As you age, your skin changes with you. Lifestyle, sun exposure, and diet can all play a role in the way your skin changes over time. Some of the most common skin changes that older adults notice include wrinkles and fine lines, age or sun spots, loss of fullness beneath the skin, and excessive dryness.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles often first appear between the age of 30 and 40 and are most likely to appear where natural creases occur during facial expression. Areas where wrinkles are common are between the eyebrows, at the corners of the eyes, and alongside the mouth.
You can prevent or prolong the development of these skin changes by avoiding smoking and taking care of your skin throughout the years. Although it’s never too late to start, it is best practice to cleanse and moisturize twice daily while young. Later on when the skin requires more moisture, it is best to cleanse gently and use richer moisturizers.
Age Spots and Sun Spots
Age spots and sun spots are discolorations of the skin. They can be either red or brown and are very challenging to treat without help from a cosmetic dermatologist. You can prevent or prolong the development of sun spots and age spots by using sunscreen before sun exposure and avoiding smoking.
Loss of Fullness Beneath the Skin
As you age, you lose fat beneath your skin. While this occurs throughout the entire body, it is most noticeable in the face, where it can give the eyes, cheeks, and temples a sunken, hollow appearance. While adequate skin care cannot restore the fat beneath the skin, it can keep your skin healthier and aid in prevention of skin changes.
The skin's oil production decreases over time, and older adults often experience excessively dry skin as a result. In addition, older adults are more likely to have chronic diseases such as diabetes and less likely to drink an adequate fluid intake daily, both of which can have a negative impact on the skin. Our new My Girls face serum based on the original My Girls cream formula is enriched with Kakadu Plum Vitamin C Extract along with increased Vitamin B5 for brightening and plumping dry skin that has become dull and needs a boost of rejuvination!