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What Women Should Know about Skin and Age

Your Skin and Age
Take care of your skin while aging…

Aging is inevitable. The natural aging process and the changes in your body as well as the cumulative effectives of lifestyle choices and exposure to environmental elements take their toll on the body…and skin. However, the signs of that process, though, well those don’t have to be so inevitable.

Hormonal Changes = Skin Changes

Part of the natural aging process involves changes in hormones. Puberty introduced a surge in hormone production that may’ve led to teenage acne at the same time it led to the development of an adult figure.

One of the main hormones that spikes (and then periodically spikes and falls during each menstrual cycle) is estrogen. Estrogen stimulates the formation of skin-smoothing collagen and oils, so throughout child-bearing years, there’s a steady production of estrogen, allowing women to maintain skin firmness and hydration.

As menopause approaches, however, estrogen production tapers off, as does skin’s ability to retain moisture. Collagen production slows, too.

The Visible Signs of Hormonal Changes

Hormonal changes experienced during menopause cause dry skin and skin laxity. Both conditions contribute to sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. The diminished capacity of skin to rejuvenate itself also means aged skin becomes thinner, which reveals underlying structures, like blood vessels, that younger skin conceals.

While the description of skin’s aging process doesn’t paint a pretty picture, how noticeable the signs become is really up to you. While there is no fountain of youth, there are breakthroughs in skin care technology that help you significantly minimize the signs of aging.

Aging is inevitable; showing the signs of it is not. Contact us to speak with a customer service expert who can help you find the right products for your skin type, condition and age!

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