The Perfect Skincare Regime for Every Age
The first sight of a wrinkle can be alarming to anyone no matter your age. As we get older our skin changes and we must adapt our skin care products to our skins needs. Your skin gets drier, thinner, and more sensitive over time. What worked in your 20s won’t work for you in your 30s or 40s. After all it is a whole a decade or two later.
At this age the goal is to preserve and protect. In your 20s there might be lingering acne from the tender teenage years. Many of the skin issues you see come from carefree living (and neglect.) These can occur from being exposed to smoke, partying on the weekends, not washing your makeup off, drinking too much, pulling all-nighters to cram for exams and soaking up all that beautiful sunshine without any sunscreen. Living young, wild and free comes at a cost! Fine lines can start to creep up in the second half of your 20s. So the best way to protect your skin from sun damage, discoloration and dark marks? Sunscreen! Adding a daily SPF moisturizer to your morning routine will help prevent fine lines and wrinkles, dark marks and discoloration. It's not a miracle worker though, so make sure you're still doing the best you can for your health, like drinking water, exercising, and refraining from smoking!
Discoloration caused by sun damage and fine lines are likely two of the biggest skin challenges in your 30s. Fine lines and wrinkles start to appear, brown spots start to show and skin tone may become more uneven. You need to start exfoliating regularly, the natural skin renewal time at this age is every 35 days. It is also a good time to add retinol into your routine and use a gentle cleanser to offset any irritation from the anti-aging products you may be using. Two products to try? The HydraFirm Serum and Even Tone Night Treatment! The HydraFirm is powered with Hyaluronic Acid which helps boost collagen production, lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Even Tone Night Treatment contains retinol so not only will it help with cell turnover but will help fade dark marks and hyperpigmentation.
Wrinkles and age spots have already set in. Your smile lines, the expression lines between your brows and around your eyes are likely visible. The neck and décolleté area might start to look saggy as well. Your estrogen level is tapering off so your skin will become dryer. Since hormonal changes can increase dry skin, you will need to add lots of extra moisture and collagen-building ingredients like peptides. Products with peptides help manage wrinkles on your skin and reverse the signs of aging, they also even pigment and increase collagen. You can combat signs of aging at this stage by adding glycolic acid too, it speeds up cell turnover so that skin stays smooth.
Loss of tone, sagging skin and hollow eyes are noticeable signs of aging in your 50s. Moisture is going to be your best friend. It is now time to start talking to your dermatologists or a licensed aesthetician at a Medical Spa about laser treatment and other non-invasive or invasive skin rejuvenation options. Creams and serums can only do so much. In addition to treatments continue the use of powerful products that contain peptides, amino acids, alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids. Nothing can totally stop the hands of time, but there are things out there that will help keep you looking and feeling your best! Be sure to continue taking care of your health, and remember, your glow comes from the inside out!
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