Ageing is inevitable. As much as we’d all like to remain forever young, both on the outside and inside, our skin ageing is simply a natural part of life we have to deal with. There are surgical options for facial rejuvenation at our disposal. Many people choose to undergo these permanent procedures in order to maintain a taut brow or sagless chin. However, most of us just want a non-invasive skin treatment to make our skin look and feel younger and healthier.
Why Does Our Skin Age?
Skin ageing is caused by a combination of different internal and external factors. Our skin consists of two layers. The outer layer, called the epidermis, is our protective layer. The largest organ in our body, our epidermis protects us from harsh environmental elements like UV sunlight and different chemical and bacterials compounds we come into contact with.
The layer underneath this is called the dermis. This sub-layer contains the proteins and collagen that give our skin its elastic, youthful properties. The cellular formation of the dermis layer is the key to its strength. As we get older, this structure gradually loses its integrity. The once tightly interconnected proteins start to move away from each other and cause the saggy and loose skin we’re all familiar with.
Body Fat And Our Skin
You may have noticed that areas in which you’ve lost a considerable amount of fat can sometimes be left saggy too. This is because our body fat plays a large role in how our skin looks. As fat is deposited onto our body, the skin around it stretches to accommodate for the extra mass. When the fat layer underneath our skin then begins to recede, there is no longer anything to plump out or fill that area, causing a visible sag in the excess skin.
Common Causes of Skin Damage
Skin sagging is only part of what gives our skin an aged appearance. There are many other significant causes for skin ageing, such as:
It’s recommended that we drink at least 8 glasses of water (or around 2 litres) a day. Staying hydrated will allow the cells within your skin to absorb the water molecules, filling them up and plumping up your skin’s appearance.
Just like water, the food you eat affects your skin’s health. Eating a diet that’s high in salts can dehydrate your skin and have severe impacts on your overall health. Making sure you’re getting the required vitamins and minerals from your daily fruit and vegetable doses will always aid in your skin’s recovery process and general health.
- The Sun
While Vitamin D is good for our skin, and the Sun is a great way to get it – too much exposure will have negative effects. In Australia, our position means we’re particularly susceptible to the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Too much time in direct sunlight can fry our skin, damaging it permanently and increasing your risk of skin cancers.
Anti Ageing Skin Treatments
While there are some things that are out of our control, there are easy steps we can follow in order to mitigate these risks to our skin’s health. Moisturising, staying out of the sun and maintaining a healthy diet are essential for your skin’s health. It’s important, also, that we give our skin the attention it deserves. The Beauty and Brow Parlour offers you a range of facial treatments and skin treatments. An Affordable beauty salon, we offer services from pigmentation removal to our anti-ageing treatments – we’ll give your skin the helping hand it needs to look and feel as healthy as it can.