Skin Health Tips


Skin Health Tips For Ageing Skin 40+ 

I want to share with you my very basic, but essential, simple skin health tips for ageing skin. When you want to look younger naturally after the age of 40.

I'm Jen Adams and I'm a skin health expert and a skin facialist. I work online and in my private clinic, every day with clients, just like you, they have naturally improved their skin tone and firmness with the home skincare and skin rejuvenation treatments. 

By combing simple skincare routines with noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatments to achieve sort of natural long-lasting results without the risk of losing the natural look.

I'm going to share with you the advice that I believe is the best way to achieve results for home skincare and treatments.

As we age a number of things happen to our skin.

  • Our cell turnover decreases at the same time is our natural exfoliation slows down.
  • We produce less collagen, which is the protein that's in our skin that keeps it sort of smooth and wrinkle-free. When we need it the most as well.
  • The hyaluronic acid, we produce naturally within our skin, which helps us to maintain the moisture also depletes, right?
As a result, our skin becomes thinner and a little bit weaker. It loses the youthful springiness and elasticity that results in looking a bit dull and heavy, that sort of stuff.

My skin health tips are not new. But they are clear and they are concise. They are my secret steps that help my clients turn their ageing skin into that firmer, plumped, more radiant, glowing skin. They are simple to do, and they will help you to reduce the first signs of ageing and keep you looking younger and fresher for longer.

Tip No1 -  Natural Exfoliation

Regular exfoliation is important at any age, but particularly as we get older, our skin's natural exfoliation will slow down. For example, at 18, your skin cell turnover is like 25 days at 40 it can take like 45 days for the cells to refresh themselves,

Which means the dull old skin cells visible on your skin for twice as long. Hence this dullness that we and this thicker skin and unfortunately old skin cells can't hold onto the potential hydration or sorry they do. And it prevents it from absorbing it down to the lower level and this results in these enlarge open pores because they are holding on to moisture rather than absorbing it down.

A key indicator of this is that you may have noticed that you get an orange peel thing on your chin, but you've got really dry lips. It's this imbalance. 

The solution is to exfoliate every day, but it's important to do it gently. The idea is to naturally melt away, rather than scrubbing at the dead skin cells and encourage the fresh ones to come to the surface, sort of happy and hydrated and bursting with nutrients to give you that bright complexion.

To prepare your skin is the most important step.

However, scrubbing it with the wrong kind of exfoliator can damage the epidermis and your skin won't like you for it. It won't give you any favours. The idea is to use a liquid or a chemical exfoliator, commonly known now AHAs, PHAs as they cause a natural enzymatic reaction that breaks the glue down that holds the skin cells together.

And this allows them the next step like serums and creams that you use afterwards to penetrate fully and do their job to nourish the next ones underneath. You can use chemical exfoliators rather than physical ones. They are derived from natural sugars like milk and fruits.

Lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid in lower concentrations PHAs and AHAs will moisturize, but in higher concentrations, they will soothe and exfoliate. The acid ratio is very important when it comes to the higher concentrations for the exfoliation. If it's lower, it can be a bit more effective. Getting this balance is also essential. Now I will talk about this subject in a lot more detail in the preparation videos, there will be a whole playlist on those,

But the most important takeaway here is not to scrub or foam. Also to move away from like microdermabrasion.

Tip No2  - Build Strength 

To help your skin to build strength it needs Collagen. It is the protein that forms the building blocks for your skin. It makes up 70% of your skin structure and is the key ingredient that keeps it sort of smooth and wrinkle-free right.

But unfortunately, as we age, we start to lose that collagen and production and we lose elastin and hyaluronic acids, cause they all sort of work together as they are the sort of foundation, they sort of need each other to create to blossom. So each year our bodies will produce 1% less of collagen. So we need to add more either topically or we can consume it in our diets to maintain our bones, muscles, and tendons as well.

And we can sort of get it to sort of help naturally support the skin health. The best sources of collagen are from bones of animals, but more recently fish and algae have become a lot more popular. You can consume collagen by drinking broths and soups, but you can also buy college and shots and supplements as well.

