Being "Mature" has its Drawbacks

Being “Mature” has its Drawbacks

Remember when you were 16 or 17 and your goal was to be called “mature?” You would roll your eyes at your younger sibs and tell them, “You’re SO immature!”
When you reach your 40s and 50s, you have a different perspective on maturity. To be called Mr. or Mrs. So and So makes you feel old. In fact, you begin to feel a lot older when your kids are rolling their eyes at YOU and telling you that you are too OLD to understand!
Just as your maturity level changes, so does your skin. Hormonal levels change which affect how your skin “behaves.” It doesn’t respond to the same skin regimen you have had since you were a teenager and in your 20s. At a more mature age, it’s never more important to take care of your skin. And here’s why:
Dermascope Magazine says, “Low levels of estrogen produce a decrease in the glycosaminoglycans that are found and produced in the dermal layer of the skin. The decrease in glycosaminoglycans result in a decrease in the lubrication, suppleness, thickness, and healthy glow of the skin . . . but now we add to the mix the things that we DO have control over… smoking, drinking, pollution, UV exposure, harsh chemicals, improper products, and an unhealthy lifestyle. Ninety percent of the aging process is the result of environmental influences. Eighty percent of the condition of the skin is the result of home care.”
Eighty percent. That is a significant amount of control in your court. So, you can go to a med spa and take advantage of the great services offered to encourage your skin to generate new cells but if you don’t take care of it at home, the services you get won’t help maintain the beautiful skin you’re seeking when you have more mature skin.
What do you do to help maintain healthy mature skin? What do you know you need to do to better care maturing or mature skin?