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How Our Skin Changes Through The Years 

Chronological aging, otherwise called intrinsic or endogenous aging, depends on the passage of time and is influenced by genetics, hormonal changes, and metabolic processes.

That said, environmental stressors, create havoc on your skin, and affect the dermis, causing cellular production disruption and premature aging.  Habits like smoking, too much alcohol, a poor unclean diet, and having too much stress can also factor into your chronological aging.


This kind of aging can be seen on your face and body areas and reflect the aging process taking place.  Aged skin shows typical characteristics including fine wrinkles, dryness, sallowness, and loss of elasticity.  Aging starts as early as our 20s, caring for our complexion as early as one can, will be enormously beneficial at a later date in one's life.  


Expression lines will begin to form from talking, laughing, and frowning. The collagen and elastin that have kept your skin supple slowly start to break down.

What to do: Wearing sun protection remains your best bet for preventing skin damage, eating clean food, and drinking plenty of water.

 In Your 20s 

 In Your 30s 

Sun, frowning, and laughing induced the creation of wrinkles.  At this stage, these lines are more superficial and less noticeable. Collagen and elastin starts to deplete at a faster rate.

What to do: Use products with ingredients that help promote the natural production of collagen and elastin.  Protect your skin from the sun and UV radiation.  Manage your stress. Maintain your skin hydrated. Eat clean fruits and vegetables which provide essential nutrients to maintain healthy glowing skin.  Start taking care of your neck area, a big tell-tell of our age.

 In Your 40s 

This is the decade when dryness starts to settle. Dead skin cells are sticking around longer, darker spots may appear, and expression lines can become more permanent.

This is the decade when dryness starts to settle. Dead skin cells are sticking around longer, darker spots may appear, and expression lines can become more permanent.

 In Your 50s 

Some damage has already occurred, particularly if you haven't been wearing sun protection, using damaging skincare products, having a poor lifestyle, and may be exposed to the effect of medications. Wrinkles, age spots and spider veins are bound to show up and the skin can become dryer and wrinkles become deeper.

What to do: Wearing sun protection remains your best bet for preventing damage, use clean skincare that helps protect against further damage.  Eat clean food and drink plenty of water.

 In Your 60s 

By now you have experienced every hormonal and chronological skin change.  If you have been properly taking care of your skin and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through the previous decades, you will be the recipient of great rewards in the form of more stable skin quality, fewer wrinkles, better skin texture, and overall younger-looking skin.  Wrinkles, red veins, dark spots, and loss of firmness are common but are probably less pronounced if you made a habit of protecting and lovingly caring for your skin.

What to do: At this stage, all you need to do is maintain a consistent, well-designed skincare routine.   Don't be shy, ask your aesthetician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon about more advanced microdermabrasion, peels, and other options that might make the dramatic difference you're searching for.  Keep appraised and avoid toxic ingredients.  Maintain good habits by nourishing, hydrating, and applying healthy and effective anti-aging products while using sun protection every day.  Last but by no means least, eat a healthy diet of Whole Foods, it will not only benefit your skin in incredible ways, but your body and your organs will remain healthier for a longer period of time.



Daily overexposure to environmental, harmful elements like the sun, climatic conditions, toxins, atmospheric or water pollution all cause damage to your skin.


Environmental factors and sun-damaged skin can cause premature aging, dryness, skin rashes, acne, and eczema.


The environment is connected to our health.  It encompasses "all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all its related behaviors.”

Though one may be genetically predisposed to certain skin problems, it may be aggravated by environmental factors. So, it’s essential to be cognizant of the damage that the environment can have on your skin.


The damage effects of pollution, toxins in the air, and daily ultraviolet radiation are cumulative, taking a toll on our skin.

Stressed Skin


Frequent and prolonged stress hits all our tissues hard.  Our skin is a great barometer for how much stress is affecting our bodies.


Stress causes a chemical reaction that makes your skin more reactive and sensitive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal.


Stress causes under-eye darkness and bags, dry, flaky skin, acne, rashes and hives, flushed face, fine lines, graying hair, thinning hair, and deep grooves in your nails.


Intense stress doesn’t only make you feel sluggish and exhausted, it ages you as it produces high levels of Cortisol which has been scientifically linked to slowing down collagen and elastin and breaking down your skin structure.

The body’s ability to better metabolize naturally derived ingredients lessens the risk of bioaccumulation, a result of the body reaching its limit of chemicals and toxins from either the environment or personal care products. When the body can no longer process or excrete them, these substances can accumulate and could have the potential to become harmful.



When we lose more water from the body than we are taking in, we become dehydrated.  Over 40 million Americans suffer from a skin disorder and as many as 70% of the U.S. population also suffers from dehydration.


Dehydration is linked to dry scaly skin, wrinkles, and other skin problems. We lose water from our skin when we perspire, when we sweat, and through surface evaporation.  As we age it becomes harder for water to enter our cells and retain moisture. Your skin reflects the health of your cells. If your cells are healthy, your skin will be supple and glowing.

In order to treat dehydrated skin, it is important to understand some of the general causes of it;  poor cleansing with harsh soaps, cleansers, and abrasive scrubs can contribute to dehydrated skin.  Using poorly developed skincare products that contain harsh, harmful, toxic ingredients dehydrates the dermis.  A poor diet of processed foods, sugar, excess of protein, hydrogenated oils, and lack of natural vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables, smoking and excessive drinking, all have a great impact on the dehydration of the skin.

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