The Aging of the Face

With each passing year, our skin starts to look and feel different, the actual shape of our face changes too.

Thankfully, these days there are so many options and steps we can take, to maintain our youthful looks and with the right ‘upkeep’ we can prevent and restore some of the primary signs of aging.

In our twenties we have wonderful collagen to support our skin, keeping it supple and fresh with luminosity. The subcutaneous fat (the fat below the surface of your skin) around the apples of your cheeks is firm and perky.

These are important years as our lifestyle and how we care for our skin in this decade will determine what kind of damage we deal with in our thirties and forties, which is why it’s so important to wear sunscreen year-round.

It is also recommended to include an antioxidant product in our morning routine, to stop burgeoning fine lines from turning into wrinkles.

 In our thirties we now start to see habits from our early years taking its toll on our face. Due to less collagen and hyaluronic acid production you also see early signs of volume loss, mostly in the mid-face and chin, you may notice that your face is starting to look slimmer and more angular, which can make you look older and more tired.

We see uneven skin tones, hyperpigmentation and visible broken blood vessels start to become more of an issue, along with lines between eyes and crows feet.

Melasma, which is usually a result of sun exposure, appears as brown patches that often occurs on the forehead, cheeks, and chin.

Look for an exfoliating cleanser and a night cellular restoration product to help with cell turnover and pigmentation. This is also a good time to add some topical collagen and hyaluronic acid to your beauty routine to keep some plumpness.

In our forties,our face starts deflating, losing even more subcutaneous fat from the mid-face and those of the temples and the front of the ears, then around the mouth and chin and along the jawline.

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We notice our skin also loses the ability to bounce back as quickly, causing skin to sag.

Our skin gets drier and this along with the sagging, can lead to more pronounced lines and wrinkles.

It is advised to start wearing a heavy moisteriser to improve dehydration.

Peptides, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid to correct dark spots and brighten skin.

Facial creams can only go so far. If you’re really wanting to look a little younger or to simply restore some lost fullness, Dermal Fillers and Anti-wrinkle Injections are a fantastic option.

 These injections are a non-invasive technique and are a great alternative to surgical options. They have the ability to achieve desired results in a short space of time.

 When done correctly they allow us to create a natural appearance and not so much of a  ‘Done’ look … unless of course, this is the look you desire..?

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