From the moment we are born, our skin (and really our whole body) begins to age. This is an undeniable fact that drives this wild experience of being human. For those of us who have the opportunity to try the sweet and sour realities of old age beyond our 20s, this steady growing up is showing somewhat more aggressively on our faces than in the 10,000 days before. From uneven texture to lack of charisma to some deep lines that last longer and longer after feeling, the physical manifestations of aging are relentless – and usually lead to a gradual loss of skin tightening.
"Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, flaccidity, hollowness and general loss of elasticity in the skin are signs of less tight skin," says skin expert and prominent facial therapist Melanie Grant. "Once we reach our 30s, we lose collagen at a rate of around 1% a year." This message may be a little alarming, but don't be upset! We asked Grant, the guru our girl Victoria Beckham trusts to keep her famous daisy mug fresh, for her top tips to keep our skin taut and toned as we dance into our 30s, 40s, and beyond .
Aside from collagen loss, Grant says, there are other naturally occurring compounds in the skin that are also starting to slow down one that we achieved in our 30s and beyond. "The functional elastin is also decreasing and the production of hyaluronic acid is also slowing down," she said. "Fine lines and wrinkles appear much more frequently after this age and will continue to increase over time. Vices like too much sun, smoking and stress will really show up."
Grant says that her philosophy of maintaining skin tightening is based on an initial mindset of prevention. "There is no one-size-fits-all approach to skin care because every complexion is different. I like to stick to an approach that focuses on prevention and then correction," she explains. "The key is to promote collagen synthesis. I would recommend starting with a vitamin C serum, retinol and, of course, sunscreens to protect the existing collagen."
And just like every other aspect of beauty, Grant says that healthy, toned skin starts from the inside. "Inner beauty is as important as current skin care. So take care of yourself from the inside out. This means eating healthy, eating fresh and healthy products and a wide range of healthy foods, drinking plenty of water and sleeping regularly. minimal stress and no smoking. "
If you're so inclined to seek office treatments to tighten the skin, Grant says there are options too. "Treatment modalities that use technologies such as radio frequency and ultrasound are ideal for tightening and tightening. I also love light therapy and lasers for tightening and tightening." But in the end, Grant believes you can take care of your skin health at home with great results, as long as you commit to your regime. "If you're in your late 40s and early 50s, your investment in your skin will pay off."
Check out the curated skincare that Grant has just prescribed for us, and see if you can do anything to keep your skin looking healthiest and youthful.
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