Find out what your skin is going through during each decade and what you need to do to combat it. Simple tips that anyone can do!
Skin is still light and luminous, but small lines may be forming around your eyes and forehead. The best thing you can do for your skin is to use a light moisturizer, begin exfoliating weekly and use a broad spectrum sunscreen daily! If you want to go a more aggressive route, you could use injectables to soften lines or non-ablative lasers treatments to give skin additional glow. It is also a good time to consider monthly microdermabrasion treatments for further exfoliation!
This is when those days of laying out in the sun for hours covered in baby oil and iodine really catches up to us! Sun damage, brown spots, large pores and freckles rear their ugly faces during this decade. Use an alpha-hydroxy product to bring back the glow and gently exfoliate the skin. Speaking of exfoliate – you really should be doing this AT LEAST twice weekly if not daily. A gentle enzyme one is best. Don’t use an abrasive one as it can cause damage to delicate facial skin. Use a peptide product to pump up the collagen action and tighten skin, and don’t forget your eyes! An eye cream is essential in keeping crows feet at bay. There are several aesthetic procedures you could consider now. Chemical peels are a great way to rejuvenate tired skin and generally have very little downtime. IPL is another treatment that will help even out your skin tone and texture. Dermal fillers are also popular and they last several months. You may continue microdermabrasion treatments, but up the frequency to once weekly.
This decade probably has the most dramatic changes. Muscle, fat, collagen, and bone tissue begin to shrink making wrinkles more prominent. You may also notice age spots develop not just on your face, but all over your body. You really need to up your anti-aging game at this point and a skin brightener is a great addition to the line up! Continue using an alpha-hydroxy product and make sure you use a product with anti-aging peptides. Antioxidants are very important as well as they help combat previous sun damage as well as prevent future damage. Treatments you should consider include: lasers to help with dark spots and enlarged pores, skin tightening treatments such as Thermage and possibly minor plastic surgery. Fat transfer combined with fillers can give a very youthful yet natural appearance.
Your 60′s and beyond
Ah, the golden years. The cellular turnover rate has nearly come to a halt causing a dull appearance. Daily exfoliation is a must! Broken vessels as well as age spots may appear on the face and hands. Elastic and collagen continue to break down causing skin laxity and sagging. Skin cells tend to not stay plump with moisture as they once did, so it is up to you to keep those cells “full”. Hyaluronic Acid attracts 1,000 times its weight in water so find a product with this as a main ingredient. Obviously it is important to continue to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen and peptides regularly. Treatments in this decade and beyond are almost countless. This is a good time to visit a reputable plastic surgeon for a treatment plan. You may be surprised that they actually do more than surgery and tend to have very highly trained aesthetic staff members. So don’t be intimidated thinking you will walk out with a full face lift!
Hopefully this will help you take control of your skin no matter what age you are!