Why are we so obsessed with slowing down the ageing process?
It’s natural to worry about our appearance but why do we assume we can control nature and the health of our skin?
It seems genetics play some part but, apart from the teenage spots and blemishes that most young people suffer during puberty, human skin tends to be fantastically resilient.
We all remember teens who had skin that was smooth, plump, firm and unlined. Their skin seemed to be unaffected by poor diet and late nights. Acne is fairly common during this time due to fluctuating hormones but most tend to heal quickly due to a healthy blood flow that keeps their skin well nourished.
Oil production is generally high so the skin is well lubricated.
As we get older our skin loses its muscle tone and elasticity with the effect that it becomes drier and thinner.
As a result our skin has the potential to wrinkle and sag and is less able to repair any damage.
These factors are out of our control but it seems that nature is kinder to some people than others. Whatever the case, we all have to get older and we can all take steps to look after our skin.
After all, the skin is the largest organ of the human body and deserves plenty of TLC.
The earlier we start in our lives the better – so what can we do to give our skin the best chance, whatever our age?
- Cleansing at any age but particularly in your teens is vital to keep those pores clear.
- Always wear a sunscreen when you go out in the sun.
- Moisturiser is vital whatever your age but always use a moisturiser that is appropriate for your age and skin type making sure it extends to your neck.
- Exfoliation is really beneficial when you are 30+ to stop your skin looking sallow and dull so that when the dead skin cells are removed, it will drink up your moisturiser.
As the years pass, the products we use become even more important and should be based on our skin type so cream cleansers may be more appropriate as our skin changes.
Weekly face masks are a good treat for your skin and eye creams and gels are a good addition if your eyes are puffy.
I still believe that moisturising is the most important part of your daily skincare regime whatever your age but in later years, richer formulas containing vitamins are best.
Beauty lies within and of course, we can try to give it a helping hand but just let nature take its course and enjoy who you are.
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