We’ve already explored how skin changes as you enter your 30s, and today we’re looking at the shifts as skin ages in general throughout your life. Whether you’re freshly entering your 40s or cruising along in your 80s, aging skin has specific needs and we know how to address them.
Let’s be clear: there’s nothing wrong with skin aging.
When we talk about aging and skincare, that word has no negative connotation here. Aging is natural, and a sign of a long life. We’re here to help you embrace it with grace, celebrate it with vigor, and treat it with the care and kindness that it deserves.
Now that we’ve established that, let’s talk changes.
We know that skin changes as we age, but what are the signs, and what causes them? It’s easy to just equate it with wrinkles and fine lines, but there’s so much more to it. Overall, one of the biggest changes is that the epidermis, or the outermost layer of skin, gets thinner. Pigmented patches, often referred to as sun spots, can become visible, and are signs of sun exposure from over the years.
Additionally, skin’s elasticity reduces as changes in our connective tissue occur, leading to skin less plump and firm than before. Another noticeable change is reduced oil production. While this may sound great to those with acne-prone complexions, later in life it means skin has a harder time keeping hydrated.
Are there concerns to address? Yes. Is it doable? Absolutely.
Even though these issues may sound a bit technical and worrisome, there are ingredients and products in place already to address them at any age. Don’t worry about starting too late, or even too early. Taking care of your skin is the right move at any age. In fact- your skin is constantly repairing and renewing itself, so there’s truly never a wrong time to start investing in your skincare routine. All it takes is the right tools and knowledge. So what do we suggest for aging skin? Let’s break it down.
Discover your must-have creams for aging skin.
The Ultimate Hydrator: Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream
This best-selling face cream is a heavy hitter at any age, and works for all skin types, making it a perfect product to bring in your routine now, and keep it around forever. Great for everyday use, it strikes a balance, deeply moisturizing without feeling greasy. Learn more about the powerful effects of Vitamin C in our Nourish article demystifying the ingredient here.
The Collagen Booster: Form Control Marine Collagen Gel
Every superhero needs a sidekick, and for aging skin, that’s our collagen gel. While the Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream creates a moisturized base complexion with a brightened glow, the Form Control Marine Collagen Gel comes in to smooth everything over. Filling and plumping fine lines and wrinkles, it adds a polished finish to hydrated skin.
Skin will age and change. But your attitude doesn’t have to.
Don’t see aging skin as something to fix or revert. It doesn’t need either of those things. But that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself and have fun with your skincare routine like you always have. Put some joy in the process with a little learning session (there’s plenty of other Nourish articles to get you started), and give yourself a little shopping spree.
Self care is ageless. Skin isn’t. Show it some love and you’ll glow with every passing year.