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What are the types of skin aging?


According to statistics, over 60% of the representatives of the Slavic ethnic group age-related changes take place according to the deformation-edematous type of aging, therefore this type of aging has received the second name - “Slavic”. Experts are unanimous in the opinion that it is this type of aging that is the most difficult to treat with rejuvenating corrections, both surgical and cosmetological. That is why it is important to understand what tasks need to be solved in preparation for the active phase of correction of a person related to the Slavic type of aging, and also to choose the right methods and tools for solving them.

The article is written by estet-portal.com according to the recommendations of the highest category dermatologist-cosmetologist, member of the All-Ukrainian Association of Dermatovenerologists and Cosmetologists, Hyalual Institute Certified Trainer Natalia Makishi.

The main tasks of preparing for the anti-aging correction of the deformation-edematous type

All anti-age programs in patients with a strain-edematous type of aging are arranged according to a special scheme. Before embarking on the active stage of aesthetic correction (contour plastics, Botox injections, thread lifting and other procedures), tissues should be prepared:

  • remove puffiness
  • stimulate blood circulation
  • normalize lymph flow,

thereby improving metabolic processes.

For these purposes, the capabilities of various hardware techniques (vacuum or microcurrent lymphatic drainage, ultrasonic lifting, procedures using radio frequency effects, etc.) and injection techniques are used. The basic component of these programs are regenerating procedures, such proven techniques as mesotherapy and biorevitalization.

Only after carrying out the basic complex of preparatory procedures it is customary to proceed to the active phase of anti-aging correction in the case of the deformation-edematous type of aging.

Only after carrying out the basic complex of preparatory procedures it is customary to proceed to the active phase of anti-aging correction in the case of the deformation-edematous type of aging.

For this you need to understand:

  • how microcirculation disorders affect the development of aging processes,
  • how to restore microcirculation using HYALUAL light 1.1%.

How microcirculation disorders affect the development of aging processes

With involutional changes of the skin, in addition to reducing moisture (increasing transepidermal moisture loss) and reducing elasticity, there is also a significant violation of microcirculation processes, which is reflected in various types of skin aging.

It is the treatment of microcirculation disorders in the deformation-edematous type of aging that should be primary.m, and local correction of individual signs of aging is secondary.

Features of the violation of microcirculation processes determine the type of aging of the skin, and the severity and speed of development of violations affect the severity and speed of development of aging skin of patients.

The result - the formation of wrinkles, gravitational changes of the face, the deterioration of the barrier functions of the skin is closely associated with impaired functioning of the microvasculature.

Treatment of microcirculation disorders in strain-edematous type of aging must be primary, and local correction of certain signs of aging is secondary

How to restore microcirculation using HYALUAL light 1.1

Since the impairment of microcirculation significantly accelerates the aging of the skin according to the strain-edematous type, it is important to neutralize this factor in order to ensure the success of further anti-aging procedures. This will help the drug HYALUAL light 1.1%.

Practical aspects of HYALUAL light use 1.1% for the purpose of activating venous and lymphatic drainage

Lymphatic drainage technique is carried out by injecting the drug HYALUAL into the surface layer of the dermis with small-pool technique along the main lymphatic drainage vessels of the face according to the author's methods.

The combination of sodium succinate and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid in a low concentration of 1.1% in the reagent HYALUAL light promotes angiogenesis and has an anti-inflammatory effect, i.e. removes the swollen component.

HYALUAL® is a synergism of hyaluronic acid and sodium succinate.

This technique is recommended by experts at the stage of lymphatic drainage procedures as a preparatory stage for the conduct of botulinum therapy, thread lifting, contour plastics and various hardware methods for the correction of patients with deformation-edematous type of aging.

Deformation type of skin aging

This option is typical for obese women with big features. As a rule, they are owners of dense, porous skin, under which a developed layer of fatty tissue is necessarily present.

With age, the tone of the facial muscles weakens, skin elasticity decreases, the face changes its shape, losing its previous roundness, edema appears on it.

The signs of this type of aging of the skin of the face include subsided muscles and the skin of the face and neck, the appearance of bags under the eyes, as well as pronounced wrinkles, folds in the nasolabial and nasal areas.

