Some of us experience wrinkles in our 20s, yet many will be way into our 30s or much older when we start to look around for anti-ageing solutions. But why?
“It all comes down to our DNA”
More specifically, small variations in our DNA, which account for all our genetic differences, are called single nucleotide polymorphisms. Simply put – our genes can have a positive effect on our skin, urging it to renew itself with collagen creation and increasing our skin’s natural moisture barrier and antioxidant levels. But everyone’s genes are different, they operate in several ways at different times with varying degrees of noticeable success for our skin. The result being… the visible signs of ageing will vary from person to person, regardless of our actual age.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a fibrous protein, amongst its numerous functions, it helps blood to clot, and it is responsible for healthy joints and skin elasticity. One thing we do know is that collagen production decreases as we get older. So, what can we do?
The good news is that there are many ways we can boost our collagen and prevent adverse effects on its production.
Limiting our time in the sun and using high factor skincare is always good advice because harmful UV radiating rays penetrate the dermis, or the middle layer of the skin, causing enzymes that dehydrate skin, and break down collagen. Some experts recommend using a facial moisturizer and/or foundation with a high sun protection factor every day, even when the sun is not high in the sky.
Another tip to avoid dehydrating our skin is to reduce our intake of foods high in sodium and saturated fats like those that are animal-derived or processed. Consuming plenty of water and nutrient-dense superfoods like kale and berries can have the opposite effect, keeping us hydrated, combatting inflammation, and flushing out toxins.
Tria has a solution that is clinically proven to reduce the multiple signs of ageing. Our Age-Defying Laser is a non-ablative fractional laser that sends skin into repair mode, urging it to create collagen and elastin. Suitable for all skin tones and types, most users see a noticeable difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after a couple of weeks of using this home laser treatment.
Our genes are inherited, and some people may be naturally more prone to the signs of ageing than others, however, it’s the lifestyle choices that we make in terms of what we put in our bodies and how we look after our skin, which can have a positive impact on our appearance as we grow older.