• Denise Beaulieu

Learn How Your Skin Ages Over Time and How to Keep it Radiant

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

As we age, our skin undergoes lots of changes. Each stage of life carries with it, its own unique challenges. Things like genetics, lifestyle, diet, and how we treat ourselves all play a vital role in how our skin ages. While there is no way of eliminating this ageing process completely, there are a few things you can do to help protect your skin and to make it look and feel healthier.


Sleep

A good nights’ sleep of between 7 to 9 hours is absolutely recommended. Your body and skin need this time to rejuvenate. While you sleep your skin repairs itself, as it boosts the blood flow to the skin and produces new collagen. All of which is super important as we age.

Drink Lots of Water

Drinking enough water can help you combat a variety of skin issues including psoriasis and eczema. It does this by helping your digestive system flush out toxins from the body. This, in turn, will improve your complexion for healthy and glowing skin.

Diet

Eat antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables, healthy fats from oily fish and nuts, and a varied and balanced diet. This should give optimal levels of the nutrients that are crucial for radiant skin, including beta carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and selenium.

Exercise

By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keeps them vital. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin. In addition to providing oxygen, blood flow also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells.

Good Skincare Routine

Following a natural skin routine will go a long way in helping to ease the transition through the different stages in our life. Try and stay away from commercial products with ingredients that are unrecognizable. While these may appear to help in the short term, in long run they are actually much worse and can lead to numerous problems in the future through the accumulation of harmful chemicals that build up in the body over time.


Different Stages of the Skin


Teen Years

During the teen years, high levels of a male hormone called testosterone develop in both men and women. This hormone produces high levels of oil in our glands, resulting in pimples on the face, neck and in some cases the chest and back. Protecting the skin from UV rays during these younger years is critical for both the long term health and appearance of your skin. Damage from the sun resulting from your teenage years can cause significant issues as you grow older.


Helpful skincare routine tips

  • In order to help combat these issues in your teen years, it is important to limit your time in the sun and to begin a good skincare routine.

  • Using a facial cleanser, that not only gently cleans but also detoxifies the skin with antioxidant and antibacterial properties without over-drying the skin is a must.

  • Next and often forgotten, is a facial toner. A facial toner is especially important for acne-prone skin because it helps to correct and balance the pH of your skin and reduces the pore size to prevent dirt and dead skin cells from clogging your pores.

  • Following that, moisturize with a non-perfumed, non-alcohol-containing cream. Don’t forget to use it on your throat and neck area as well.

  • Use all-natural soaps, free from chemically laden commercial products.


From 20 to 30 Years of Age

Your skin still looks youthful in your early 20s, along with your complexion and tone. Moisture levels are stable, which helps protect your skin. The skin does start to age around the age of 25 and it's around this time that the regenerative process begins to slow slightly. Both Collagen and elastin production begins to slow down. Collagen and elastin are fibres that make up the supporting structure of the skin. Collagen gives skin its firmness while elastin keeps skin tight. Both of these fibres are plentiful in young skin and start to break down with natural ageing and as a result of sun exposure.


Many people being to notice small wrinkles appearing around their eyes from repetitive facial expressions ageing they enter their late 20s. Lines can start showing on the brow, forehead, around the eyes and on the back of your hands.


Helpful skincare routine tips


As with all stages of life, it is important to limit your time in the sun and to begin a good skin care routine.

  • Using a facial cleanser in the morning, that not only gently cleanses but also detoxifies the skin with antioxidant and antibacterial properties without over-drying the skin is a must. In the evening it's crucial to remove your makeup before bed. A chemical-free, unscented makeup remover is your best option.

  • Again using a facial toner in the morning and evening is a great addition. Not so much now for acne-prone skin but mostly to help to correct and balance the pH of your skin and reduces the pore size to prevent dirt and dead skin cells from clogging your pores.

  • Following that, moisturize with a non-perfumed, non-alcohol-containing cream. Don’t forget to use it on your throat and neck area as well.

  • Using foot cream helps to keep our feet in good form making them soft and supple and reduces the risks of cracks, dry skin, red spots and calluses.

  • Use all-natural soaps, free from chemically laden commercial products.


From 30 to 40 years of Age

Life starts to kick into high gear during your 30s. Long days spent at work, new families and relationships can all create stress and tiredness. It's during this time that your skin begins to show more noticeable signs of ageing. Things such as crow's feet and forehead creases start appearing from years of frowning and smiling. A good pair of sunglasses can help the eyes from squinting. Many people begin experiencing discolouration and even brown spots on their skin. As collagen production slows, the skin begins to thin due to less collagen production. Time spent outside without sunscreen during younger years starts to impact your skin during your 30s.


