeling empowered, confident, and healthy in the skin you are in.
Here at Skin Technique in Vancouver, British Columbia, we are dedicated to honouring your timeless beauty and empowering you through every year of your life, giving you agency over aging. Consider our customized 360 treatment plan method as a valuable ally on your journey.
These interventions will nurture your skin health and overall well-being while boosting your confidence.
In this article, you will understand the tell-tale signs of aging, the accompanying skin concerns, and how to manage them so you can look and feel your best at any age!
Your 20s – 30s: Pre-Rejuvenation
Being proactive is critical, and this stage is the perfect opportunity to take charge. The goal in this stage is to preserve the beauty of your expressions.
Use preventive measures to prepare for future reparative goals. By developing an easy-to-follow skincare routine with low-maintenance treatments, you can effectively address early fine lines and prevent changes in collagen production.
Collagen and Elastin
Change: Collagen and elastin production, which contributes to skin firmness and elasticity, gradually declines.
Effect: Skin appears less firm, and the first signs of fine and expression lines may become noticeable.
Change: The shedding of old skin cells and the generation of new ones begin to slow down.
Effect: Skin looks slightly duller.
Change: Natural skin hydration levels can start to decrease.
Effect: Skin becomes drier.
Your 40s – 50s: Modern Maintenance
As nature continues to take its course, now is the time to boost your skin health by setting up an enhanced treatment, including more frequent treatments. The goal in this stage is prevention and correction.
At this stage, continue with preventative measures and get started on corrective ones.
In your 40s and 50s, your skin loses some elasticity and firmness, making it look less hydrated and plump. Fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent; age spots and uneven skin tone begin to appear. These changes include:
Change: Facial volume is gradually lost.
Effect: Decreased overall facial fullness, appearing as hollow areas around eyes and cheeks.
Change: Weakening of facial and other skin-supportive structures.
Effect: Loose or sagging skin, for example, the appearance of neck lines.
Collagen and Elastin
Change: Further decline of collagen and elastin production.
Effect: More pronounced fine lines and wrinkles. Examples are crow’s feet, marionette lines, etc.
Consider trying and combining the following:
Your 60s: Advanced Approach
Celebrate the richness of your journey and adjust your treatment plan to support your skin’s resilience. Here, we focus on restoring volume loss, tightening skin, and improving texture. In this stage, the aim is to age gracefully.
In your 60s and beyond, the skin experiences more inelasticity, resulting in decreased plumpness and hydration. These changes include:
Collagen and Elastin
Change: More reduction and impairment in collagen and elastin production. This double-edged process contributes to the loss of skin elasticity and firmness.
Effect: Sagging skin; an example is the appearance of jowls.
Change: There is a natural loss of subcutaneous fat, especially in the cheeks and under the eyes.
Effect: Skin appears more hollowed. Deeper wrinkles and fine lines become more pronounced around the eyes, mouth, and neck.
Age Spots and Hyperpigmentation
Change: Darkened skin surface areas from more prolonged exposure to the sun over the years.
Effect: Age spots on the skin and uneven skin tone.
Consider combining the following:
Age Your Way with Skin Technique
You are not too young or too old to feel beautiful. Positive aging can come through prevention, routine, or rejuvenation. Sometimes, the best outcomes come from combining these three approaches, regardless of age.
Our expert team will work with you to develop a personalized 360 treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns and goals. With the right approach, you can enjoy your skin’s full potential throughout the ages, embodying a more confident and radiant you.
So, live life to the fullest, while we take care of the rest.
Book a consultation with us today to get started.