The anti-aging facial care program for such changes should include the following points:

  1. Beauty shots. Various fillers allow you to smooth the folds, give volume to certain areas of the face, return skin tone and elasticity. You can do such procedures only in the office of a specialist. Beauty injections are recommended to do every six months.
  2. Peeling with chemical acids.
  3. Laser rejuvenation.
  4. Ultrasound, microcurrent therapy, myostimulation.
  5. Daily competent care using home remedies.
  6. Gymnastics for the face.

Muscular, or muscular, type of skin aging

This type, as well as deformation, belongs to the variants of early aging of the skin. It is characteristic for slender women and men with muscled face and a thin layer of subcutaneous fat.

With this type of face features are overly embossed and coarse. This occurs due to the complete disappearance of subcutaneous fatty tissue, as a result of which the skin fits more tightly against the muscles of the face.

Age-related changes in women with muscular-type skin aging appear quite late. In order to fight them, cosmetologists recommend turning to the following procedures:

  1. Botulinum toxin injections to relieve muscle tension.
  2. Mesotherapy face skin.
  3. Facial contour correction with hyaluronic acid based preparations.
  4. Median chemical peeling of the skin.
  5. Face cleaning.
  6. Massage.
  7. Regular face care at home. As we managed to find out at sympaty.net, people with muscular type of skin aging are recommended to systematically make contrasting washings. In addition, it is also useful to perform relaxing face-building to relieve tension from the muscles of the face.

Pasty type of aging

Women who notice that with age the face became swollen, the corners of the mouth dropped, there are noticeable nasolabial folds, the skin has become dull, they can come to the conclusion that they are aging in a pasty, or puffy, type.

It must be said that with such signs, only a visit to a cosmetologist cannot give results. Before starting a course of rejuvenation with the help of modern drugs and methods, women with a similar type of face should contact an endocrinologist and a gynecologist. Moreover, doctors, as a rule, prohibit accessing beauty shots in such situations.

A tired face (a type of aging of the skin, which is also called pasty, or edematous), cosmetologists rejuvenate with the help of various hardware methods and massage. This type is typical for pretty young women, aged 30-35 years.

Effective methods of combating its manifestations are considered proper rest and balanced nutrition with maximum salt restriction.

Wrinkled type of aging facial skin

This type is typical for thin women with thin and dry skin. With age, her turgor decreases, she looks dehydrated, her face volumes decrease, it becomes like a baked apple.
Muscle elasticity is also reduced, but the clarity of the oval face is not disturbed.

In order to correct age-related changes in such cases, it is recommended to start with chemical peeling in order to clean the skin surface from layers of dead cells. After completion of the recovery period, you can refer to other procedures: Botox injections, biorevitalization, mesotherapy, laser rejuvenation.

It is also necessary to care for the skin of this type of aging at home. It should be said, unlike other types of age-related changes, the wrinkled type of aging of the skin of the face and body responds well to home care. Even without injections of beauty and other innovative cosmetological procedures, women aging in wrinkled type can look very attractive.

The main thing for them is to remember the need to moisturize the skin, both outside and inside, as well as to eat properly, providing the body with the necessary amount of vitamin A and fatty acids.

In addition, for the care of wrinkled skin, it is recommended to choose products that include phytoestrogens, as well as to try to protect the skin from exposure to sunlight.

Combined Aging Skin Type

This type combines distinctive traits of fine wrinkled and deformation types:

  1. Decreased skin elasticity.
  2. The skin around the eyes and forehead is dry and wrinkled.
  3. Swelling under the eyes.
  4. Violation of the oval face.
  5. Wrinkles in the nasolabial zone.
  6. The folds of the wings of the nose, which are also called "wrinkles of sorrow."

Anti-aging program for the face with such changes may consist of various cosmetic procedures.

  • Chemical peeling.
  • Facial cleansing and professional facial massage.
  • Masks for moisturizing, nourishing and tightening the skin.
  • Invasive methods like biorevitalization, contour plastics, mesotherapy.

Experts also distinguish the type of late aging of the skin - senile, emaciated face. It combines all signs of aging, and it is impossible to correct its defects without a surgeon’s scalpel.