The key thing here is, is about adding collagen to boosters and serums. And you'll hear me talk about things like peptide and amino acids and growth factors, which will also stimulate that plumping, firming effect that we're looking for, the serums and supplements will give us the vitamins and minerals or support that we need in the collagen synthesis.

Tip No3 - Stimulate Inflammation 

An inflammatory response is a trauma skin and is the best way to stimulate the natural production of collagen. 

The body's natural reaction to control trauma is to produce the fibroblasts and these work as the building blocks in your skin matrix to provide, to create the collagen and then hold the hyaluronic acid.

The controlled stimulation, treatments like mesotherapy, micro-needling and HIFU, they are all treatments that I do in clinic that caused this trauma.

That allows your skin to respond. You'll feel redness and heat and reaction. And that's what stimulates the tightening effect to give you that younger-looking skin. It is this trauma that we cause it needs to be regular.

It is like when you stub your toe, what happens, it tries to heal itself. You'll feel a pain heat and the swelling. This is inflammation. So remember this when you're looking for your facial treatments, okay. The old sort of fluff in both products, a product on product off, relaxing and very nice, lovely, but without some sort of inflammation, the collagen and production, our time of life we need.

Without it, you're just having a massage. 

Tip No4  - Add Nutrients 

The final point is to give your skin extra support with nutrients it recognizes. For this tip think about that plant that you forgot to water.

You pour half a pint of water on it, what happens? This is the same when it comes to oily or dry skin and from a health point of view, this is why we always going to the loo and you drink a load of water, right? So did you know that our ability to retain moisture depletes with age hyaluronic acid will pull water from the air into your skin?

Hence how our skin changes with the change of seasons and when we travel and your skin cells can hold up to four times the amount of water when the hyaluronic acid levels are positive.  Fit and healthy people tend to be about 60% water therefore it's essential to keep your hydration levels maintained for overall health.

However, when it comes to skin health just drinking water is not enough to fight the antiaging battle. Hyaluronic acid is the best way to help maintain and retain your water levels in your skin. and body. As it absorbs up to a thousand times, its own mass in water. When applied topically, it can retain the moisture in your skin no matter what the humidity of the atmosphere is.

When applied to the skin or taken as a supplement. It will plump the skin and smooth wrinkles along the way. It gives your skin a more hydrated look. It can easily be lost and wasted therefore you need to give your skin nutrients to help absorb the nutrient from hyaluronic acid. 
There are two types of nutrients that do this that helps give absorption, water, soluble, vitamins, and fat-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins are essential for our bodies, which includes the skin. To give your skin health you need to add them in every day because they can't be absorbed in your body, okay.

Your skin and your body will absorb what the want, and then just get rid of the rest. Great examples of this are vitamin C and vitamin B complex.

They're like the building blocks that will provide energy to renew your skin cells. They do provide oxidation protection against stresses and pollutions therefore found in plant and animal-based products foods and in your skin care.

You've all got Vitamin C, so be careful as too much can be a complete waste of time and money. As I always say it's about balance and consistency.

Fat soluble vitamins, they're different. A D E K. They can be stored in cell membranes as lipids. And they provide strength to allows the cells to hold moisture and other essential vitamins, but they can be dangerous and toxic too, if you have too much of them.

Too much can disrupt the skin cell membrane, you know, think of like too much vitamin A (retinol).

Your liver gets involved too; I think of things like excess of alcohol and excessive medication, and how that affects your skin.

The other factor of this is minerals.

Minerals are essential for healthy skin development for repair, for example, zinc, copper and sulfur. As well as helping to ensure proper bone and organ formation minerals play an important role in improving the skin cell structure and supporting the healthiest skin to maintain the pH levels of your skin.

The burning question really is, or to wrap up is how good is your skin health? Have you taken my skin health test? Have you got your score? If so, put it in the comments. Let me know what it is. If not, then click the link in the description.

It's a simple 10 question quiz to help you understand more about where you are with your skin health and what influences it.

Remember, invest in your skin health, not just skincare for younger-looking skin naturally after 40.