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When Your Skin Starts To Age

When Your Skin Starts To Age

With the aging process, changes occur in the body. When it comes to the skin, these changes can be internal and external. External changes are associated with the skin's appearance while internal changes occur beneath the skin’s surface on a cellular level.

As you may know. the skin has three layers:

  1. The Epidermis (Outermost layer)
  2. The Dermis (Middle layer) 
  3. The Subcutaneous layer (Below the Dermis)

As we age, the epidermis begins to thin and melanocytes start decreasing in the skin a pale appearance.

As we age, our skin also loses its suppleness, texture and strength. This is associated with the Five Main Causes Of Aging...resulting in sagging appearances, wrinkles, fine lines and other visible signs of aging.

Here is the progression of the visible signs of aging characterized by age group:

Age 20-25: Vertical wrinkles start appearing on one's forehead and even lines between the eyebrows may already be visible. Fine lines at the external edges of the eyes are not yet noticeable...however, a history of heavy smoking, drinking and/or excessive exposure to the sun may result in these signs of premature aging starting to appear early in life.

Age 25-40: In the epidermis, wrinkles begin to deepen and more fine lines start appearing. Wrinkles are less than 0.0005 mm in depth and are usually caused by the superficial drying out of one's skin, damage and loss of collagen in the skin, as well as the slowing down of cellular renewal.

Age 40-50: Fine lines start appearing around the lips, crow's feet around the eyes, lines parallel to the nose and the line separating the eyebrows are all beginning to deepen and widen. The skin is now losing more of its natural strength and elasticity while shape of the face starts changing as the skin begins to sag...resulting in less defined facial contours.

Age 50 and over: Hormonal changes associated with menopause in women and the conversion of testosterone into estrogen in men accelerates the aging process.  The skin's surface now shows clear and distinct signs of aging...these signs are only exacerbated  by lifestyle factors like smoking, drinking, environmental elements, excessive junk food etc.

Regardless of your age, your skin needs a healthy foundation and the best way to nourish this foundation is through natural effective skincare products as well as dietary supplements formulated to contain ingredients that have proven efficacy when it comes to supporting skin health.

This one-two-punch combination is a great way to ensure your skin is getting the best nourishment it can.

Fight the Five Main Causes of Aging with the Xtend-Life skincare range. We have a women’s and a men’s range of products specifically formulated to suit the specific skin physiology and differences between the two genders.

Complementing this with products like the Total Balance range to nourish your skin from the inside out with Omega 3 / DHA Fish Oil Premium. You’ll be building the ideal foundation on which youthful, healthy skin can be built…regardless of your current age.

It’s never too late to start a complete skincare regime so why not give your skin the health and appearance it deserves by visiting the Xtend-Life skincare and Total Balance pages right now!

Comments  (8)

  • Joselyn
    January 31, 2013

    I have a combination skin please suggest which facial to do..i mean which brand

  • anita hicks
    March 15, 2013

    i have a double chin and sagging neck i wouldliketo know what type of cream i can use to tighteh these areas in my 50s-age

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    Dean Davis - Blog Contributor
    March 16, 2013

    Hi Joselyn,

    Xtend-Life's range of skin care products are suitable for all skin types...including combination skin. Feel free to browse through the product pages in the Skincare section of the site to see which product suits you.

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    Dean Davis - Blog Contributor
    March 16, 2013

    Hi Anita,

    Incorporating regular exercise and a balanced diet into your skincare routine may help firm and lift excess skin around the chin and jawline. 

    Supporting your skin externally using Xtend-Life's active day cream and restorative night cream, as well as internally by supplementing with Omega 3 Premium and Total Balance are good options to consider to enhance the health and appearance of your skin.

  • bob cummings
    June 09, 2013

    My skin is so thin that when I touch something I need stitches. In the past week I had 8 stitches removed from my right leg.

    Today I bumped into a chair and needed to return to the same medical centre due to a bleeding skin rip in the other leg!
    I need something to "thicken" my skin and after reading some internet sites believe there maay be some solution to my situation.

    My situation is my 74th birthday was this past Tuesday and I have a history of minor and major surgeries throughout my life, so am concerned that it may be too late for any solution to help my "thin skin" problem.

    Is there any solution for ME?

    A rapid response would be appreciated.



  • moi
    October 09, 2013

    This isn't really accurate for me.
    I am 27 and I have 0 wrinkles or fine lines. I don't use any products not even make up, except for sunscreen that is :). But I do look much younger than 27, people estimate me around 19.

  • Shirley
    April 06, 2014

    I have really sagging skin on my neck..My chin, face and. neck needs tighten really bad..I've been using Equate A m & P M firming cream for the face & neck but it seems the skin has gotten looser..IT look so bad I don't want to go out..I am black 67yr.female. Hope you can help...

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    Customer Relations - Xtend-Life
    April 07, 2014

    Dear Shirley,

    Thank you for your question.

    Sagging and aging skin can be due to many factors such as lowered levels of hyaluronic acid, oxidation through free radicals and decreased production of collagen and elastin in the cells.

    Our Women's Age Defense Active Day Cream and Women's Restorative Night Cream are our best-selling moisturizers and ones that I think you will love! They contain a combination of many potent ingredients such as Xtend-TK, Phytessence Wakame and Nano-Lipobelle H EQ10 which act to target these factors of aging for firmer, more supple skin. I would recommend using them daily for maximum benefits.

    It would also be a good idea to target this from the inside out, as our skin is often a reflection of the processes within. I encourage you to also try our Total Balance Unisex Premium which contains a large number of anti-aging ingredients to slow down the aging process at a cellular level. These ingredients may not only help with your skin, but also act to increase immune function and provide overall support to your organs.

    Please remember that other factors of sagging skin include diet, lifestyle and genetics; and while our products are very effective and produce great results, it is important to also address your diet and lifestyle for better overall results.

    If you have any questions about the recommended products, or require assistance with placing an order, please feel free to contact me. I am also happy to assist with nutritional and lifestyle advice.

    Our hours of operation are New Zealand time, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.  You are welcome to contact me on our free phone numbers: USA and Canada 1888 487 9304, UK 0 800 520 0311, Australia 1 800 983635, New Zealand 0508 983635. The rest of the world is 0064 03 384 5574.  Alternatively, feel free to email me at

    I look forward to hearing from you soon Shirley.


    Kind regards,


    Madelynn Loo

    Online Nutritionist

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