Skin Care Strategies for Every Age
- Posted on: May 16 2016
Good skin care is obviously important as you get older, but it’s just as vital for those in their 20s as it is for those in their 50s, 60s or 70s. Many skin care tips you may have heard such as limiting exposure to the sun and keeping your skin moisturized will apply to any age, but there are some age-specific skin care strategies that should be observed. Whatever your age, smoking is the worst thing you can do for your skin.
Skin Care in Your 20s
Twentysomething skin is generally pretty healthy, but it’s never too early to start a proper skin care regimen. Keeping your skin moisturized, drinking plenty of water and avoiding tanning beds will give you a good foundation that will last for the next several years of your life. A Retinol or eye cream can help reduce the fine lines and wrinkles you may start to see in your late 20s, and a facial cleanser will help control any acne you may still have.
Skin Care in Your 30s
Proper skin care is arguably more important in your 30s than it is during your 20s. Make sure you stick to the Retinol, eye creams and moisturizers you started to use in your late 20s, and make sure you wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher whenever you go outdoors. Skin care during this decade is about preventative maintenance; caring for your skin now means making fewer corrections in the future.
Skin Care in your 40s
By now, you’re probably noticing more fine lines and wrinkles as well as some age spots. Most of these can be covered up with a tinted moisturizer, preferably one that provides SPF protection. The rule of using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 still applies here, but depending on your skin’s condition you may want to opt for something stronger at this age. If you need something stronger to brighten your complexion or even it out, you can always go with Intense Pulsed Light treatments or chemical peels, both of which will even your skin tone.
Your 50s and Beyond
Once you reach your 50s, you will start to notice deeper wrinkles and sagging skin. This is normal as you get older, and it is difficult to treat. Most treatments that are available will involve surgical correction, but the same skin care tips discussed above will still prove useful. If you want to correct sagging and wrinkled skin without undergoing an invasive cosmetic procedure, there are options such as Botox and dermal filler treatments that will lift and tighten sagging skin.
Whatever your age, proper skin care can help you feel better, look better, and avoid problems associated with aging and sun. Come in for a free consultation and see if we can help with some of those brown spots or coloring!
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