Women in their 40s are not only beautiful and successful – they also have perspective from years of experience that makes them more confident in their own skins. They’re not only experts at balancing the demands of work and personal life, most make an effort to take care of their bodies through exercise and good nutrition.
This is not to say that such women don’t have some age-specific concerns when it comes to beauty. In a number of national polls and studies, one of the biggest beauty concerns faced by older women is the effect the aging process has on the skin.
THE EFFECTS OF AGING
By the time women reach their 40’s, skin starts to lose some of the natural elasticity that created the shine and glow from years past. This is the result of the lymphatic system beginning to slow. Lymphatic drainage rids the body of toxins, but aging naturally shows that process, resulting in a breakdown of the elastic fibers in the lymph glands.
Cellulite and stretch marks can also become more apparent around the hips and thighs, which can be the result of hormonal changes and fluctuations. Estrogen is a hormone that affects most of the organs in your body – including the skin. In addition to “dulling” the skin, the slowdown in estrogen production can also lead to adult acne breakouts and thinning hair.
At this point in life, the face and neck begin losing subcutaneous fat that used to keep those areas firm and free of wrinkles. Although there are variations due to genetics, most women tend to lose fat around the mouth, eyes, chin and along the jawline, which causes the appearance of wrinkles, jowls and droopy skin. The skin itself loses the ability to “bounce back,” causing it to sag.
Common sense indicates that beginning or maintaining a healthy diet and a rigorous program of exercise are excellent ways to firm up both the body and spirits, no matter what your age.
REFRESH THE SKIN
One of the best methods of returning a healthy glow to skin is by creating a program of Endermologie® treatments and advanced skin care. In addition to being invigorating and non-invasive, full body or targeted Endermologie treatments can reduce the appearance of cellulite while encouraging lymphatic draining. Treatments like HydraFacial, or Microneedling can also help stop the process of aging.
The patented roll and flap machines provide a deep, yet relaxing massage to those subcutaneous fat deposits and connective tissue beneath the skin. Endermologie treatments are also available for improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the hands, neck, face and around the eyes. It’s an effective, non-invasive alternative to fillers, lasers and Botox.
Whether these physical changes are subtle or not, they are inevitable. However, taking the steps to slow this process before it becomes a real problem is well within reach. Women in their 40′ can still feel and look incredible.
Turning 30 is one of many age-related milestone in a woman’s life, but this one is most often the source of significant anxiety. The transition from the still-youthful 20s to the “adult” 30s often sparks an emotional crisis in even the most poised and self-assured women.
Realistically, most women in their 30s don’t feel or look much different than they did several years earlier, but physical changes are in motion. While these mostly hormonal-based changes are a normal part of the aging process, every woman is unique and so are her beauty concerns.
This is the best time to make positive lifestyle changes that may slow the more visible signs of aging. With that goal in mind, here’s a look at some of the beauty concerns facing women in their 30s.
Cellulite develops in nearly every woman’s life – regardless of physical condition, weight or age. It affects so many women of all ages that it’s usually at the top of the list when it comes to beauty concerns. Exercise, a healthy diet and good daily hydration should be part of any woman’s daily beauty regimen, but these healthy habits, alone of combined, do little to affect the appearance of cellulite.
There are countless cellulite treatment products and procedures, including creams, salves, exercise machines and invasive surgical procedures, all claiming to be able to “cure” cellulite. While there is no cure for this benign, yet unattractive condition, thanks to major technological and protocols innovations, the latest generation of Endermologie® treatments effectively reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Women in their 30s tend to experience a slight dullness in skin color and a more sallow complexion. Expression lines, those fine lines around the eyes called crow’s feet and laugh lines around the mouth, start to develop. In smokers, all of these lines are deeper and more exaggerated.
Hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, often develops on the forehead, chin and cheeks. These brown patches are usually caused by sun exposure, but women who are on birth control or pregnant can also develop melisma due to hormonal changes. Using a good exfoliating cleanser and overnight restorative product can help with such pigmentation problems.
Signs of volume loss become evident, especially around the chin and middle area of the face due to the natural slowdown of hyaluronic acid and collagen production. As a result, facial skin may start to sag slightly, making one look aged or tired. Setting up a Face Endermologie treatment program, which employs safe, non-aggressive Mécano-stimulation to areas of concern, can considerably improve the appearance of skin textur
It can be horrifying to see clumps of hair swirling around the shower drain or stuck in a hairbrush. While genetics can be blamed for some hair loss, stress, vitamin deficiencies, a poor diet and lifestyle can also contribute to dull, thinning hair. Eating a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and protein can often help bring some life back to lifeless hair.