Today we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. A couple of months ago, I overheard a conversation that kind of put this with age into a new perspective for me. The discussion was between two, in my opinion, older people. One gentleman was telling the other, “ You are just a baby; you are only 86. When you reach my age, that is when you can start talking about being old!”. It later turned out that the person behind the statement was 102. So like with everything else, age is relative, and the perspective we are looking at things matters.
No matter how we classify being older, whom we see as an older person, we have a day dedicated to older persons! This year the International Day of Older Persons is focusing on “Digital Equity for All Ages.” Let’s take this day to be grateful for the wisdom that older people have and share our knowledge with them—no matter what age we are. There is somebody more senior than us who might appreciate both that they can share their wisdom and that we, being a little bit younger, can help them with certain things. Maybe to be out of help in the jungle of new digitalisation or simply reach out with our knowledge about other things. All the latest technology in skincare, for example!
International Older Persons Day
Did you know that the number of older people is most likely to more than double over the next three decades? According to the UN, if this is the case, we will have more than 1.5 billion older people in 2050. This increase will happen in all the regions in the world. Especially in the Eastern and South-Eastern parts of the world. The rise in Europe and America is not expected to be as significant because the population in this part of the world is already significantly older than the other parts. Source: UN
The United Nations General Assembly was on On 14 December 1990 (by resolution 45/106), designating 1 October as the International Day of Older Persons. This year, the Older Persons Day has Digital Equity for All Ages, enhancing access and meaningful participation in the digital world for older persons.
Digital development is happening faster than ever. Therefore, it is good to have a day to remind us to include older persons in the development so all older can contribute their wisdom to society.
Who is an older person? When do we get older?
According to The United Nations, an older person is a person who is over 60 years of age. However, families and communities often use other socio-cultural referents to define age, including family status (grandparents), physical appearance, or age-related health conditions.
However, according to the research, the average American starts feeling old already at 47. Similarly, the average respondent starts to worry about age-related bodily changes around 50 years old. Time is unstoppable, we all know that, and maybe it is at this point in life when you start to think about it?
This is, of course, an individual matter! Some people never seem to grow old or feel old. “There’s no question we all do not age at the same rate—just go to a high school reunion and look around,” says S. Jay Olshansky, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Source: Captrust
Ageing slowly biologically is what we perceive when we see somebody that looks younger than their chronological age. But, on the other hand, fast biological ageing is the fear we have when we stress and feel older and more tired than our age.
Wellbeing at an Older Age
If I look back, I can see that no matter what age I have been at, the well-being of my skin has been vital to me. Not that I have been obsessed with it. But simply because it gives overall well-being. And I am pretty sure that 20 years from now, it will be equally important to me to feel good about myself. To have skin that feels good. And that I would appreciate being updated about the latest inventions when it comes to skincare, no matter what my age might be. Not to be classified as older and that skincare is not essential for me anymore.
The freedom and beauty of getting older are to have choices, right? To live life to the fullest in the way that we want to live it. To do the things that we value. In my case, to have a skincare routine that gives me smooth skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are fine, but I want it to be as smooth as possible, no matter my age. But what is it that happens to our skin when we get older? Why does it change, and what can we do about it?
How skin changes with age
“ The face you have at the age of 25 is the face that God gave you. The face you have at the age of 50 is the face that you have earned.” Cindy Crawford.
Harsh words, so what happens, and what can we do about it? Our skin is at the mercy of many forces during our lives. Our skin is impacted by the weather, the sun, our habits and our skincare routines. Lifestyle, diet, stress, lack of skincare, and sleep all affect our skin and lead to more wrinkles and stressed skin. And the fact is that our skin changes with age. It becomes thinner because of the subcutaneous support; it loses fat and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. The veins and bones can be seen more quickly, and it can take a longer time for the skin to heal.
When we get older, the outer skin layer (epidermis) gets thinner. This even though the number of cell layers remains unchanged. The number of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decreases, and the remaining melanocytes increase in size. Ageing skin looks thinner, paler, and is more transparent or translucent. Source: Medlineplus
We cannot stop the biological or chronological clock, but we can take care of our skin. With a bit of help from modern technology!
The miracle of ultrasound and all-natural serums for older skin
As we get older and the skin gets more fragile, it is more important than ever to nurture and take care of it. One efficient and effective way to do this is with the help of Ultrasound technology.
Ultrasonic therapy uses high-level sound waves far beyond the range audible to humans. The waves stimulate cells far beyond the superficial layers of skin, which jumpstarts collagen production, reduces inflammation, and promotes blood circulation, hence, the glowing skin you get.
Using the power of the vawes in the ultrasound and all-natural serums with the active ingredients will boost your skin and give you the glow and well-being you deserve!
SQOOM Skincare Technology for All Ages!
The SQOOM M2 device is a professional skin care treatment device that you can use at home. It is safe, and rejuvenates the skin and cells and make the serums go deep into the skin, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It has 1 MHZ or one million waves per second! In addition, the transducer produces one million gentle vibrations per second. These vibrations and vawes penetrate the naturally derived nutrients in the serums and moisturisers deep into all layers of the skin.
SQOOM xCential H+ Anti-ageing Serum is made from natural active ingredients. It reduces deep wrinkles and makes fine lines disappear. The active ingredients from the Hylauronic acids boost and hydrate the skin, and the juice from Aloe Vera moistures the skin deep. In addition, it has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. It is an oil-free treatment with low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acids, which penetrate the skin’s deeper layers to deliver intense and long-lasting hydration. It is efficient with the M2 device that effectively removes old skin cells and opens the skin for deeper penetration.
The M2 device, together with the All-natural serums, improves the fine lines and wrinkles, takes away the age spots, and boosts collagen production. Actually, all the things that skin with more age and wisdom needs!
On this International Older Persons Day, let’s embrace the beauty and wisdom that comes with the different periods in our lives. And appreciate the knowledge and understanding that somebody with more experience than we have can share with us. And let’s not forget to share the knowledge that we have about this new digital world!