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Anti-Aging Skincare Guide for Every Age

With age brings wisdom, confidence, experience…and changing, maturing skin. To maintain a healthy, vibrant, timeless complexion, it’s important to know what to expect at every age, and how you can improve the skin’s appearance no matter what the change.

In your Teens

As if being a teenager wasn’t hard enough, adolescent skin generally produces more sebum or oil than more mature skin due to hormone changes. Although the skin is usually well hydrated at this age, excessive oil can contribute to acne.

What we can do:

Invigorating and refreshing, regular Oxygen facials can promote a clear, healthy, and glowing complexion by helping to unclog blocked pores, reduce oil and diminish the appearance of pores and clear acne.

In your 20s

At this age, your goal is to preserve and protect. As we age, our skin begins to hold less moisture. Your skin may be starting to transition from-acne prone to more dry or you still may be battling with lingering acne from your teen years – its typical to deal with an unpredictable complexion at this age. Very fine lines may be starting to creep up.

What we can do:

Start a monthly facial routine that hydrates skin without clogging pores (which can send your skin careening to the opposite end of the moisture spectrum). An Oxygen facial can help you balance the fine line between dry, flaky skin and oily, clogged pores. Gentle microdermabrasion treatments may help address pigmentation and increasing skin porosity, so you get the most from your products.

In your 30s

Most women begin to notice fine lines across their foreheads, wrinkles between their eyes and the start of crow’s feet in their 30s, because of declining collagen and elastin. Skin regeneration also slows dramatically, leading to a dull, uneven skin tone.

What we can do:

Start getting Botox, Dysport or Xeomin to control fine lines and prevent deeper furrows. Prevention now will reduce more aggressive treatments later. Muscles move and form folds in the skin. After time, imprinted lines form from the collagen breaking down in that fold. Botox stops this process by preventing the muscles from moving and creating the fold to begin with. Exfoliation is key in your 30s because skin only exfoliates naturally every 35 days as opposed to every 14 in your 20s. Get monthly facials to improve texture and with antioxidants to protect and brighten. Chemical peels or microdermabrasion once a month can do the trick.

In your 40s:

The biggest problem for those in their 40s is pigmentation issues which cause your skin to look uneven. Dark spots from sun damage, broken capillaries, and occasional acne discolorations suddenly appear in the mirror. Additionally, your skin begins to lose volume in your forties, and some wrinkles and lines can appear to progress and deepen. The skin no longer “snaps back” as it once did.

What we can do:

Injectables basically boil down to two types. Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) were recommended in your 30s to help prevent deeper wrinkles. Now that you are in your 40s, you may need the second type – Dermal Fillers. Restlyne, Radiesse, and Belotero are examples of dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin from within. These fillers will do wonders to help with deeper folds and wrinkles but are also amazing at helping to add volume where age has broken down collagen production causing sagging. Often, these treatments work best when two or more are combined.

In your 50s:

What to expect:

Menopause can wreak havoc on a woman’s skin. In your 50s, hormonal changes can lead to extreme dryness. Loss of tone and sagging are also more noticeable now.

What we can do:

Just like coloring your hair, Botox, Dysport or Xeomin should be a staple for women who want to age gracefully. Restlyne, Radiesse, and Belotero can also continue to help take years off your appearance as they work to plump up what age is trying to drag down. Lines around the mouth and chin can be smoothed away with the correct product as well. Injectibles will have the most impact when combined with monthly visits for proper exfoliation to remove the drier outer layers of skin. For those not ready to consider plastic surgery, the PRP facial is effective procedure to rejuvenate, without the recovery time and results are long lasting.

Every Age

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so it gets a lot of abuse. If you want it to look good for you, there are a few habits that will be a mainstay of good skin care throughout your life – no matter what your age.

1. Exercise, eat well, and sleep

Healthy habits keep your blood flowing, and everything else running smoothly – which manifests itself in the clearest complexion possible.

2. Wear sunscreen like its your job

There is no single better anti-aging product available than a good sunscreen as sun is truly your number one enemy. There is nothing better you can do to prevent wrinkles, brown spots, signs of aging and cancer.

3. Invest in your skin care

It’s worth dropping a few dollars if it means caring for your largest organ and preventing wrinkles in the long run. Get a free Skin Consultation to determine which products will work best for your skin. Otherwise, finding the right products is more of a trial and error process and usually results in spending more money than if you had purchased the right products from the beginning. Plus, the wrong product can actually make your issues worse.

Form Your Own Skin Team

You can have great skin at any age! We are here to provide expertise and regular intervention tailored to you. Join us for a Free Skin Analysis at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa.

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