How Skin Ages

The visible signs of aging skin—including dryness, loss of radiance, fine lines, and wrinkles—all begin on the inside before they see the light of day.

Let’s take a look at what to know about your skin’s aging process as you reach every stage.

Skin aging in your 30s

What does it look like?

Skin starts to lose its youthful radiance due to a slowing down in cell renewal and may start to feel dry. Fine expression lines appear, particularly around the eyes. On the inside, there may be signs of UV damage and a decrease in collagen production.

Starting in adulthood, skin loses about 1% of collagen a year.

What can you do?

Always use skincare or makeup products with an SPF. Regular exercise will help maintain good circulation and boost the flow of nutrients to the skin, while adequate intake of water and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will keep it well moisturized.

IMEDEEN® Derma One® tablets help fight the first signs of aging, working from within to improve hydration levels and skin radiance.*

Skin aging in your 40s

What does it look like?

Fine lines around the eyes and mouth deepen as skin becomes drier. UV-damaged skin may show more freckles and sun spots and fine thread veins can appear.

On the inside, the collagen and elastin support network starts to break down. Dermal density decreases as does the skin´s ability to retain moisture, and there is clear evidence of UV damage.

What can you do?

Drink plenty of water to hydrate skin from the inside and increase the level of antioxidants in your diet to help fight free radical damage. And take time to relax—stress affects skin quality, too.

Skin aging in your 50s

What does it look like?

Skin becomes drier and more susceptible to free radical damage and age spots due to decreasing estrogen levels post menopause. Fine lines and wrinkles become deeper and skin starts to sag as it loses underlying fat.

On the inside, skin loses 30% of its collagen in the first 5 years after menopause. This decreases skin quality and causes the epidermis to become thinner and less resilient.

What can you do?

Invest in specialist skincare products targeted at women approximately 50 years of age. Ensure you optimize your dietary intake of antioxidants and essential minerals, such as vitamins C and E, zinc and, calcium.

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