Skincare Needs Differ by Age
Skin is constantly changing as you age, and from one decade to the next, new skin issues and conditions are encountered. Thanks to today’s technology and knowledge concerning aging, there are now solutions to treat all types of skin conditions, and we don’t have to leave glowing healthy skin behind as we age. Knowing which skin care solutions are appropriate for you can help keep your complexion radiant and in healthy condition throughout your life.
Also Consider Environmental Factors
The difference between skin in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s is greatly affected by the environment. For example people who live in humid environments tend to retain more suppleness of the skin compared to those in dry environments, and people living in dry, cold conditions tend to develop fine lines and wrinkles at a faster rate. What is most evident is that the skin’s moisture levels decrease once we reach our 20s, therefore, it is crucial that skin care begins from the 20s onwards.
20s: Sun Protection and Acne
Sunscreen is essential to protect the skin at all times throughout life, however, from the 20s onwards it is a daily necessity. Wearing a good SPF moisturizer daily helps to protect the skin as well as prevent early signs of aging. The 20s is also when people encounter problems with unwanted skin oiliness as well as remnants of acne from the teenage years. Treat acne with products containing salicylic acid or retinols. An effective yet gentle line of products for treating acne and shine-prone skin are Dermalogica mediBac clearing which clears skin fast without stripping the skin and compromising the skin’s natural barrier.
30s: Hydration and Cell Renewal
In addition to decreased skin moisture levels, cell renewal rate also slows down as you reach your 30s. Exfoliation is the key in order to counteract slow cell turnover rate. Use a good exfoliator such as Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant regularly in order to combat skin dullness by removing dead skin cells and revealing glowing skin. In the mid 30s, signs of aging start to appear in the form of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation. To help skin in its 30s maintain its health, a more potent moisturizer with higher SPF should be used, as well as a nourishing cream at night to replenish the skin while you sleep.
40s: Fine Lines and Dark Circles
The 40s is when the skin really begins to show signs of aging including more obvious lines and wrinkles, loss of skin firmness, and age spots. Therefore, skincare at this stage should focus upon treating and repairing the signs of aging. More heavy duty products should be used, such as the Dermalogica AGE Smart regimen, which contain powerful antioxidants to prevent further free radical damage, as well as ingredients that work to strengthen skin’s structure and retain skin firmness. To help the eye area look its best, Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex reverses signs of aging in the delicate eye area, effectively reducing wrinkles and crow’s feet, puffiness and dark circles. Daily sunscreen protection is vital at this stage, as it is found that women are more prone to skin cancer from their 40s and on.
50s and After: Collagen Reproduction
In the 50s and after, cell turnover rate significantly slows down, hence it is important to keep up a good exfoliation routine to keep skin from looking dull and helping the skin remain vibrant. Use a revitalizing, nutrient-rich mask such as Dermalogica AGE Smart MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque weekly to help recover dull and mature skin. With the onset of menopause, skin becomes even dryer, and more collagen and elastin is lost from the skin, therefore richer and more emollient moisturizers that stimulate collagen production such as Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum can help rejuvenate aging skin.
Other Considerations: Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle
In addition to skin care products that help skin stay in top condition at any age, it is always important to drink adequate amounts of water to keep the body and skin well hydrated, eat healthily with a balanced diet, sleep well and exercise regularly to help maintain healthy, beautiful skin whatever your age.