Your skin is a living organ that constantly regenerates itself. The outer layer, called the epidermis, is very thin, but does the hard job of protecting the skin with a layer of skin cells that continually shed and give way to new cells. Below that, are the layers that produce the oil and collagen that give your skin support, elasticity, and its youthful look and feel.
Starting in your 30s, the first lines and wrinkles will form around the eyes, mouth and forehead. There will be slight bags under the eyes, and your face will loose some of its volume as fat deposits diminish, especially in the cheeks. The signs of aging are beginning to appear.
There is an emerging trend in the war on aging – it’s about delaying the signs of aging earlier than ever before. There is growing popularity among women in their 30s who are embracing anti-aging regimens, treatments, and procedures designed to delay, if not stop, the progress of time. This differs from the ‘reactionary’ approach we’ve seen in the past, when women sought out procedures and treatments to remedy and reverse the signs of aging.
One of the benefits of starting the anti-aging process earlier, is that doing smaller procedures now to maintain a youthful look, may help you side-step more invasive and expensive procedures later on.
Starting now, if you use botox or fillers as a preventive measure, you will be less likely to develop lines and wrinkles as you age. Also, at this stage, if you augment the cheeks by adding volume to them (a popular procedure for women in their 30s), you will prevent gravity from pulling on the muscles as you age – the result, they will appear fuller, longer.
Sound too radical? Well, apart from the more invasive procedures discussed above, if you begin now with regular anti-aging facial treatments designed to regenerate the skin cells and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, your skin will maintain its youthful appearance much longer. These non-invasive, skin rejuvenating, treatments include things like chemical peels, intense pulsed light treatments, laser, or microdermabrasion, bio-roller therapy, and more.
Selecting the products, treatments, and procedures that are right for you, all depends on exactly what you are trying to accomplish, your skin type and condition, and the age at which you begin the process. There is no doubt that starting the war on aging in your 30s, keeps you looking younger, longer.
For more on skin rejuvenation treatments and options – read our article.