How to look Your Best with SOFT AND BEAUTIFUL Senior Skin
Alternative Medicine|August 2021
Maybe not everything improves with age, but one thing – healthy, vibrant skin – is not something that must be relinquished to younger years. Senior skin, needs special care. And if we treat our skin right as we age, healthy, vibrant skin can accompany us into our golden years.
REBECCA SKLAR

Our skin starts aging while we are still young. As time passes, a combination of genes, lifestyle, and environment – especially sun – leaves its mark.

Wrinkles, uneven tone, and a dulled complexion often join us as we get older. In addition, older skin becomes thinner and more susceptible to ongoing damage. Take wrinkles, for example, we start to lose our skin's collagen support as twenty-somethings, which eventually results in “static” wrinkles. Likewise, over the years, our repeated expressions – smiles and frowns – generate “dynamic” wrinkles. Today, though, we have a range of procedures to stimulate new collagen and limit dynamic wrinkles, giving us a chance to push our skin's “restart” button.

Uneven skin tone – “age spots” and “spider veins,” for example, are also typical of senior skin.

Skin cancer is a serious concern. But the sun impacts our skin in a number of ways. Over the years, ultraviolet rays accelerate the breakdown of collagen and can also leave permanent darkened patches and broken blood vessels. Fortunately, as with wrinkles, we have techniques that can address this damage, “resurface” our skin and boost our complexion.

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