We all have that crystal ball at our disposal; all you have to do is look at your family tree.
Look to your parents to see your aging pattern.
There is a genetic component to aging, and most people resemble a parent. For the most part, the daughter’s age like their mothers and sons age like their fathers. Everyone has the weakest link in their genetic chain; for each person, there are certain features that will age more than others. This family aging trait is your predictable pattern of aging.
Once you’ve identified those features, you can apply that insight to your own skin. I would advise you to divide their face into three zones: the forehead, eye area and lower face. Each of these zones has its own predictable course.
As you begin to lose collagen, it manifests as different issues—fine lines, creases, wrinkles, sagging—depending on where your face is most vulnerable.
With that in mind, let’s plan your zone-by-zone defence.
The top zone of your face includes your forehead and brows. On your forehead, you’ll see horizontal lines running all the way across, while the brows show the “11’s”—vertical lines between the brows.
This zone includes the wrinkles around the outer corners of your eyes—known as crow’s feet—and the laxity of the skin underneath the eyes and eyelids.
The bottom zone encompasses your mouth, jaw and chin. Aging in the mouth area includes lip lines, nasal labial folds and marionette lines (the lines that extend from your lower lip down to your chin. The big issues with the jaw and chin are sagging and jowls.
The majority of wrinkles are caused by general wear and tear—like raising your brow or squinting. Sagging and drooping are due to collagen loss. The progression of these problems follows a predictable, standard pattern. Take forehead wrinkles, for instance. In your 20’s, your forehead is smooth. In your 30’s, you’ll notice that when you raise your brow, fine lines will appear across your forehead, but they disappear when you release your brow. As you age, those lines appear permanently and become deeper. It’s the same for squint lines, which go from temporary to permanent.
How quickly and severely your wrinkles and sagging appear goes back to predictability. Based on your genetics, you’ll have more vulnerability in your weakest zone, which will make you more susceptible to excess wear and tear in that area.
Depending on which zone your problem area will fall in, your approach will be different.
To promote collagen production and keep your skin firmer longer, look for potent, active ingredients like Native Extracts, (often 60 times stronger than say Vitamin C) Stem cells and Peptides. These will minimize the aged areas, it will take much longer for those wrinkles and creases to manifest.
Predictability teaches us that the best anti-aging strategy is anticipating your aging pattern, identifying your specific skin weaknesses, and intervening before it’s too late.
While you may not have any control over your genetics, you do have the power to slow down the aging process by attacking problems before they become permanent.
Our Age-Defy Pack
Our Age Defy Pack contains two favourite products:
- CELL Infuse Daytime – Defense and Repair
- CELL Infuse Organic Collagen Elixir
These products will help you fill out those lined, troubled areas on your face. They are Anti-Aging and Collagen Enhancing, which will help brighten and moisturise your skin.