Ageing is an inevitable part of life and everyone will experience changes in their body and skin as they get older. As you age, every aspect from your hair to your mind will change and this is something a lot of people fear. While it can sound scary, the reality is that the ageing is normal and there is nothing to be scared of. Knowing what to expect can make the process easier and being informed may even allow you to embrace a few of the changes.
The ageing process will affect your entire body and one of the first things people notice is changes to their skin. You will experience a loss in elasticity and will notice that your skin is not as resilient as it was in your youth. Teenagers and young adults will have vibrant looking skin, even after staying up all night, but the older you get, the less you will experience this type of skin in the mornings. Most people start to have looser skin in their forties because of the loss of tightness and your fifties are when you will see sagging skin and droopy eyelids. Hair is another obvious change that most people notice because graying hair is a very common sign of ageing. The older we get, the less melanin production we make, which is the part of the hair follicle that is responsible for its colour. Additionally, thinning hair and lack of shine are also part of the ageing process, so you may notice a change in the colour, texture and thickness of your hair. Nails are also known to change and they often become dull and brittle as you age.
Our bodies change as well and it’s natural to have less energy as you age. Regardless of how healthy you are, you will notice aches and pains, as these come along with ageing. Our metabolism slows down quite a bit as well and this change can happen as early as your late twenties, which is when humans stop growing bone. Your metabolism will slow by at least two percent every decade and this is why a lot of people experience weight gain as they age. This change can be slow and steady at first although it can begin to accelerate. Hormones will start to decline as well, so there is a lot for a human body to deal with.
While this information may be overwhelming, knowing what to expect will make a positive difference and will cause you to stress less. You will also be happy to know that while certain changes are inevitable, you can slow down the ageing process for some of these changes. Sleeping well, exercising and a healthy diet are all ways to slow down signs of ageing as is a proper skincare routine, and this is where European Beauty can help! We offer DMK skincare treatments, facials and more, so if you are in the Toronto area and want younger looking skin, give us a call today!