Anti-Aging Skincare in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s
With all of the articles and products out there touting this miracle anti-aging serum and that beauty habit, finding the best routine for your skincare can be a little bewildering. What works for a bright-eyed twenty-something isn’t necessarily the best bet for those who are aging gracefully. Below is a simple guide to help you understand basic skincare needs as you age.
Teens and 20s
Many of us start thinking about skincare as we begin to age, when we see lines and wrinkles where before there were none. But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; the best time to think about skincare is before any damage even occurs. The best prevention is daily sunscreen with UVA and UVB coverage. You can start with exfoliation procedures and procedures that stimulate collagen such as microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and light chemical peels. Pharmaceutical-grade skincare products added to your daily routine can help neutralize free radicals that would otherwise damage skin. Also, mineral makeup by glōminerals™ provides a natural sunblock to protect your skin.
Some of our patients start Botox® in their 20s as a preventative measure against wrinkles. Juvederm® can be used to enhance the fullness of your lips and fill in those “parenthesis” that show up around your mouth.
The 30s are the time when evidence from any lack of skincare earlier in your life begins to show up, so remember to continue incorporating sunscreen into your routine to prevent further damage. You can start dermal fillers such as Juvederm® to fill in any wrinkle or fold. Increasing your use of retinoids can help fight wrinkles and any loss of elasticity. Cell renewal also slows in yours 30s, dulling your complexion. Our microdermabrasion, dermaplaning or peel treatments can help renew your glow by removing the outer layers of skin to reveal a softer, more youthful appearance.
Hormones can wreak havoc on your skin in your 40s. One week you might cringe at the number of breakouts on your face, only to be met with dryness the next. Your complexion may be dull, and those fine lines and winkles aren’t so fine anymore. Step up your use of retinoids to stimulate collagen growth and cell turnover. You can also stimulate collagen and elastin growth with our Fraxel® re:store DUAL laser. Bonus: Fraxel® also gets rid of the sun and age spots that become more noticeable at this age.
Skin fillers can help ease the look of wrinkles; peels, microdermabrasion and dermaplaning can help restore that youthful glow. Continue using sunscreen to prolong these procedures and protect your investment.
It is also important to eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which can be found in foods like wild Alaskan salmon, avocado, and spinach. These “superfoods” help your body reduce inflammatory compounds.
The loss of collagen and even bone mass means deeper wrinkles and sagging skin. Less oil production also means that your skin is drier and more sensitive to seasonal and climate-based changes. Botox® and fillers can help reduce the appearance of lines and baggy skin. Continue the use of retinols, and make sure to add creams heavy with antioxidants to your daily regimen. Skin treatments such as facial peels and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy can reduce age spots, help your skin regenerate and even out skin tone.
For skin-tightening, Thermage® CPT uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen cell production, improving your skin’s strength and elasticity.