Specific changes occur in the external appearance, which are taking place simultaneously with the internal functioning of the epidermis and cutaneous tissues.
Skin loses flexibility
Skin loses elasticity
Skin becomes thinner developing lines and wrinkles
Decreased permeability of the skin (which is associated with the loss of elasticity and impaired cellular nourishment)
Skin colour usually becomes sallow (due to changes in the keratinisation process and sluggish circulation)
Skin becomes drier
Greater possibility of allergic response in skins, which are weakened by age and disease.
The normal physiological changes in the female skin are closely associated with altered or reduced production of hormones.
Thinning of tissues
Loss of collagen fibres (which gives skin its strength and firmness)
Loss of elasticity- elastin fibres lose their ability to stretch and relax with underlying muscle activity.