How Your Skin Changes with Age

If you’re like me, you want your skin to look as good as possible at every age. Many other people seem to share this desire. In fact, "the skincare industry is worth $24 billion annually," according to BlueWater Credit. 

You may not notice you’re actually aging until you look in the mirror one day and think, “wow…I didn’t notice my chin did this before today..” But it’s okay! Aging is inevitable. But there’s always more we can do to preserve our youthfulness in every stage of life. 

Our skin does all these pretty cool and profound things such as helping control the fluids and electrolytes in the body, regulating body temperature, and it naturally protects us from our sometimes harsh environment. But when we get older, the outer layer of the skin begins to wrinkle. The wrinkles are only a small change…the biggest change occurs in the deepest layer of the skin, where connective tissues are decreasing. 

Every person ages at a different pace. The pace at which we age could be due to many factors like genetics and nutrition. Here are some things you can start doing at any age to preserve the youthfulness of your skin. 

Eat a balanced diet 

Most likely, unless you have a health condition which affects the appearance of the outer layer of your skin, the skin is a reflection of what you are putting in your body. According to a University of Nevada School of Medicine forum, “Dark chocolates and antioxidant-rich foods such as cantaloupe, citrus fruits, blueberries and leafy greens improve the skin’s appearance.”

Avoid too much sun exposure 

I’m pretty sure you were informed as a child of the dangers of being exposed to too much sun. UV rays from the sun cause sunburn, which is causes temporary damage to the skin. However, if there is too much exposure over time without adequate protection (like sunscreen), those UV rays could permanently damage the skin’s outer layer and cause wrinkles to form prematurely. If you want to preserve the youthfulness of your skin, avoid too much sun exposure. 

Create and follow a tailored skin care regimen 

It is important to clean the skin, use a toner, and moisturize daily. I personally do this twice daily because my skin feels so icky at the end of the day. Exfoliate the skin once or twice weekly so that the skin will remain smooth. 


Aging is a natural and beautiful part of life. However, just because you are getting older doesn’t mean you should lose your radiance. To fight against aging, The Melanin Nurse suggests incorporating mango butter, avacado oil, and almond oil into your skin care regimen, they all aide in diminishing fine lines and preserving the youthfulness of the skin. You can order these products and more by clicking the "Shop" link on the website. 




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