Skin & Time: What Happens To Your Skin In Your 30s, 40s & 50s

Dorothy Tan


It is common knowledge that our skin changes and goes through different phases as we grow older. A better understanding of the shifting needs of your skin would help you better care for it by giving it the right treatments and products. The Daily Mail has recently published an article that gives you a quick tour of what happens to your skin during your thirties, forties and fifties.

The 30s: As you come out of your twenties, your skin starts to lose some of the natural benefits of youth. Not only does your body regenerate cells and produces collagen and elastic at a slower rate (which leads to fine lines and less firm skin), it's weakening blood and lymph circulatory systems could also lead to a duller complexion and weight gain. To combat these problems, upgrade your skincare to something more hydrating and be more diligent with the exfoliation and face masks to give your skin that extra boost.

The 40s: A slowing lymphatic system means your body is getting rid of toxins less efficiently, which can lead to puffiness around the eyes and cheeks.Lower sebum productions means your skin is more vulnerable to environmental conditions. As oestrogen level drops, your skin tends to get saggier and more wrinkled. Although no skincare product would turn back time, ensuring that your skin is well-moisturized would definitely reduce the signs of aging.

The 50s: Age spots, pigmentation and spider veins would probably have started appearing by your fifties. Aging around the eyes is the most obvious as they become more hooded and wrinkled with your skin elasticity breaking down. Larger, more pronounced pores and dehydrated skin are common problems. To slow down the aging process, invest in a Vitamin A retinol-based product and treat your skin to regular doses of nourishing masks, serums and creams.

[via The Daily Mail]

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