Skin Ageing

When does skin ageing start?

AGEING- STARTS IN WOMEN IN THEIR LATE 20’S

Most women are unaware that oestrogen levels start declining in women in their late 20’s, not in their 40’s. This gradual drop in Oestrogen causes skin changes which are different from the two forms of ageing the skincare industry has typically focused, which are:

  • Chronologic Ageing – changes due to age.
  • Environmental Ageing – due to pollution.

This 3rd type of skin ageing, “Hormonal Ageing,” where decreasing oestrogen results in the body producing less Collagen, Elastic Tissue, and Hyaluronic Acid. This process is unique to women; it is separate and cumulative to the other forms of ageing and becomes most apparent during menopause when oestrogen levels can drop dramatically.

What is Oestrogen?

Oestrogen is one of the leading female sex hormones. While both women and men produce Oestrogen, it plays a more significant role in women’s bodies, being a key component in puberty. 

Is Omega 3 good for skin health?

A diet rich in Omega 3 can help slow down the ageing process.

Fatty acids are essential for many functions of the skin. They act as building blocks in the skin cells, they lubricate the skin, and they protect the skin from sun damage and potentially skin cancer. Western diets tend to contain low levels of omega 3, which is essential for maintaining good health. 

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How to protect your skin from ageing?

Now that you understand the three types of ageing, you can now make better choices and take preventative measures to keep your skin looking as young as you feel.

Our Aestheticians are highly trained and experienced in skin and will help you to understand how to restore and maintain your skin’s health.

During your free consultation, the Aesthetician will assess your skin and recommend a treatment plan. Including a home skincare routine, products and treatments.

Skin Ageing

How to look younger?

To understand how we can keep youthful skin qualities, we need to look at the biology of the skin. Our skin is composed of three necessary materials that keep it looking and feeling good:

  1. Collagen gives our skin strength.
  2. Elastic Tissue, which gives our skin its elasticity that “bounces back.”
  3. Hyaluronic Acid that keeps our skin plump and hydrated.

Our body’s natural hormones are directly responsible for the production of these three critical parts of our skin. Once we have a general understanding of our skin, we can then constructively start to look after our skin’s health.

What are the symptoms of ageing?

Research shows that Hormonal Skin Ageing causes twelve distinct skin symptoms. Such as:

  • Thinning skin.
  • Dehydrated. 
  • Dry. 
  • Sensitive skin. 
  • Acceleration of fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Decreased elasticity and firmness.
  • Flushing. 
  • Skin pigmentation.
  • Itchiness. 
  • Breakouts.
  • Photosensitivity. 
  • Unwanted facial hair growth.

Addressing Hormonal ageing before the full onset of menopause significantly reduces these symptoms, and the difficulty in reducing signs of ageing post-menopause.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can reduce the symptoms of hormonal ageing. However, HRT is no longer routinely prescribed since it may have side effects for some people. 

So what can a woman do to get an early start on treating the symptoms of hormonal ageing?

Research has shown that specific botanicals, principally phytoestrogens, can effectively reduce the symptoms of hormonal ageing. And these phytoestrogens are incorporated into innovative new products. Also, a balanced diet which is rich in omega 3 can help.

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