However, such a person most often becomes at an age when a woman already acquires the status of a great-grandmother and begins to understand that the beauty of a man lies not so much in his appearance as in the soul.

It must be said that knowledge of the types of aging of the skin of the face and their characteristics is an important component of the anti-aging program for each representative of the beautiful half. And yet, without the youth of the soul, external grooming loses its appeal. Therefore, our site wishes all its readers to maintain optimism, vigor and energy for as long as possible so that their inner youth helps them to remain young and externally.

Types of Aging Skin

Different types of aging face require appropriate action. Procedures that have a great effect in one case will be useless in the other. Therefore, you need to try to figure out their individual characteristics. If using the information provided below and special tests you can not determine your version of aging skin, then just look at your mother or grandmother, as they do. Features of age-related changes of the skin are most of all due to its structure and constitution of a woman, that is, hereditary factors.

Tired (pastozny) type of aging or "tired face"

The aging of all female faces usually begins with noticeable signs of fatigue, and this happens rather early - from the age of 35. At this time, preventive measures must be taken, otherwise aging will progress in the following types and it will be more difficult to fight it. However, there are women whose face skin for a long time only ages on tired type. You can call them lucky, because it is the “tired face” that is easiest to change for the better, because it responds well to any cosmetic care.

For a start, you can apply a simple and effective method - it is good to get enough sleep every day. At the same time, you need to sleep on a comfortable pillow and a good orthopedic mattress that properly support the neck and spine, as well as to ensure access of fresh air to the bedroom. That is, we need a comfortable environment in which it will be possible to completely relax and fully sleep.

The tired type of aging is more common among people who have thin body build and normal or combination skin. The layer of muscles and subcutaneous fat is developed normally, the face has an elongated shape (oval or rhombus).

How can you recognize a person aging with a tired type? In the morning, the skin looks fresh and taut, but in the evening there are signs of fatigue, the face becomes dull and tired. This is due to poor lymph flow and insufficient muscle tone. With age, the following changes will be observed on such a face:

  • lack of facial muscle tone,
  • reduction of skin elasticity,
  • grayish, pale, dull skin color,
  • swelling of the face
  • decrease in volume of parts of the face,
  • lowered corners of the mouth,
  • deep nasolabial folds (grooves or wrinkles running from the wings of the nose to the corners of the lips),
  • appearance or deepening of the nasolacrimal sulcus (folds extending from the inner corner of the eye to the cheeks).

What can help with the tired type of aging

Cosmetic serums and creams containing vitamin C and fruit acids (almond, tartaric, malic, citric, lactic, and others) will help against signs of fatigue on the face. They help the skin to synthesize collagen, improve the complexion, make the skin fresh and radiant.

As for the procedures in the cosmetology salon, any kind of tonic massage, for example, hiromassage or lifting massage, will have a good effect. Microcurrent therapy, myostimulation and other similar procedures will be helpful, tightening the facial muscles, improving microcirculation and eliminating swelling. Chemical peels will help clean the skin from toxins and improve the complexion by stimulating the production of collagen.

Japanese anti-aging facial massage - video

A type of tired face is a pasty (edematous) type, in which parts of the face swell. The pasty type of aging begins to appear from about 35 years. It is characterized by:

  • swelling of the eyelids
  • chin flabbiness,
  • appearance of deep nasolabial folds.

The reason is the retention of excess fluid in the body and its accumulation under the skin due to changes in the hormonal balance of the body with age. In such cases, it is better to consult an endocrinologist for prescribing hormone therapy, and only after that to carry out cosmetic procedures, since they themselves may be useless. Along with or after treatment with hormonal drugs, it is recommended:

  • balanced low salt diet
  • good rest,
  • Spa treatment,
  • various types of facial massage
  • exposure to microcurrents.

Any cosmetic injections for puffiness are contraindicated.

Small wrinkled type or “baked apple”

The fine-wrinkled type of aging is characterized by the appearance of a large number of fine wrinkles by analogy with a wrinkled baked apple skin. This is due to the natural predisposition of the skin to dryness and weakness of the subcutaneous layer of fat, which is unable to effectively retain water inside. In addition, the lack of sebum leads to a decrease in the protective function, and the skin suffers more from the harmful effects of cold and wind. In general, dry skin ages faster, but this type has no tendency to flabbiness of tissues and therefore a regular shape of the face is maintained for a long time.

