After 24 years of age, new cell turnover slows down because there’s less collagen and elastin production. The moisture barrier begins to break down and the skin can’t retain hydration, making it dry and loose, leading to sagging, lines, wrinkles and discoloration.
These are all signs of the same thing. Your skin is not getting what it used to – when you were young – to generate and protect new healthy cells.
75% of our skin is comprised of water and collagen. Our skin is exposed to pollution and harsh UVA and UVB radiation, resulting in age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen, leading to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Choosing the Right Moisturizer
When it comes to choosing the right everyday moisturizer, the American Dermatology Association recommends identifying any anti-aging concerns that need to be corrected in addition to meeting the needs of the skin type. If a person has problems with fine lines or wrinkles, he or she might choose a product that specifically targets those issues. Using care to try only one product at a time reduces the risk of skin irritation and helps users identify which products are working and which ones are not.
The right everyday moisturizer should complement an individual’s skin type – oily, dry or combination- have a broad spectrum SPF of 15or higher and fit the budget.