This is when you will start seeing those 1st signs of ageing setting in a bit more. You’ll probably start noticing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. There may be an increase in the depth of the lines. The more sun exposure you have had the earlier you will see the signs.
Your skin becomes thinner and finer. There’s some loss of collagen, (which gives skin its strength) and elastin (the stretchy part of your skin) and cell turnover has begun to slow down, making your complexion look a little dull.
As we age our cell turnover rate slows down. This is the process by which our skin produces new skin cells which travel from the lowest layer to the top layer and then shed off the skin. This is what keeps dead cells from building up on the skins surface. If this is working at its best this is what gives us our “glow”
Babies – 14 days
Teenagers – 21 – 28 days
Middle age – 28 – 42 days
50 and up – 42 – 84 days
Ideally we want to keep our cell turnover to 28 days for the best radiance. To keep this the important factors are exfoliation, aha’s and retinol.
Exfoliation helps with the most outer layer giving you a fresh look, but retinol is the most important to work from the bottom layer up pushing those new cells up.
But nothing at all beats SUNSCREEN! Unprotected Sun Exposure Will Cause Wrinkles. Safe sun exposure is your #1 way to fend off time as long as possible. 90% of premature aging is caused by UV rays. USE SUNSCREEN DAILY! and don’t forget to apply it to your hands and neck, as they are the real age teller.
A richer moisturiser-The moisturiser you used throughout your 20s may not be rich enough for thirty-something skin, so think wrinkle prevention and upgrade to something more hydrating if you feel that your complexion isn’t getting the moisture it needs to stay looking healthy. If you are prone to breakouts using a hydrating serum with hylauronic acid may be the better way to go, but more hydration is normally neeed.
Exfoliation- is as important as ever to rid the complexion of skin-dulling dead cells. You’ll see an immediate improvement. If signs of capillary damage and redness is showing an enzyme or acid based exfoliant may be more suited.
Retinol- The most powerful anti-ageing ingredient on the market- it strengthens collagen and elastin back up in your skin, increases cell turnover and depending on what type you use can help with sundamage and acne. A real wonder ingredient.
Anti-oxidants- This is all about protecting your skin from pollutants and UV damage. This should already be part of your regime.
Skincare must haves
- Good moisturiser
In salon treatments
- Extraction facial
- Anti-oxidant boost
- LED light therapy
- Course of AHA peels