✨Hormones - When we think of hormones we might think of puberty or pregnancy or menopause. Hormones are fluctuating each and every day in a cycle depending on our season of life, stress levels, and even our environment - people and place. All of these shifts can impact the quality and characteristics of our skin. Moreover, as we age, we tend to become more dry, but dryness can look different on different people. Sometimes dry skin presents as really oily while other times dry skin becomes rough, dull, and patchy. Othertimes, dry skin can be some frustrating combination of dryness and oiliness.
✨Skin thinning - As we age, and literally we mean after age 25, skin tends to thin. We tend to notice this shift in our 30s but the reactivity tends to show up in our late 40s and 50s. Essentially, our skin is a barrier and when it thins, it become less effective at keeping the outside out.
✨Harsh products - As we age, we can seek to recapture smooth, supple, glowing skin by misguided means. Stinging does not mean it's working. Super rich-feeling products don't necessarily mean they are actually hydrating or moisturizing or nurturing skin. There is no product substitute for in-office or surgical procedures like Botox or laser or a face lift. So much can be accomplished with phenomenal skin care however products that are more aggressive does not mean better results.