The fine-wrinkled type is characteristic mainly of thin-bodied women, but can also occur with a normal build with a constant weight. The skin is prone to dryness or dry, with a predisposition to the formation of pigment spots and facial wrinkles. The first wrinkles can be seen from 30 years.

Typical for such skin age changes:

  • the appearance of a mesh of small longitudinal and transverse, and then all deeper wrinkles on the forehead,
  • wrinkles in the corners of the eyes (crow's feet) and around the mouth (purulent wrinkles),
  • flabby eyelids,
  • gradual reduction of the volume of the face - the so-called skeletization,
  • dryness, peeling, skin vulnerability,
  • rosacea and pigment spots.

What can help with fine-wrinkled type of aging

Small wrinkled faces age nobly, as they preserve the clarity of the facial contour and are not prone to edema. Nevertheless, wrinkles do not paint anybody, and there is a whole arsenal of cosmetic tools and techniques to combat them.

First of all, smoking women are advised to stop smoking, because this bad habit leads to an increase in dry skin and the formation of smoker's wrinkles around the lips. If the skin of a smoking person belongs to the small-wrinkled type, then it ages much faster.

In addition, you should try to maintain the humidity in the rooms at least 40–60%, for this you can use special humidifiers. It is necessary to drink as much clean water as possible, from a liter to two a day. And juices, soups, tea and other liquids will not replace water, it must be drunk in its pure form. Желательно включить в рацион как можно больше сочных фруктов и овощей, а также продукты с витамином А, и полезными жирами, которые необходимы сухой коже. И, наконец, необходимо тщательно защищать кожу от агрессивных ультрафиолетовых лучей.

For home care, it is important to gently cleanse the skin, not to use coarse abrasives and peels, to carry out moisturizing, toning and nourishing procedures. From the range of care products, if possible, choose those that have phytoestrogens and vitamin A (retinol) in their composition. Excellent help to peptide creams with the effect of Botox, smoothing wrinkles.

As for professional cosmetic procedures, chemical peeling on fruit acids, ultrasound peeling and face polishing will smooth out small wrinkles. Massages and masks with nutrients will improve skin condition. Any hardware procedures will help to improve the metabolism in the skin and improve blood circulation. Often used injections drugs with botulinum toxin, as well as plastic face contour with hyaluronic acid.

Muscular type

The muscular version of aging can be seen in people with an Asian type of appearance, especially often in men, and in Slavic women only 5% of cases (mostly in women with large facial features).

Such people have a poorly developed fat layer under the skin, but a well-developed muscular one. Over time, fatty tissue becomes thinner and the muscles are increasingly tight skin, the face becomes more pronounced relief. Muscular aging almost does not change the initial shape of the face, which helps to look younger for a long time, but wrinkles can be expressed quite brightly. However, it all depends on skin care. Usually, the skin of people with this type of aging is usually normal, having a sufficient level of moisture, tightly bonded to the subcutaneous tissues and elastic. Muscles may be more visible on certain parts of the face, it depends on their activity in daily life and the state of hypertonia.

For men, this option of aging adds masculinity and attractiveness, but women are less lucky - their faces become more rough and lose their feminine softness and charm. In addition, the abuse of Botox is bearing fruit - a smile finally loses its natural appeal.

Muscular-type facial aging is delayed, these women retain their youth and freshness longer than others. But then, literally in a year or two, radical changes take place, folds and wrinkles appear.

Characteristic for muscular type age signs:

  • cheekbones tightly covered with smooth skin,
  • well visible "crow's feet" in the corners of the eyes,
  • deeply drawn folds from nose to lips,
  • hollows on cheeks or temples,
  • clear chin relief
  • roughness of features.

What can help with muscular type of aging

What actions can be taken at home to prevent muscular-type aging? Home procedures can increase the elasticity of blood vessels and relieve hypertonicity of the facial muscles. To do this, it is recommended to make contrasting douches: alternate face irrigation with warm and cold water. This causes the vessels to narrow and expand, thereby strengthening them. This procedure should be carried out twice a day.

