We have a guest blog post from Marilyn Sarno, Independent Consultant Apriori Beauty.
I am a sixties girl. I loved the 1960s when I was a teenager and the end of the decade completing college. I loved the fashion, the make-up and the music. The look was natural aka little makeup. Most of us used a gentle soap, moisturizer, blush and mascara.
Now, at 66 years young reflecting back I realize how little I knew about basic skin care and preventing the signs of aging.
I wasn’t thinking about ever aging! Today, I hear young women concerned when they turn 30 years about impending wrinkles.
I believe that this a reflection of our society hyper-focused on unrealistic beauty and avoiding any aging process. Many older woman state that they inherited their healthy skin and beauty from their mother. It’s my genes! I did some reading from reputable sites and the consensus is that although genetics (intrinsic aging) plays a part, your daily habits (extrinsic) have more of an impact on your skin as you age.
As much as 90% of your lifestyle and environment affects the aging of your skin. The 90% environmental factors are:
- Excess exposure to the sun,
- Poor diet and too much alcohol,
- Inadequate sleep,
- Chronic stress,
- Using harsh skin care products,
- Lack of a beauty skin care regimen.
We all know that leaving makeup on while we sleep and forgetting the sunscreen leaves our skin vulnerable to dry, wrinkled skin and age spots. Please don’t forget to drink enough water throughout the day too.
Let’s look at each group and the aging timeline:
Millennials were born around mid-1980s to early 2000
During our 20s and early 30s the first fine lines form around our lips and eyes. You know those smile wrinkles around your eyes and squinting too much causing frown lines. Much of this is due to the early decline of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the proteins that make skin firm and elastic.
Generation X were the group born approximately from 1965 – 1980
They followed the post WW11 Baby Boomers. During the 40s the skin continues to lose collagen and elastin and blood circulation slows which results in less nourishment to the lower levels of the skin. Thus, wrinkles start to become permanent.
Baby Boomers – post-World War 11 generation born between 1946 and 1964
During our 50s and 60s we experience hormonal changes especially during menopause. We see gravity taking over and our skin starts to sag.
Reduced cell turnover can cause the skin to appear dry and dull. We recognize those signs of aging as hyperpigmentation, change in texture and an increase in wrinkles.
Over the years, I would go to the spa for a professional facial. I would ask the Esthetician, what is the most important thing I can do to prevent aging?
I have seen many different Estheticians and they all say the same thing. Proper basic skin cleansing morning and night and good quality skin care products without any toxic chemicals.
This beauty routine benefits all age groups. The earlier you start the discipline of a beauty regimen which should include exfoliating, cleansing, toner, serum, and SPF moisturizer/night cream and combine it with a healthy lifestyle, the more youthful your skin will appear.
You will be aging gracefully and look beautiful!
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Marilyn Sarno Independent Consultant for Apriori Beauty anti-aging skin care products. I became an Independent Consultant after using our 5-step six product system and loved the results in my skin.
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