How your Skin Changes with Age (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and Beyond)

One thing that we cannot change is the natural ageing process. Over time we will all get visible lines, our skin will lose elasticity, and we’ll experience reduced collagen. It is natural for our face to lose some of its youthful fullness and as we age we notice our skin becoming thinner and drier.

We have put together a skin timeline to show you what to expect as you age.

AMPERNA® Skin Changes Age

What to Expect With Your Skin in Your:


In your early 20s your hormones can still fluctuate. While breakouts can continue to occur from your teens they are typically less severe. During this period collagen production is in its prime, this is where your skin appears bouncier and more glowy.

When you reach your mid 20s your skin cell turnover starts to slow down. This causes dead skin cells to build up and cause discoloration. It can also cause loss of skin elasticity.

During your late 20s the aging process starts to increase. The premature aging may less visible than someone with more mature skin however the diet and lifestyle habits we have formed can start to appear on our skin by this age.

AMPERNA® Skin Changes Age


Your 30’s is when your skin starts to reflect ‘adult life’, this is where the fine lines become more prominent around the eyes and around the mouth. You may also start to see forehead and frown lines begin occurring. Volume will decrease around the lips, cheeks and under the eyes.

For women, hormones are one of the largest contributors to skin changes in your 30s. In your late teens growth hormone levels are around 900, when you hit your 30s the level drops to around 200. When female hormone levels begin to decrease, skin concerns associated with ageing become more obvious.

AMPERNA® Skin Changes Age


In your 40s you will continue to experience hormone changes. Oestrogen levels fall at menopause. This is a natural transition for all women between ages 40 and 55 and will cause some noticeable skin changes. You may begin to experience skin dryness, loss of structure, deeper wrinkles, age spots and experience sudden redness as a result of broken capillaries.

AMPERNA® Skin Changes Age


Many women begin to find themselves dealing with crepey skin for the first time in their 50s. Crepey skin is when the skin both thins and wrinkles simultaneously. This will leave your skin looking looser than before. You will notice changes such as less radiant skin, wrinkles continue to become deeper and more abundant, you may notice more prominent facial hair, your skin may become more sensitive and the risk of developing skin tags increases.

AMPERNA® Skin Changes Age


In your 60s and beyond your epidermis and dermis layer begin to further thin and flatten out. Your skin become more drier with wrinkles, age spots and creases become even more noticeable. You may notice your skin is more fragile, and you may have an increasing number of age spots. You will notice a larger spike in skin tags and may develop dilated superficial blood vessels (telangiectasias) on the cheeks, nose, chin, and legs.


At AMPERNA® we believe It is never too early or too late to begin looking after your skin. If you are looking to discuss your skin concerns and develop a tailored regime to suit your skin needs you can get in touch with our founder Kiri today



Written By Stephanie Barreca

Stephanie Barreca has over six years of experience in the wellness space on social media. She is passionate about helping women to achieve life balance through holistic living. Stephanie actively blogs about health and wellbeing running her own blog Stephanie Barreca, where she focuses on healthy recipes, self-development, and clean living.

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