It is possible to remove hypertonus with special complexes of exercises for the muscles of the face: mimic gymnastics, revitonics and others.

It is necessary to include in your diet as much as possible products containing magnesium, since it is this element that helps to relax muscles effectively. In addition, it is useful to eat foods containing vitamin A.

From professional cosmetological procedures, the most useful will be chemical peeling on fruit acids, facial massage courses, and deep cleansing procedures. If a woman has material resources that can be spent on anti-aging procedures, subcutaneous injections of Botox and anti-aging remedies (fashionable name mesotherapy) and contour plastics with hyaluronic acid work well. The last two methods simultaneously reduce muscle tension and increase skin turgor, which makes the effect of the procedures pronounced, but not very long.

Deformation type or "bulldog cheeks"

Deformation type of aging is known as the most unfavorable because of a strong change in the face. Unfortunately, it is he who is characteristic of women in our country, there is even the second name “Slavic”. Approximately 70% of Russian women are positioned to this type of aging.

Usually women with a deformation type of aging have a dense constitution, often they are overweight. Skin type - mixed or oily, the layer of fat cells under the skin is excessively developed. The figure resembles an apple, that is, on slim legs a woman carries a full body.

The skin of these women is more prone to stretching and deformation, because it because of its tendency to fat content has a considerable density, thickness and weight, and is more susceptible to gravity. The facial muscles descend with age, edemas appear more and more often, the facial oval is deformed - “bulldog cheeks” are formed. So called nasolabial folds and cheeks lowered almost to the end of the chin, which pull the corners of the mouth. As a result, the lower part of the face falls, sags, acquires a sad expression and some similarity with the bulldog's face. In addition, the skin of the neck in front and behind is often deformed: ugly folds and withers appear, giving the impression of a round back. With age, the fatty layer of the face seems to flow downward, moving to the lower third of the face.

The main signs of the deformation type:

  • oval loss and general swelling of the face
  • the occurrence of swelling under the eyes, the so-called bags,
  • flabbiness of the skin of the upper eyelids,
  • the appearance of pronounced folds and wrinkles: nasolabial folds, folds from the corners of the lips to the chin, neck-chin folds,
  • moving the skin down, sagging around the neck, the formation of a second chin,
  • disorders of the venous outflow, leading to the appearance of a vascular pattern,
  • skin shine
  • small amount of wrinkles.

What can help with the deformation type of aging

Before you start to deal with changes in the face, such women should do a general unloading of the body. Just cosmetic procedures, even hardware, with edema and excess fat can not cope. After all, overweight leads to rapid aging of the deformation type.

It is necessary to adjust the power system, go in for sports, limit the amount of salt and fluid in the diet. All these measures will lead to weight loss and help you look better without cosmetic procedures.

If during the slimming and after it properly care for the face, the effect will be stunning. At home, it is necessary to use products with anti-coughing effect, as well as containing vitamins K, P, C in their composition. It is better to clean the skin in the mornings with PH-neutral means, and before going to bed it is slightly acidic. Excellent effect has a cleansing cosmetics with lactic acid. To improve the blood supply to the face and strengthen the vascular walls will help chestnut extract, arnica, seaweed, respectively, you should regularly use creams containing these components.

The list of salon procedures shown with this type of aging is very long. Specialists in different areas of cosmetology have their own strategies for dealing with this problem. Any manipulations aimed at fighting puffiness and rosacea, correcting facial contours, toning muscles and increasing skin elasticity are useful:

  • courses of microcurrent therapy and pressotherapy will help relieve swelling and improve microcirculation,
  • lymphatic drainage and other types of massage enliven the flow of lymph, stimulate the outflow of venous blood,
  • laser resurfacing and vascular lasers can handle facial bags and rosacea,
  • Botulinum therapy, lifting lifting, mesotherapy and many other modern methods will help get rid of the second chin and tighten the shape of the face.

Mixed (combined) type

The mixed type of aging contains characteristics of other types, and they can be combined in different proportions or change each other over time. This is the most common and most difficult option for correction. The difficulty lies in the fact that the general recommendations for skin care do not work, since a combination of different methods and procedures is required depending on the severity and location of the changes.

