If you have ever seen one of those wrinkle time-lapse video clips either on television or online, then you know just how troubling it is to watch a face age. Much more disturbing is getting up in the morning, catching a glimpse in the mirror, to see what seems like “instant aging” — creases that seem to show up overnight.
The basic fact is, it doesn't matter how you see it — time-lapse or real-time; eventually, everybody's face will show wrinkles and age.
“How well you have cared for your facial skin from a young age and more importantly, how much you've reduced your face's sun exposure before age 20 can make a difference in wrinkle formation. However you can find certain predictable changes that will transpire,” Barbara Couch from Diva Brows in Newport Beach, CA, reveals.
As frightening as that appears to be, it doesn't have to be. Barbara points out that by understanding one can anticipate it is possible to take the appropriate measures to help reduce or delay the impact of facial aging, like wrinkles, and manage how the years unfold
Your Face in Your 20's
Experts say that as you head out of your teens into young adulthood, the face reflects it, by having a more “womanly” appearance.
“In your early 20's, you'll start to lose your ‘baby fat.' While the change is slight, all in all you begin to look considerably less like a teenager and more like a woman,” says Jennifer Desby-Hope, Physician Assistant and Partner at Diva Brows. Nevertheless as that brand new womanly appeal appears, surprisingly, so does the start of facial aging.
While you can do some remedies on your own, even on a reduced budget, the large majority of wrinkles would need qualified professional care to be completely diminished or eliminated. When this holds true, bear in mind that the earlier you begin, the greater results you have in managing your facial wrinkles.
Equally important is not trying to go cheap by getting treatments in nonmedical establishments. Preferably, always try to find the care and help of a certified and registered medical professional prior to booking any expert fibroblast anti-wrinkling procedures.
To help you confidently start your journey towards the fountain of youth, several qualified personnel have prepared a timeline for how the facial area ages along with what can be done, both all on your own and with the assistance of your fibroblast specialist, every step of the process
Your Face in Your 20's
Experts say that as you move from your teenage years into young adulthood, the face reflects it, having a more “womanly” look.
“In your early 20's, you will start to get rid of your facial ‘baby fat.' And although the change is slight, by and large you commence to look less like a teenager and more like a woman,” says Jennifer Desby-Hope, Physician Assistant and Partner at Diva Brows. However, as that new womanly appeal appears, truth be told, so does the start of facial aging. “This is the decade when the very early signs of what we call ‘motor wrinkles' which are lines and creases associated with movement — first appear. And the first instance they show up is the brow,” Barbara adds.
Besides that, if you put in a great deal of time in the sunshine as a kid, or long hours squinting in front of a screen, you may also start to see the start of “crow's feet,” those small expression lines near the eyes.
This is also the decade when lots of women begin to see facial hair, usually on the upper lip, surrounding the perimeter of the face, or on the brows.
Jennifer says younger women also need to be on the lookout for melasma, a brown discoloration that appears throughout the cheeks or forehead. “This issue is traditionally caused by a mixture of exposure to the sun, being pregnant, and hormones [including birth control pills] plus being exposed to specific antibiotics which include minocycline or tetracycline.”
Important 20's Self-Care Tips:
To sustain your youthful glow, Jennifer says avoid the sun and be scrupulous with regards to wearing sun screen lotion whenever you are outdoors. “Everything that you do in your 20s will echo how you look in your 40s, 50s, and beyond, and wearing sun screen lotion is critical,” she says. Sunscreen may also help prevent melasma or help in keeping it under much better control.
Start off using moisturizers frequently with a “light” product, one that is gel-based and oil-free, especially if you are troubled with skin breakouts you encountered as a young adult. She also advises this is the time period to get started using retinol-based skin care products. “You should make use of them twice per week starting in your 20s,” she tells us. If you feel yourself still having to deal with some acne sticking around from the teenage years, there are professional treatments that will help skin clear quickly.
Your Face in Your 30's
While you still retain a lot of your youthful physical appearance, this is usually the time in life when you will notice your skin looks ‘weary' and less glowing.
Jennifer says you will also begin to actually see crow's feet around your eyes, plus past sun exposure may exacerbate the beginning of minor brown spots. You may additionally start to see dilated blood vessels, primarily around the sides of one's nose.
