As we age, a number of biological shifts take place. Many of them can influence the condition of our skin and set into motion a series of skin-degenerating effects that can include: collagen production slows down somewhat, elasticity loss, barrier function is not as robust, leading to disruptions in microbial and pH balance and pH balance, less production of hyaluronic acid (we biosynthesize 1% less per year after age 30).
Most people begin to see the first signs of skin aging (including fine lines, wrinkles, increased hyperpigmentation, changes in pore size and general inflammation) when they enter their thirties. If the skin was not properly supported and protected during the teens and twenties, these symptoms may be more severe and accompanied by additional unwanted symptoms like acne or sensitization. The body is still undergoing hormonal changes at this time, which can add influencing factors.
We advise a treatment strategy that includes topical and internal support to compensate for the body’s changes and to replace crucial nutrients that are naturally lacking. Often with aging, the skin becomes increasingly dry. Therefore, barrier function support via serums and topical oils is essential, as is the internal supplementation of omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids, vitamin E and vitamin D3.