How does your face change through the ages?
At this point in your life, the subcutaneous fat in your face maintains volume and firmness. As you enter your mid to late 20s you may begin to experience acne in the lower face and along the jawline. Your skin may begin to feel dry or show signs of sun damage. The very early signs of fine lines may begin to show. At this age these lines will be mostly be caused by repeated muscle movement. Prevention is the key at this age.
You may begin to notice volume loss (skin laxity) in the mid-face, brow region and chin due to less collagen and hyaluronic acid production. Fine smile lines and eye lines may develop. Broken capillaries and larger pores begin to develop. As cell turnover is reduced, you will notice a rougher texture to the skin. It’s important to establish a skincare routine now. If you have been proactive about sun protection, you’ll be less likely to see the effects of sun damage or the appearance of pigmentation. Hyperpigmentation often occurs on the forehead, cheeks and chin.
Hormones are a new challenge at this age. In females, menopause precipitates the effects of ageing. You may start to notice signs of your life experiences appearing on your face. Laughter and expression lines will start to become more pronounced. Volume loss begins from the deep fat pads in the mid face, temples, front of the ears, mouth, chin and along the jawline. Cheeks and eyelids begin to lose elasticity, jowls begin to form, the nose elongates and the tip and upper lip retract downwards. As your face deflates, you lose the “triangle of youth” facial shape. Your face becomes angular. Skin becomes drier. A dedicated skin care routine will be vital to preserving and maintaining supple skin.
Skin tone becomes more uneven with hyperpigmentation. Beneath the skin surface, the other layers of your face are changing. The volume beneath your skin, your muscles and even your bone structure are beginning to deplete. The wrinkles in your skin deepen and the mid-face and cheek areas lose volume. The “pyramid of age” facial shape becomes more evident.
Inconsistent sun protection results in hyperpigmentation. Broken blood vessels appear. Wrinkles deepen as your skin continues to lose volume and elasticity, as fat pads shift, and as bone resorption occurs in the upper, mid and lower face regions. Signs of sagging skin are more obvious. Adjusting your skincare regime and embracing treatments of facial balance and harmony will be the key to ageing gracefully.