Mixed type of aging of the face is characteristic of women of normal build, prone to fullness and the appearance of edema, having normal or combined skin. It happens that they have simultaneously observed changes in the fine-wrinkled type (wrinkles in the corners of the eyes, on the forehead and temples) and deformation (sagging skin on the cheeks and chin).

Often, aging begins with a “tired face”, then, with dry skin, fine wrinkles appear, and with oily skin, swelling and erosion of the face form are observed. All these signs can be observed simultaneously in different parts of the face, especially in combination skin. Then wrinkles appear in the upper part of the face, and the lower part of the face changes according to the deformation type, that is, it melts and loses clarity. Bags under the eyes and pronounced folds in vulnerable places complete the picture.

What can help with the combined type of aging

The choice of care programs and the correction of age-related changes here must be strictly individual. Therefore, the most reasonable would be to turn to the experience of specialists.

To begin with, it is recommended to visit an endocrinologist and check the hormonal status of the body. The fact is that the state of the female skin is directly related to hormonal processes. A competent course of hormonal therapy may have a more pronounced effect than the care and hardware procedures.

Then you need to find a professional beautician who will help determine the specifics of the skin, give advice on care and select the appropriate procedure. Cosmetology as a science is rapidly progressing, innovative technologies are constantly being introduced into practice, so that in a good salon you can try on yourself the newest methods of dealing with mixed aging of the skin.

Senile worn face

A worn-out senile person is the last stage, which occurs after all these types in a very old age - after 75 years. It is characterized by pronounced signs of aging, such as:

  • exhaustion, pointy features
  • dark circles under the eyes,
  • a large number of deep wrinkles
  • depression of the cheeks and temples,
  • reduction of the lower face,
  • protruding the chin and eyebrows forward,
  • skin formations - warts, keratoses, age spots,
  • wax transparency and yellowish skin color.

The labyrinth of wrinkles, probably as a dermatoglyphic, is unique: in some cases, their location "speaks of kindness, friendliness, caress, in others - of anger, stinginess, cruelty"

L. Koria, J. Ehrlich

Small medical directory. Paris, 1969

All these signs are associated with dystrophic processes occurring in the skin and the body as a whole. Their manifestation is closely related to the way of life and character of a person, because you can often meet old people who look 10–20 years younger than their real age without using cosmetic procedures. But skin care procedures, fresh air, and nutritional correction can delay the signs of aging and make them less noticeable.

If a deeply elderly woman can not boast of youthfulness and wants to radically rejuvenate her face, then we can recommend the services of plastic surgery, which are often used by the "stars" of cinema and pop.

Types of Aging: A Test for Choosing Effective Care Strategies

You can find out your type of aging and, accordingly, predict problems even without a visit to a cosmetologist or a dermatologist. Experts in the field of aesthetic medicine have formulated a number of key questions that can accurately determine the type of skin aging on a particular face, and in fact at any age (at least 25 years old). This test helps to determine the morphological types of aging of the face in order to individually select a skin care program and according to the type of aging. So, you need to answer and write down the answers:

1. What is your skin type?

  • M - normal skin
  • MM - dry skin
  • Y - combined skin
  • D - skin is oily, shiny.

2. Standard problems of your skin ...

  • D - a tendency to pimples, the formation of comedones or rashes,
  • MM - persistent pigmentation, permanent freckles,
  • M - pigmentation or freckles manifests itself temporarily, regardless of the time of year, especially in places unprotected from the sun,
  • The skin is clean and not prone to rashes, but sometimes dilated capillaries appear on it.

3. Determine the tone and elasticity of the skin. To do this, gently apply a finger to the corners of the lips and cheeks, and then describe the subjective impressions of tactile sensations.

  • Y - the skin is quite thin,
  • M - elasticity is felt (impressions are the same as touching a well-inflated balloon),
  • MM - the skin is quite elastic, slightly springy, but not coarse, more suitable for thin,
  • D - the skin is rather rough, dense.

4. Evaluate the condition of the skin in the periorbital zone. Particular attention should be paid to the upper stationary part of the eyelids (starting from the eyebrows on the bridge of the nose and slightly down to the temples).

