As we age our skin becomes more fragile and the things that we once took for granted need a little more care.
The care that we have given to our skin when we are younger and the lifestyle that we lead will all have a bearing on the condition and the maintenance of the skin as we age.
Older skin will burn more easily when exposed to the sun and it will lack the elasticity of youthful skin.
This will lead to more facial lines particularly around the eyes, mouth and the forehead.
Often the skin will become sensitive to products that were once suitable and you will need to look at alternative products that will account for these changes.
One of the benefits of aging is that those who were once susceptible to breakouts will not usually experience them any longer but often there will be something else equally annoying that will replace it.
This can be in the form of drier skin and an increase in broken and or unsightly capillaries.
The skin will also tend to lose some of its color and can become blotchy.
For those who have enjoyed a little too much sun in their youth the skin can look quite leathery and this is also due to the increasing dryness due to decreased blood flow and dehydration.
Age spots and broken blood vessels are other signs of age that we can all look forward to and the need for good foundations are necessary to cover these irregularities.
And last but not least is the effect that gravity will have on the skin that has become less elastic over the years.
It’s not all bad news as there are many excellent products that can assist in the skin feeling and looking healthy at any age.
It is really just a matter of making changes to the products that you use to allow for these changes and the right choices can only be made by testing and choosing formulations that are designed specifically for your changing skin type.