Published: June 30, 2023
It’s common knowledge that our skin changes as we age – you may have even been noticing signs of this yourself. Technically, the skin aging process begins when a person is in their 20s, meaning that the majority of one’s life is spent dealing with maturing skin.
This is why aging gracefully is so important. While you may not be able to put a stop to the aging process, there’s plenty that you can do to manage its visible signs, so long as you know what to expect as you progress through each decade of your life. So, read on as Bionyx explains how your skin changes in your 30s, 40s, and beyond, so that you can master aging gracefully like a pro.
Your Skin in its 30s
Although your skin will have started aging when you were in your 20s, you’ll usually only begin to notice this once you hit your 30s. At this stage in life, collagen and elastin production will have started to decline a little more rapidly, meaning that fine lines are likely to start creasing their way across your skin.
Cell turnover will also begin to slow down in your 30s. This is the rate at which your skin replaces its older skin cells with fresh new cells. With this declining, those older cells remain on the surface of the skin for longer, contributing to a duller and rougher appearance.
You may also start to notice early signs of sun damage once you’re in your 30s, especially if you were negligent with your sunscreen in your teens and 20s. This will usually show up as excess pigmentation, meaning small dark spots that crop up in the most sun-damaged areas of your face.
What Should Skincare in Your 30s Look Like?
Exfoliation is important in your teens and 20s too, but it becomes even more so once you reach your 30s. This will help to counter the visible dullness that’s caused by the decline in cell turnover. Using an exfoliant once or twice a week will enable you to remove the dead and dull skin cells that are cluttering up the surface of your skin, allowing your complexion to glow once again. Look for a gentle exfoliant, such as the Bionyx Rhodium Complex Facial Peeling. Not only will it exfoliate your face, but it’s also infused with colloidal platinum to brighten your glow even more!
When it comes to fighting the appearance of fine lines, as well as the visibility of sun damage, antioxidants should be your number one weapon. These compounds repair the look of oxidative damage in the skin, giving the skin a smoother and more youthful finish. Antioxidants tend to be most effective in the form of a serum, with the Bionyx Alloy Platinum Synergizing Serum being a prime example. Infused with vitamin C, one of the most powerful antioxidants in the industry, this serum is a must-have when it comes to aging gracefully.
It goes without saying that your 30s is also when you should be getting more diligent about sun protection. By now, you’ll be aware of the many dangers that the sun’s UV rays pose. Not only do they contribute to 80% of the visible signs of facial aging, but they can also trigger the development of skin cancer. A broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen should be a regular part of your morning skincare routine, no matter the time of year.
Your Skin in its 40s
Collagen and elastin production decline even further when a person reaches their 40s. Those fine lines that you noticed in your 30s will start to turn into wrinkles. This will be accompanied by the loss of volume. Collagen and elastin keep the surface of your skin smooth by providing structure from within. As this structural framework weakens, the skin will start to sag.
Sun damage also becomes much more apparent in a person’s 40s. This can leave wrinkles looking even deeper. Discoloration will also start to affect more areas of the face, leaving the complexion looking uneven.
What Should Skincare in Your 40s Look Like?
To counter the appearance of sagging skin, you’ll need to look for skincare products designed to restore the look of volume and firmness. Certain ingredients, such as sodium hyaluronate, are fantastic for plumping up the complexion, leaving it looking fuller and younger. You’ll find this superstar humectant in the Bionyx Rhodium Wrinkle Plumping Syringe. Not only will it immediately leave your skin looking volumized, but it also contains ingredients that will help to tighten the look of your skin in the long run too.
Serums focusing on reducing the appearance of wrinkles, such as the BioLift Platinum Deep Wrinkle Concentrate, would also be a good addition to your skincare routine. This formula highlights how easy aging gracefully can be when you have the right products by your side. With vitamins A, C, and E, plus sodium hyaluronate and meteorite powder, this serum will soften the appearance of wrinkles to leave your face looking smoother and tighter.
