It seems that we meet and greet wrinkles at just around the same time that we outgrow acne. Mother Nature apparently has a mean streak!
The “bloom of youth” is what you see in young faces. Their skin seems to glow, while the ability of the skin to retain water reduces drastically as we age.
By the time raging hormones of the teen years strike, we’re sometimes plagued by pimples or acne. Because of Retin A, this teenage plague has mostly been brought under control, at least for those who are able to see a dermatologist and get a prescription for Retin A.
Our youthful glow doesn’t disappear overnight — it fades slowly. It fades so slowly that it is hardly noticeable year after year. We often call the changes that take place in the skin between the ages of 20 and 30 as “maturing.” Yet it is in fact a lessening of the skin’s ability to retain water. The skin begins to dry, causing wrinkles and lines.
At about the age of 30, most people will begin to notice very fine lines around their eyes or their mouths. These aren’t deep wrinkles yet, but just superficial lines.
As the years sneak by, the subcutaneous (the third layer of skin) begins to lose fat cells. The dermis (the second layer of skin) begins to lose elastin and collagen. The epidermis (the first or outer layer of the skin) becomes dryer and thinner. Wrinkles develop. By the age of 40, those fine lines you discovered ten years ago have “matured” into full-fledged wrinkles.
Skin is exposed to sunlight again and again, and facial expressions are repeated again and again, the subcutaneous, dermis, and epidermis continue to lose fat cells, elastic, and collagen.
The wrinkles become deeper and more firmly etched into the skin. Athré Facial Aesthetics can help you create a personalized skin care plan! Just give us a call at 281 557 3223.