Here's a breakdown of what happens to your skin while you're busy living.
- As skin ages, it experiences a slowing of the natural processes which help maintain youthful qualities such as firmness, tautness and radiance.
- Visible signs of skin aging (spots, fine lines, wrinkles, etc.) appear as a result of our skin's natural defense mechanisms, as well as slower cell renewal, turnover, activity and recovery.
Our skin starts to age as soon as we are born, but we don't typically think of it as aging until it starts to show dullness, spots, fine lines, wrinkles and loose, crepey texture. What causes these visible signs of aging is rather complex and varies according to your genetics and your exposome (lifestyle + environment). These are the key events:
The secret to healthy-looking skin at every age
To get a healthy-looking glow at any age, it's imperative to evolve your skin care routine according to your lifestyle and environment. Adjustments are often necessary to account for a change in climate, health status or new skin care goals. Talk to a Dermalogica skin therapist whenever you're experiencing change in your skin for tips on how to proceed.