Helpful skincare routine tips

  • Using a facial cleanser in the morning, that not only gently cleanses but also detoxifies the skin with antioxidant and antibacterial properties without over-drying the skin is a must. In the evening it’s crucial to remove your makeup before bed. A chemical-free unscented makeup remover is your best option.

  • Exfoliation is an excellent way to remove the build-up of dead skin cells and can help the natural rejuvenation process.

  • Again using a facial toner in the morning and evening is a great addition. Not so much now for acne-prone skin but mostly to help to correct and balance the pH of your skin and reduces the pore size to prevent dirt and dead skin cells from clogging your pores.

  • Following that, moisturize with a non-perfumed, non-alcohol-containing cream. Don’t forget to use it on your throat and neck area as well.

  • Using foot cream helps to keep our feet in good form while making them soft and supple and reduces the risks of cracks, dry skin, red spots and calluses.

  • Use all-natural soaps, free from chemically laden commercial products.


From 40 to 50 Years of Age

The face starts to reveal more expression wrinkles due to the skin becoming less firm. The face will often lose some of its volume and will sometimes begin to sag. As we enter our mid-40s, the body experiences some significant hormonal changes and skin is less resilient to damage. Collagen and elastin decline in production during this stage and the skin becomes less radiant. Skin tends to get dry easier during your forties, and it's crucial to find a good moisturizer. It's common for darker patches to begin appearing due to higher melanin production and clumping. Boosting antioxidants is a great way to help your skin look younger.


Helpful skincare routine tips


  • Using a facial cleanser in the morning, that not only gently cleanses but also detoxifies the skin with antioxidant and antibacterial properties without over-drying the skin is a must. In the evening it’s crucial to remove your makeup before bed. A chemical-free, unscented makeup remover is your best option.

  • Exfoliation is an excellent way to remove the build-up of dead skin cells and can help the natural rejuvenation process.

  • Again using a facial toner in the morning and evening is a great addition. Not so much now for acne-prone skin but mostly to help to correct and balance the pH of your skin and reduces the pore size to prevent dirt and dead skin cells from clogging your pores.

  • Following that, moisturize with a non-perfumed, non-alcohol-containing cream. Don’t forget to use it on your throat and neck area as well.

  • Using organic foot cream helps to keep our feet in good form making them soft and supple and reduces the risks of cracks, dry skin, red spots and calluses.

  • Once a week use a natural facial mask,

  • Drinking Chaga tea (or Chaga capsules) is also a great addition to your morning routine. Because of the cell rejuvenation properties this will help to heal from within.

  • Use all-natural soaps, free from chemically laden commercial products.


From 50 to 60 Years of Age

A lot of hormonal changes happen during your fifties, including menopause. Wrinkles become more noticeable, and spotting tends to appear on the hands and face. The face starts to look different as your cheeks, and bone structure becomes more defined.

Oil glands begin to slow down in production, and the same can be said for the amount of time it takes for cells to regenerate. Damage caused by UV rays in your younger years becomes more noticeable and pores also become easier to spot.


Helpful skincare routine tips

  • Using a facial cleanser in the morning, that not only gently cleanses but also detoxifies the skin with antioxidant and antibacterial properties without over drying the skin is a must. In the evening it’s crucial to remove your makeup before bed. A chemical free, unscented makeup remover is your best option.

  • Exfoliation is an excellent way to remove the build-up of dead skin cells and can help the natural rejuvenation process.

  • Again using a facial toner in the morning and evening is a great addition. Not so much now for acne-prone skin but mostly to help to correct and balance the pH of your skin and reduces the pore size to prevent dirt and dead skin cells from clogging your pores.

  • Following that, moisturize with a non-perfumed, non-alcohol-containing cream.

  • Once a week use organic Bath Milk in the tub. Bath Salts, contain many beneficial minerals. Bathing in a solution of warm water and bath salts will work to draw out impurities, pollution, toxins, oil, dirt and sweat from the skin as well as increases blood circulation. They aid in the healing of dry skin, making skin soft and supple.

  • Using foot cream helps to keep our feet in good form making them soft and supple and reduces the risks of cracks, dry skin, red spots and calluses.

  • Use all natural soaps, free from chemically laden commercial products.

Concluion

As we age, our skin tells the story of how we lived. Your skin will change over the years, and that's okay, it happens to everyone. Treating your skin well throughout your life is the best way to lessen the effects of ageing. It's essential to protect yourself from harmful UV rays, avoid chemically-loaded skincare products and be sure to use a good natural moisturizer. Other factors such as diet, stress, sleep and exercise can help slow down the natural ageing process. Learn more about how you can make the shift to all-natural skincare by browsing through our selection of handmade organic skincare products.