In adolescence, our skin is in its prime – no visible pores, no dehydration, and untouched by sun or stress damage. But, like the rest of our organs, our skin (which happens to be the largest one) eventually begins the biological process we call aging.
While we don’t have control over all its contributing factors, such as genetics, there are those we have: diet, hydration, smoking and alcohol consumption.
But sometimes, even with the best intentions, our skin needs extra help.
The secret is an approach called positive aging or aging gracefully.
What does aging gracefully mean? It’s not about chasing youth but feeling empowered, confident and healthy in the skin you are in.
At DLK on Avenue, situated in Toronto, Ontario, we aim to honour your timeless beauty and empower you through every year of your life, giving you agency over aging. Use our customized 360 treatment plan method as your most valuable ally on your journey.
These interventions will nurture your skin health and overall well-being while boosting your confidence.
In this article, you will understand the tell-tale signs of aging, the accompanying skin concerns, and how they can be managed so you can look and feel your best at any age!
Your 20s – 30s: Pre-Rejuvenation
The goal in this stage is to preserve the beauty of your expressions.
Being proactive is critical, and this stage is the perfect opportunity to take charge.
Use preventive measures to prepare for future reparative goals. By developing an easy-to-follow skincare routine with low-maintenance treatments, you can effectively address early fine lines and prevent changes in collagen production.
Although your skin starts to experience less noticeable changes, such as early signs of fine lines, start addressing these by preventative measures. The changes include:
Collagen and Elastin Production:
Change: Collagen and elastin production, which contributes to skin firmness and elasticity, gradually declines.
Effect: Skin appears less firm, and the first signs of fine and expression lines may become noticeable.
Change: The shedding of old skin cells and the generation of new ones begins to slow down. In effect, the process of cell turnover becomes less efficient.
Effect: Skin looks slightly duller.
Change: Natural skin hydration levels can start to decrease.
Effect: Skin becomes drier and less plump.
- Appropriate Skincare Routine: Following your personalized consultation with our experts, find the skincare routine that’s right for you and will make your skin happy and healthy. Sunscreen is especially crucial.
- Wrinkle Relaxers: Prevent the formation of wrinkles while maintaining your expressions with the powerful help of neuromodulators.
- Gentle Skin Resurfacing: With natural production declining in this age group, this treatment plan boosts skin collagen levels.
Your 40s – 50s: Modern Maintenance
The goal in this stage is prevention and correction.
As nature continues to take its course, now is the time to boost your skin wellness by setting up an enhanced treatment, including more frequent treatments.
At this stage, continue with preventative measures and get started on corrective ones.
In your 40s and 50s, your skin loses some elasticity and firmness, making it look less hydrated and plump. Fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent; age spots and uneven skin tone begin to appear.
The changes include:
Change: Facial fat and volume are gradually lost.
Effect: Decreased overall facial fullness, appearing as hollow areas around eyes and cheeks.
Change: Weakening of facial and other skin-supportive structures.
Effect: Loose or sagging skin.
Collagen and Elastin Production:
Change: Further decline of collagen and elastin production.
Effect: More pronounced fine lines and wrinkles. Examples are crow’s feet, marionette lines, etc.
Consider trying and combining the following:
Your 60s: Advanced Approach
In this stage, the aim is to age gracefully.
Celebrate the richness of your journey and adjust your treatment plan to support your skin’s resilience. Here, we focus on restoring volume loss, tightening skin, and improving texture.
In your 60s and beyond, the skin experiences more inelasticity, resulting in decreased plumpness and hydration.
The changes include:
Collagen and Elastin:
Change: More reduction and impairment in collagen and elastin production. This double-edged process contributes to the loss of skin elasticity and firmness.
Effect: Skin appears loose; an example is the appearance of jowls.
Change: There is a natural loss of subcutaneous fat, especially in the cheeks and under the eyes.
Effect: Skin appears more hollowed. Deeper wrinkles and fine lines become more pronounced around the eyes, mouth, and neck.
Age Spots and Hyperpigmentation:
Change: Darkened skin surface areas from more prolonged exposure to the sun over the years.
Effect: Age spots on the skin and uneven skin tone.
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Age Your Way with DLK
You are not too young or too old to feel beautiful. Positive aging can come through prevention, routine, or rejuvenation. Sometimes, the best outcomes come from combining these three approaches, regardless of age.
Our expert team will work with you to develop a personalized 360 treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns and goals. With the right approach, you can enjoy your skin’s full potential throughout the ages, embodying a more confident and radiant you.
So, live life to the fullest; we’ll take care of the rest. It’s never too late.
Book a consultation with us today to get started.