The chances are, it’s been neglected and is crying out for some care and perhaps a new skincare routine? After the age of 25, the production of collagen and elastin decreases, therefore your skin will gradually begin to age.

Let’s take a closer look at the contributing factors to aging of the skin;

Stress

Stress and sleep deprivation, which often goes hand in hand, can cause the proteins in your skin to reduce elasticity, the lack of elasticity causes wrinkles, making your look tired and puffy around the eyes, resulting in older-looking skin.

Sun damage

85% of ageing is caused by the UVA rays from the sun. These rays can penetrate even on an overcast day and through windows and glasses, Over time the UV rays damage to your skin can become irreparable and can add years to your appearance.

However, it’s never too late to start wearing sunscreen, SPF 30 or more on your face,

Smoking

If you’re a smoker there are far more risks to your health than your skin but let’s look at how it can damage your skin. Smoking causes a lack of blood flow to your skin and depletes vitamins, leaving your skin dry and dehydrated and discoloured. For more than these reasons, you should give up.

Genetics

Genetics can play a key role in how our skin ages, ultimately this is out of our control and something we are born with.

Diet

Eating too much sugar and processed foods can cause damage to the skin. Sugar reacts with proteins which produces advanced glycation end products ( AGE) which causes skin to wrinkle and skin cells to get harden. The crisscross skin that you see on some ladies, that’s what it looks like.

 

Results of aging

The 3 major signs of aging skin are wrinkles, sagging, and loss of volume.

The first signs are fine lines such as crows feet, laughter lines, and forehead lines.

The loss of volume becomes apparent a little later by losing the definition in your face.

Sagging and deeper wrinkles will be next as the skin becomes drier with declining levels of collagen.

This all happens naturally as we get older, but by looking after your skin, you can delay the signs of aging.

Treatments

After all the negative, the good news is that the signs of aging can be delayed and indeed, reversed. In combination with a good diet and lifestyle, a great skincare routine is essential to help with the signs of aging. BUT your skin needs change over time, so what worked in your 20&30’s will need to be reviewed in your 30&40’s and so on.

Have you had a skincare audit recently? why not book in with Dr Sukhi to see the treatments and products available?

Clinics are on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday but She does see clients other days with prior arrangement.