- It's not fun, but we are all getting older and our face is aging.
- Here are the not so pretty facts about how the face ages:
- - The color and texture of skin changes
- - Crow's feet and frown lines begin to form
- - Tissue around the eyes begins to wrinkle
- - With advanced age both the upper and lower eyelids begin to sag
- - Creases begin to form around the lips
- - Face looses fullness and bones appear more prominent
- - Aging skin sags as muscle tone decreases
- - Skin appears thinner
- - Skin becomes dry as oil production in the skin decreases
- - Pigmented spots tend to increase
- - Collagen and elastin production decreases
- - Skin loses its ability to retain moisture
- - Dead skin cells do not shed as fast and there is less turnover of new cells giving the skin an opaque appearance
Excessive sun exposure and smoking are just a few things that can accelerate these changes. Regardless most of them will happen to all of us.
Depending on sun exposure and lifestyle habits, we recommend beginning an aggressive anti-aging regimen for your skin around the age of 30. This should begin with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen giving a sun protection factor of at least 30, preferably 45. Sunscreen should be worn every day, even in winter! Sunscreen is truly the most effective anti-aging cream on the market.
In our next blog we will show some excellent ways to visually combat some of these changes using cosmetics for the 50-something and older woman. An all too often ignored segment of women by cosmetics companies.
In spite of all of the changes, we believe older women can be absolutely stunning!
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Bonnie and Tanya