The signs of aging begin to appear when we are in our thirties. Although the changes are minimal at this point, it is a great time to start taking preventative measure, and for some, time to begin corrective procedures.
The beginnings of crow’s feet begin to appear around the eyes. Worry lines start to show on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Collagen production is slowing down and the effects of sun exposure and repetitive facial expressions are starting to have a heavier impact on your skin.
What You Can Do
Prevention is key during this time in your life. Protection from and repair of sun damage, if not already started, should be your highest priority. Sunscreen and antioxidants should become part of your daily routine. Repetitive facial expressions can cause deep line to form with time. BOTOX injections can be used as a preventative measure, paralyzing the muscles and preventing lines from forming. Special exercises designed to prevent sagging and strengthen the muscles that pull against habitual wrinkle forming contractions can also be helpful. By taking advantage of corrective procedures now, you can maintain your youthful appearance with gradual and subtle changes avoiding the more drastic effect of procedures later in life. Peels and microdermabrasion can liven up the skin and encourage collagen production.