Gerascophobia is the fear of growing old. This fear of getting old is all too common and can affect mental health. Often the source of the fear comes from seeing signs of ageing skin. Gerascophobics are afraid to look in the mirror and not recognise their ageing self. This fear is heightened by social media and the rise of filters and editing.
Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Ageing Skin
Ageing doesn’t just happen after 50. It starts as soon as we are born and it is a natural process. Ageing shows living, so why should we be anti-ageing when we are not anti-living? We should own the ageing process instead of being afraid of ageing skin. We can celebrate longevity and challenge the narrative of decline. SkinBase treatments are ideal for this.
As we age, we have more life experience. We become more settled into our lives and can figure out what we want to do and how we want to spend our time. This time does not have to show on our skin if we don’t want it to. Making healthy choices is the first step in feeling at one with our reflection in the mirror.
Adopt healthy habits from an early age and you will maintain healthy skin. If you feel good on the inside you will look good on the outside!
Stay protected in the sun and you don’t need to be afraid of ageing skin. Sun damage can cause up to 90% of visible sign of ageing on the skin, so always wear your SPF to keep the skin healthy and vibrant.
If you’re moisturising from the outside, you want to hydrate within too. Drink plenty of water and aim for around 2 litres each day. Drinking enough water during a course of SkinBase treatments is vital to maximising your results and achieving your skin goals.
Get enough sleep. Your body repairs during sleep time so aim for 7-9 hours every night so that your skin has the time it needs to help you maintain a healthy complexion.
Regular exercise is good for the skin. Not only does it boost circulation, it also boosts endorphins so you will feel good too.
SkinBase Microdermabrasion, Collagen Lift are Intense Pulsed Light are each effective treatments at helping to turn back the clock on the skin. The non-invasive treatments can help the skin maintain efficient processes so you can keep a healthy glow. Collagen, elastin and cell turnover will all be stimulated.
There’s no need to be afraid of ageing skin. SkinBase is here to help. With healthy habits and a positive mindset you will age gracefully – and gerascophobia will be a thing of the past.