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.
To begin, we’re starting with a guide to skincare and cosmetic treatments for early aging skin. How you treat your skin throughout your 20’s and 30’s makes a significant difference in the long run, so implementing good practices early on is essential in combating the aging process. Here’s how to detect and deal with the early signs of aging and the top at-home regimen tips and non-invasive cosmetic treatments for your ever-evolving skin:
What to expect from skin during your 20’s and 30’s:
Unfortunately, acne is not only relegated to your teen years. Adult acne can begin to develop in your 20’s and 30’s, affecting people who suffered from acne as teenagers and those who never saw a pimple in their life. This is also the time to start thinking about anti-aging. If you’re not sure what to do, the most important aspect of anti-aging is prevention! It typically takes 8-10 years for sun damage to reach the surface of the skin. So, during these decades, you may begin to see the results of falling asleep on the beach one too many times when you were a a teenager, in the form of freckles, dark spots, and the beginnings of a few wrinkles. Fine lines can start to develop around the corners of your mouth, forehead and crow’s feet. This is why many women begin to get serious about anti-aging skincare regimens and cosmetic treatments, and start considering Botox and Dysport to prevent the formation of deep lines.
The Top Skincare Do’s for Your 20’s and 30’s:
2. Products high in antioxidants will nourish the skin and, when used with consistent with daily sunscreen of at least SPF 30, will prevent further sun damage.
3. To combat adult acne, I recommend SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense, $86, a salicylic acne treatment for aging skin that not only prevents breakouts, but also evens your skin tone and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For more persistent acne, a prescribed medication like Accutane may be more suitable.
4. Gentle laser treatments, like Clear + Brilliant, are great for young skin. These lasers address pigmentation and increasing skin porosity, so you get the most from your products.
Check out for the next installments in our Cosmetic Treatments At Every Age series, which covers your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. We cover what to expect from skin and how to begin addressing aging with a more aggressive approach.
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