Your skin is a reflection of your internal health. However, your skin is also under a tremendous amount of environmental pressure. If you’re under severe stress, it will also show up in your skin and hair.
How does your face age?
What Aging Skin Looks Like in Your 20s
As you come out of adolescence, you may need to put away the acne-fighting skincare products. If you didn’t have a regular routine of moisturizing, now is the time to start.
In your 20s, your skin can start to look dull. You may appear tired. This could be because you’re in college or starting your career and putting in a lot of hours. It could also be because your lifestyle might not be the healthiest.
Your 20s are the decade of foundation building for your health in the future. If you picked up some bad habits in your late teens and early 20s, now is the time to correct those. To keep your skin as healthy as possible now and in the future
- stop smoking
- make sunscreen a regular part of your day
- moisturize your skin each time you clean your face
- build a healthy pattern of sleep
If you must get up early at this time in your life, make sure you’re getting to bed at a logical hour. Build a routine of bedtime habits that makes it easy for you to drop into deep sleep. Your face and brain will be the better for it in the coming decades.
Signs of Aging Skin in Your 30s
As you move into your 30s, you may start to notice fine lines around your eyes and lips. Loss of skin volume around your mouth may be greater if you are a smoker. You may notice the early signs of sun damage, including sun spots.
If your 20s were the ideal time to build a healthy pattern of sleep, now is the time ot focus on diet and hydration. Do your best to incorporate something raw into each meal. Limit your snacking to fresh fruits or veggies.
Boost your water intake. Carry a 16 ounce water bottle and make it your goal to empty it at least once between breakfast and lunch and again before dinner. If 64 ounces is a healthy goal, your water bottle will get you halfway there.
Visible Signs of Aging on Your Face in Your 40s
Hormonal changes take their toll on your skin in your 40s. You may have children to care for as your parents need more help. If your cortisol level is high, your skin may suffer flare-ups such as eczema or rosacea. Stress can also lead to oily skin in your 40s, leaving you dealing with both wrinkles and acne.
If you notice a loss of energy or muscle tone as well, it’s a good idea to get your GHG levels checked. A rapid drop in HGH production can be an indicator of a serious health issue.
A residual side effect of HGH therapy can be firmer skin. Supplemental HGH stimulates the cells in your skin that boost collagen production. If you’re wondering about the benefits of HGH therapy, review the growth hormone face before and after.
Protect Your Aging Skin: Skincare factors to Protect Your Face in Your 50s
Once you’re the owner of a 50 year old face, you may need to invest in better skin-care products. Your skin is vulnerable from above and below at this time of life.
If your stress level is high, your dermis may take longer to recover from a cut or a blemish. The flesh below your skin loses firmness, making it easier to scratch or scrape yourself. The skin itself also loses elasticity.
The shaving cream you’ve used since college may not work as effectively as it did. The moisturizer you’ve been using since you turned 40 may not be keeping up.
It’s also a very good time to reevaluate your cleansing habits. Hot water, which used to relax your body, may now be stripping your skin of necessary moisture. Back off the steamy showers and baths for something gentler.
Get serious about staying out of the sun in your 50s. You may love the feeling of warming in the sun, but make sure you invest in an easy to apply sunscreen that goes on automatically before you go outside. If you wear make-up, get a base with a high SPF. Invest in hats and other clothing that offer UV protection.
What to Expect on Your Face in Your 60s
The previous decisions of the last decades will show up in your 60s. If you never quit smoking, you may notice deep wrinkles around your mouth and eyes. If you were never interested in sunscreen, you may notice a lot of wrinkling across the forehead, around the eyes and under your chin.
Maintaining hydration in your 60s and beyond is key. Get into a habit of regular skin cleaning with a soap-free lotion cleanser, then moisturize after this gentle cleansing. Pay special attention to your eyes and make sure that your lips are both moisturized and protected with a high SPF lip balm.
If you’ve been able to reduce your stress level to protect your face, pay special attention to your scalp. Extreme stress can impact your ability to grow new hair. Because graying hair can be fragile and more prone to breakage, regular stress reduction activities can protect more than your face.
The diet and hydration levels necessary for a healthy body can give you healthier facial skin. Hormonal challenges to your bodily health will also impact the skin on your face. Regular physical exams, SPF protections and healthy habits will keep your facial skin looking younger.