Ageing is one of those things that is investible and most of us dread. It is accompanied by changes in appearance such as wrinkle development, pigmentation often-blotchy brown patches, redness and loss of elasticity. Ageing is due to changes in the DNA, sun damage, smoking and alcohol usage alongside collagen production slowing.
As we age we have less collagen production as our body has stopped growing for the most part and therefore the need for collagen is less. Collagen is the most abundant protein found within the human body. It provides the skin with structure. How we age varies throughout the years and thus what we need to do varies for each age group.
IN OUR TEENS – EARLY 20’S
Prevention and protection is absolutely vital at this point in our life. It is important to develop a strong skincare routine (We can help you with this!!) to assist with hydration of the skin in later years, which will retain the vitality of the skin. Vitamin C is a powerful ingredient, which is a great at stimulating collagen and preserving skin health.
UV radiationà the type of radiation we get from the sun plays a major role in premature ageing, it can encourage loss of collagen and elastin. The two things which keep the skin firm, plump and youthful.
At 25 is when ageing really starts to occur (scary we know), the skin starts to present with dark spots, blotchy brown pigment, redness and fine lines. Treatment in this age group is still easy and not too invasive with options of chemical peels (we promise these aren’t as scary as they sound) and laser for pigmentation. Microneedling will be able to tackle the redness and fine lines, an added benefit is it can also stimulate collagen production.
35,45 50 AND ABOVE
At this age, skincare still plays a vital role in strengthening the skin as well as bringing a healthy hydrated glow to the skin. We can put a pause on ageing through skin tightening procedures such as dermapen microneedling, which as previously mentioned stimulates collagen production. This is amazing for open pores, wrinkles, loose skin and fine lines. Chemical peels are also a great procedure for this age group that assist with cellular regeneration and remove the cell build up ultimately aiding in skin rejuvenation. Anti-wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers are also a great option for loss of plumpness and smoothing out those fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol is a key skincare product in everyone’s skincare routine. It stimulates the production of collagen and promotes skin renewal.