  • D - the eyelid is dense, massive, protrudes,
  • U - through the skin of the century are viewed capillaries,
  • M - the first wrinkles appeared in the form of “crows feet”,
  • MM - eyelid from above is stretched and lifted, and circles appeared near the eyes.

5. What is the reaction of your skin to environmental factors?

  • MM - responds to cold or wind redness, irritation or peeling,
  • U - exposure to the sun and heat, in the T-zone (forehead, chin, nose) sebosecretion slightly increases (sebum production),
  • D— essential sebosecretion, even regardless of the season, oily shine,
  • M - smooth smooth skin, regardless of weather factors.

The results of the test are summed up simply: the letter that will prevail in the answers, and means the type of aging that awaits you in the (hopefully distant) future. MM - fine-wrinkled, M - muscular, U - "tired" and D - deformation. If the answers turned out to be a cocktail of different letters, then this means a combined type of aging - it means that you will have to intensively care for the skin of your face in all directions.

Varvara L.


The test that determines the age of the skin

Take a good look in the mirror on your face. Tick ​​off from the listed properties of the skin those that are characteristic of you. Do not be too hard on yourself.
Add points to the number 20, if the statement is typical for you.
1. Wrinkles between eyebrows +4.
2. Wrinkles under eyes +5.
3. The omission of the upper eyelid +5.
4. Bags under the eyes +5.
5. “Goose feet” +5.
6. Clear nasolabial fold +4.
7. Brown (pigment) spots +6.
8. Wrinkles on the lips +6.
9. Wrinkles around lips +6.
10. Second chin +5.
11. Neck wrinkles +6.
12. The weakened oval face +6.
The resulting number is the age of your skin. Determining the real age of your skin, you can buy those beauty products that really suit you and benefit. However, remember - the effectiveness of anti-aging creams is greatly exaggerated. This verdict was made by an international commission of independent experts, conducting an impartial review of the products of world-renowned cosmetic companies. With prolonged use of “rejuvenating agents”, the skin relief is maximally improved by 10–15%. For the naked eye, such changes are completely unnoticeable. Conclusion: do not believe the numbers and promises on the packaging.



So far, humanity fails to uncover the secret of eternal youth and women have to take care of the attractiveness of their faces, even in adulthood. Determining your type of skin aging and the choice of appropriate preventive measures play in this case not the last role. There is a wide variety of cosmetics on the market that help fight the signs of aging. It is only necessary to choose the right care option for your skin, preferably by consulting a competent cosmetologist, and not on your own. But there are several ways that will help any skin look young longer. You need to constantly moisturize the skin, and not allow it to lose a lot of moisture. For example, do not wipe dry after taking a shower or bath and be sure to use moisturizing and nourishing agents. Be sure to protect the skin from aggressive ultraviolet rays at any time of the year, do not abuse the solarium and sunbathing. Walk more often in fresh air to allow the skin to absorb the oxygen necessary for its normal operation. Drink more than pure water - about 2 liters per day. If you add to this a balanced diet and physical activity, then your skin will soon look much healthier and younger.

Main features

For those who are provided with deformation type of aging, the presence of the following signs is characteristic:

  • dense physique
  • overweight or prerequisites for it,
  • mixed or oily type of skin, with an excessively developed layer of fat cells,
  • figures in the shape of an apple, with slender legs and a full body.

The skin of such women is prone to stretching with deformation, because it is with high fat content, and, therefore, density, thickness, weight.

Характерные черты процесса

What is strain aging? This is an age-related weakening of the facial muscles, as a result of which they descend, accompanied by signs of swelling and deformation of the face oval, with the appearance of “bulldog cheeks”, in the form of nasolabial folds and cheeks almost to the end of the chin.

At the same time, the corners of the mouth are lowered, giving the face a tired and sad expression, which leads to sagging of the entire lower part of the face, giving it a resemblance to a bulldog. The neck participates in this unpleasant process, with the appearance of folds in front and withers behind, making the back rounded, with drooping shoulders.

