My skin's becoming thinner, how can I protect it ?
Your skin changes as you get older, it becomes less firm and wrinkles and liver spots appear. It also loosens, gets drier, and becomes increasingly thin. As your skin changes, its needs change too. The skincare products you used in your teens and twenties will not benefit you when you cross your forties. You skincare approach needs to change as your skin starts to age.
Loss of density is one of the first signs of ageing, with your skin starting to thin as early as your mid-twenties. And there's no escaping this unavoidable part of the ageing process. It's caused when the production of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid slows down and gets of poorer quality. This causes your extracellular matrix to lose its density which results in your facial features sagging, your contours losing their definition and your skin thinning. Small veins can also become visible.
Between the ages of 30 and 80, skin cell regeneration drops by 50 per cent, causing the epidermis to thin. The dermis has a harder time synthesising collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. As well as thinning skin, the epidermal barrier weakens, meaning damaging environmental factors have more of an impact on skin. Result: mature skin becomes fragile, fine and you may get the feeling that it's about to tear off.
You can help thin and fragile skin by adapting your beauty regime to protect it during the day and nourish it at night. Use treatments that are rich in hyaluronic acid to supplement the skin's natural stock and improve suppleness. Look out for products containing calcium, which strengthens the skin's natural barrier, and Pro-Xylane which will help to plump the face.
At night, apply a hydrating moisturiser to make your skin feel more comfortable. Try the Revitalift Moisturizing Night Cream by L’Oréal Paris to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boost skin firmness, youthfulness, and radiance and enhance the skin regeneration process overnight. The Pro-Retinol A and Centella Asiatica in the night cream re-firm, restore, and revitalize the skin while you get your beauty sleep. Add an anti-ageing serum to your routine, one with firming, soothing properties that will brighten your complexion. The aim of these treatments? To leave you with soft, plump skin that's protected from external factors such as pollution, tobacco smoke and dust.
Skin that’s becoming thinner is a cause of worry among many people. Watch out for signs of ageing on your skin and update your skincare products with those that specially target mature skin. Use anti-ageing skin care products every day, morning and night, and help protect your skin’s health. Follow the tips mentioned above to enjoy younger-looking skin for longer.