You should be ready for the start of the “dreaded 11's”, that set of two vertical lines that turn up between brows, along with shadows building in the triangular area between your nose and the corners of the mouth.
“Both the '11' lines as well as the nasolabial lines surrounding the mouth will appear and worsen during this decade,” says Barbara.
Helpful 30's Self-Care Tips:
Raise the consumption of retinol products to 3 to 4 times a week, Barbara says. If you are also using oil-free moisturizers and makeup foundations, she says to pitch them.
“This is the time in life you need to get really serious about using moisturizers, so choose one which is light but includes some oil because your skin requires that,” Jennifer says. And, she says, make certain to keep using sunscreen. If brown spots are your drawback, Jennifer says don't waste time on bleaching agents. Barbara says give your facial area an overall boost of youthful appearance with microdermabrasions or a chemical peel, which could also eliminate small imperfections while keeping that “youthful glow” a couple of years longer.
Your Face in Your 40's
While you enter your 40s, lines begin to surface around your upper lip, and if you use tobacco, they are going to occur more rapidly and go much deeper.
“This is named the ‘purse string' muscle,” Jennifer says. “And since this spot is prominent, it is more vulnerable to sun damage. If you skipped out on using sunscreen in earlier years, you will see your results here first.”
She says be ready to see a lot more wrinkles in your forehead and crow's feet close to your eyes, plus a deepening of your face's smile lines. “You need much better moisturizers and you obviously need to use a night cream after 40,” Jennifer says.
The explanation why, she says, is that when you're sleeping, your entire body experiences a natural revitalization process. You're also not exposed to all the dirt and contaminants that hits skin during the day. So, she says, skin products used overnight are inclined to get into the skin somewhat better and might provide more desirable results.
This is also the time period that you may gain advantage most from using an de-oxidizing skin care product. Jennifer advises to continue using the retinol-based creams, boosting the regularity to approximately 4 and 5 days per week.
Your Face in Your 50's and Beyond
If you have lessened exposure to the sun and made use of sunscreen, you are likely to glide into your 50's and 60's with your skin appearing pretty darn good. If you don't, you will probably be facing the collective effects of sun damage and age, which include not only a deepening of lines but also a large breaking down of elastin and collagen fibers, the support structures that sustain your skin.
“This generally leads to a drooping of the face, and skin becomes loose,” Jennifer tells us.
At the same time, she says, as our bodies age, we lose much of the fat under our skin, which also plays a role in a loss of structure not to mention making skin thinner and more see through. This could cause blood vessels slightly under the surface to look more prominent and your skin appears discolored.
In addition to that, she says brown spots that go untreated in past times will become more dominant now as brand new ones continue to appear. Furthermore, a decrease in estrogen that occurs through the 50's could cause skin to seem and feel drier, making wrinkles seem deeper and more noticeable.
“The 50's and 60s is also when the negative effects of gravity really trigger. So in addition to treating creases, you also want to give attention to treatments that tighten your skin,” Barbara expresses.
For self-treatment, raise the use of powerful moisturizers, like shea butter, and if you are a soap-and-water girl, she says to stop at once and begin using a gentle non-drying cleanser on your neck and face. And, she says, carry on using retinol products 5 to 6 times each week.
It is also the right time to look at skin-tightening treatments like Plasma Fibroblast, a non-surgical means of lifting the skin. Plasma Fibroblast uses plasma based electricity to develop skin tightening.
The truth is, some experts say if this describes an item you've been considering, once you hit 50, sooner is far better than later.
“If you have never done a skin-tightening treatment by the time you are 60, then more often than not it's too late,” Jennifer says. “You won't receive the preferred effect, and the only other alternative will be a surgical facelift.” But while face lifts are an option, they generally do require major surgery, including use of anesthesia, plus they're high-priced procedures that come with weeks of down time. Barbara also reminds you that you may have only 1 or 2 lifts in your life time. Therefore it's far better to postpone as long as you can, using other, nonsurgical options to buy more time.
“We're all living longer, so the earlier you begin Fibroblast care, more youthful you will look as time move forward.”