With age, external changes progress, and the face becomes “flowing down”, with accompanying symptoms in the form of:

  • loss of facial contours and general puffiness,
  • the appearance of edema under the eyes, popularly called bags,
  • flabbiness of the skin on the upper eyelids,
  • wrinkles with pronounced folds,
  • folds at the site of localization - nasolabial, from the corners of the lips to the chin, neck-chin,
  • hanging the skin of the face down,
  • sagging of the skin on the neck with the formation of a double chin,
  • disorders of the venous outflow with the presence of drawings from the vessels on the skin,
  • the appearance of luster skin.

How to smooth the process?

What to do to improve the appearance of the face during the aging period? First of all, you should unload the body, because in the presence of excess fat and swelling, even the most modern hardware procedures will not bring the desired result. Do not forget that it is overweight is one of the main trigger factors. To achieve the goals use:

  • adjustment of the nutrition system, with the introduction of healthy foods into the diet and a decrease in the amount of food consumed,
  • regular exercise to improve tonus, blood supply, burn excess fat, and so on,
  • salt limit
  • water balance maintenance.

A set of measures allows you to reduce weight, which significantly improves external performance, even without the use of cosmetic techniques in some cases.

At the same time, along with weight loss procedures, it is necessary to ensure the proper care of the skin of the face. You can achieve a stunning effect if used at home by yourself:

  • anti-couperose drugs
  • means with the content of vitamins K, P, C,
  • PH-neutral facial cleansers in the morning,
  • subacid for treating skin before bedtime,
  • cleansing cosmetics with lactic acid,
  • cream to improve the blood supply to the face and strengthen the walls of blood vessels with components from chestnut and arnica extract, seaweed.

Cosmetologists have developed their own strategy for dealing with the deformation type of aging and recommendations for choosing salon procedures, the list of which is currently quite long. The most successful manipulations are helping to eliminate puffiness and rosacea, correct the shape of the face, tone up the muscles and improve skin elasticity. You can give preference, in accordance with the advice of a cosmetologist:

  • microcurrent therapy or pressotherapy courses to relieve swelling and improve microcirculation,
  • lymphatic drainage and other types of massage, revitalizing the lymph flow, stimulating venous blood flow,
  • laser resurfacing or vascular lasers that remove bags on the face and couperosis,
  • botulinum therapy
  • thread lifting,
  • mesotherapy.

And many other modern methods for getting rid of extra chin and face oval tightening.

Folk remedies

Of course, you can not do without them. Most recipes consist of natural products that help nourish the skin with beneficial substances. For example:

A pumpkin-based mask that helps remove excess sebum. After all, the presence of oily skin is a characteristic feature of the deformation type.

For the mask you need a small piece of pumpkin, which is pushed apart in a puree of two teaspoons. As the next ingredient, fresh parsley is used, from which the juice is squeezed in a volume of one tablespoon. This component enhances the tone and strengthens the immune system of the skin. Both ingredients are mixed with half a teaspoon of low-fat sour cream. This component contains lactic acid, which helps to lighten age spots and make skin soft and elastic. A tablespoon of potato starch is introduced into the mixture to thicken the mask, give it a uniform consistency, and, most importantly, to prevent the development of rosacea.

Before applying the mask, clean the skin from dirt. The composition is applied, avoiding the area around the eyes with lips, a cotton sponge or a special brush, in two stages. After drying the first layer, it is covered with the second.

The term of the national remedy is ten minutes, after which it is gently washed off, soaking it with warm water. It is advisable to carry out the procedure twice a week.

Systemic effects on the skin peculiar to masks on the basis of therapeutic mud. The composition of natural substances is rich in microelements and macroelements, vitamins and lipids, phospholipids and phytosterols, humic acids.

Mud home remedies act on the skin tightening, regenerating and toning, with a good peeling result. After such a face cleaning, it can be treated with other cosmetic products. The natural component is supplemented with ingredients according to the type of skin, to obtain an additional effect.

Essential oils are successfully introduced into the masks, with a diverse, unique and time-tested action. With the help of their components, a specific activation of skin receptors occurs, blood circulation and lymph outflow, and tissue metabolism are improved.

Esters serve as conductors for the delivery of other biologically active elements to all skin layers, even the deepest ones. For the best lifting effect, preference is given to citrus essential oils.

Popular wisdom says: "Everyone gets in his old age the person he deserves." Therefore, when caring for a person from youth, do not forget about a positive attitude, goodwill and a positive attitude towards others.