To tackle the visibility of dark spots, look for ingredients that have been proven to lighten the look of discoloration. There are plenty out there, with licorice root extract being a popular choice. Studies confirm that it inhibits the appearance of hyperpigmentation, making it a great one for evening out the complexion. You’ll find the ingredient in the Bionyx Platinum Transformative Cream. This moisturizer also contains lactic acid, another ingredient revered for how it can brighten the look of the skin.
Your Skin in its 50s (and Beyond)
Menopause puts the body through so many changes, with all of those hormonal fluctuations affecting the skin in numerous ways. Estrogen levels decline while androgens rise. This leads to the skin thinning out, therefore increasing the rate at which it loses moisture through evaporation. The result is severe dryness, along with the associated crepiness that’s so common with thin skin.
Hormonal changes can also lead to acne rearing its head. You may notice pimples forming on your face, even if you’ve spent your whole life acne-free.
After the age of 50, bone resorption starts to occur. This leads to an even bigger loss of volume, particularly around the middle area of the face. The eye area often gets hit the hardest, resulting in a hollow and sunken look.
What Should Skincare in Your 50s+ Look Like?
When it comes to aging gracefully, your biggest skincare focus once you reach your 50s should be keeping your skin moisturized. This will help with all aspects of your complexion. It’ll reduce the appearance of wrinkles, counter the feeling of dryness, and restore the look of volume.
If you aren’t already using separate day and night creams, now would be the time to start doing so. Each morning, smooth the Bionyx Rhodium Essential Day Cream onto your face. This formula provides an intense hit of lightweight moisture, because nobody wants their face to look greasy during the day! In the evenings, turn to our richer Rhodium Night Recovery Cream. This formula is packed with ingredients that will encourage moisture retention while you sleep, which is usually when your skin experiences the most moisture loss.
When it comes to dealing with a hollow-looking eye area, a good eye serum and eye cream are vital. The Rhodium Intensive Eye Serum, for example, contains a blend of ingredients that will thicken and strengthen the look of your eye area. With apple fiber, purslane, and aloe vera, this one-of-a-kind formula is perfect for restoring the appearance of lost volume around the eyes. Top this off with our Rhodium Advanced Eye Cream and the skin around your eyes will soon look significantly fuller, smoother, and firmer.
Aging Gracefully: Extra Skincare Tips to Follow at Every Age
While each passing decade will have you thinking about different skin concerns, there are a few tips that everybody should keep in mind at every age if a smooth and glowing complexion is the main goal:
Keep Your Skin Clean
When dirt, pollutants, and other impurities are allowed to make their way into the skin, they end up accelerating the aging process. They can cause some serious damage to your skin cells over time, making it important to be dedicated to cleansing.
This is something that you should be doing at least once, and possibly twice, a day. Look for a gentle cleanser that won’t strip away your skin’s outer protective barrier, such as the Bionyx Rhodium Mousse Cleanser. This cleanser will lift away impurities while also moisturizing your skin, which is something that you’ll benefit from at any age.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
It doesn’t matter how many potent new skincare products you try – you won’t see any results if you aren’t protecting your skin from sun damage at the same time. The sun’s UV rays vastly accelerate the skin aging process. They’ll quickly undo any of the good that your products are doing, making aging gracefully a much tougher challenge.
Pamper Your Skin
If aging gracefully is your aim, then you need to give your skin some extra TLC every once in a while. One way to do this is with a weekly face mask. There are so many different types of masks to choose from, so pick whichever formulas best target your visible skin concerns.
For example, if you want to brighten and rejuvenate your appearance, turn to the Bionyx Alloy Magnetic Synergy Mask. It’s loaded with plant oils that will lift and restore the look of your skin.
To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, add the Platinum Transformative Thermal Mask to your routine. This formula heats up when it’s massaged into the skin, providing a relaxing, spa-like experience. Not only does the warmth feel indulgent, but it also gives the skin a detoxified finish. At the same time, the mask firms and plumps up the appearance, leaving it looking refreshed and radiant.
Aging Gracefully With Bionyx
Aging gracefully can seem like a challenge at first. However, once you understand exactly what your skin needs as you progress through the decades, you’ll be able to retain some control over how your skin visibly ages. With Bionyx skincare products by your side, this couldn’t be any easier.