Skin Tightening/ Ageing
As we age, the skin degenerates and breaks down. It loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronis acid, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.
The degenerative effect of ageing causes the skin to lose moisture known as trans epidermal water loss. This results in an impaired acid mantle and compromised structural integrity of the skin. The decline in natural oil production or sebaceous flow effects the skin hydration, thickness and quality of the matrix. Turgidity and firmness, both outcomes of ageing are major influencing factors affecting one's appearance.
Physiology of ageing and weakening of the skin
- A delince in enzymatic activity, cell division slows down
- Solar keratosis and environmental impact becomes evident
- The heart of all ageing has to be cellular, then molecular
- Ageing is a decrease in functionality
- Collagen production declines, dermal structures and systems that work in synergy deteriorate, wrinkles, and fine lines form, skin starts to sag ( saggy Skin)
- Years of facial expression, sun exposure and other factors such as smoking or poor diet, the results can include deep lines, creases, folds and age spots. The cell renewal rate slows done, resulting in a build up of dead skin cells and dull looking skin.
Two contributing factors to ageing
- Intrinsic: genetic, an individuals genetic make-up
- Extrinsic: environmental, free radical and diet
Most often there can be a combination of both
Even those who have had a beautiful skin their teens and twenties will need to change their skin care regime as they age. What was effective in their youth may no longer work in your thirties or forties and by the time you reach your fifties and sixties, everyone will require an intensive moisturising routine to combat age-related dryness and loss of elasticity.
Contributing factors to saggy skin
- Weight Loss
- Sun damage
20 is the age that collagen production starts to break down
In your 30's, collagen and elastin starts to decline by 10%