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Preventing Skin Thinning for a Lifelong Glow

Published: (October, 2023)

Preventing Skin Thinning for a Lifelong Glow

1. Facing the Reality of Thinning Skin

We all observed an elderly individual with skin as delicate as papyrus, giving off a pale and translucent appearance. Each of us used to believe that thinning skin wouldn't affect us, but the reality is that this process can start as early as our twenties due to the diminishing collagen levels.

Skin thinning can vary from person to person, but here are some general age periods when it typically occurs:

Late 20s: Collagen levels start decreasing, and skin may begin to subtly thin.

30s to 40s: Thinning progresses, and fine lines and wrinkles become noticeable.

50s to 60s: Skin thinning becomes more apparent, and signs of fragility may emerge.

60s and Beyond: By this stage, skin is significantly thinner and fragile, with visible veins, tendons, and a translucent appearance.

As a person gets older, the skin gets progressively thinner. The factors are numerous. 

In short, thinning skin occurs as a result of tissue dehydration. Another reason is the body produces less collagen and elastin, leading to a loss of skin firmness and thickness. If you don't do something about it, the skin in your 60s and beyond will look fragile wrinkled and papyrus thin. 


Facial Cupping will do wonders to combat these processes. I'm in my mid-60s, and I've been regularly cupping my face for more than 10 years. I firmly believe that this practice is ideal for preventing skin thinning. But as with any health-inducing practice, the earlier you begin, the better.

Here is an email that I received recently:

Tonya, thanks for your insights. Regarding the sucking cups you offer…I have a skinny face and not much underlying fat, which I would rather like to increase. But I feel that using the methods requiring some sort of pulling on the skin from one position to another won’t be either pleasant or effective. Your face is nice and plump, Tonya, but what about those of us with little underlying tissue?

The email address looked familiar. Curious, I checked and, sure enough, the person has been receiving and opening my newsletters since 2013. Ten years! All this time I’ve been talking about daily cupping, exfoliating, and masquing. And all these years, I’ve been cupping my own face. And yes, initially it did feel unpleasant. But always effective. I’m now certain that, if I hadn’t been using these “methods requiring some sort of pulling the skin,” I would be fretting right now about my thinning skin.

No point beating around the bush. So what to do now?

If you’re one of those concerned the way my correspondent is, start gently—especially if your skin is thin. No, do not begin with cupping. Start with a daily masque. First, try our most gentle masque, Green Essence Kaolin Facial Masque. Important: Remove the masque with a soft towel.

In about 4 weeks, try a different masque. Keep the masque for 1 or 2 minutes only. After 8 weeks, start removing your masque with our Masque Removing Brush. Make sure you hold it under hot water before applying to the skin. Be extra gentle at first. Gradually redness should be gone in 5 minutes, max. Continuously monitor your skin's response and adapt your skincare regimen as needed.

In another 4 weeks, you can add our Strigil. Expect the redness to subside in 3 to 5 minutes. If it lingers longer, you’re doing too much too soon. Just back off a bit. Slow down. But keep moving forward—you are training your skin. 

If you're consistent, one day you will be able to apply our Strigil quite vigorously, as I'm doing in this recent video.

Both facial bone loss and thinning of facial skin are common aspects of the aging process. As people get older, the bones in their face gradually lose density and volume, leading to a reduction in facial support. ⁠

This video shows the absolute minimum I would do to prevent ⁠the development of wrinkles, fine lines, and a loss of facial fullness.

If you're seeking a miracle product for mature skin, I'm afraid I can't offer one. However, if you're ready to put in the effort for your skin, I'd like to direct you to a testimonial (on the right) that I've recently received. The woman, who is over 70, didn't dwell on concerns about her skin being too fragile for serious skincare. Instead, she took action and achieved results she's quite pleased with.

Prevention consistently triumphs over correction. Your today's skincare routine is a prevention of progressive skin aging tomorrow. Do yourself a favor and start now.