In Your 20’s:
Sun exposure can lay the ground work for future pigment and skin cancers. In your 20’s, your main priority is to maintain good skin care while you protect your skin and help it to repair on a daily basis. This is a good time to initiate a simple skin care routine starting with a good cleanser matched to your skin type. Follow this with an antioxidant such as a topical Vitamin C or the 7 antioxidants in SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum to prevent photo-damage and finish off with a broad spectrum sunscreen in your moisturizer.
In Your 30’s:
This is when your skin’s Collagen and Elastin start to decline, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin takes twice as long to regenerate and cellular turnover decreases leading to a more dull and uneven complexion. The main priority in your 30’s is to help stimulate the production of Collagen and Elastin and promote the natural exfoliation of our skin for an even and glowing complexion. You can do this with gently chemically exfoliating cleansers, topical Retinoids or Retinols and add a product to stimulate collagen production such as TNS Essential Serum. Of course, continue with sunscreen and Vitamin C. This is also a great time to utilize chemical peels to kick start and maintain cellular turnover.
In Your 40’s:
Skin begins to thin, it has less elasticity and it becomes noticeably dryer. We start seeing the past effects of sun exposure as sun spots, telangectasias and crepiness develop on sun exposed areas. In your 40’s the priority is to again help stimulate the production of Collagen and Elastin to increase firmness and elasticity, as well as hydrate your skin while evening tone and texture. We may need to use more gentle cleansers, address pigment formation with fading creams and Kojic Acid and add a night cream to repair the skin. Consider targeting specific concerns of the aging face with Botox, fillers, Thermage and Fraxel Dual. Again, continue with sunscreen and retinoids, and antioxidants such as TNS Essential Serum or topical Vitamin C.
In Your 50’s:
In your 50’s, hormonal changes send our skin into overdrive. Skin gets drier and thinner, wrinkles gain definition and our skin’s immunity drastically decreases. The priority in our 50’s is to stimulate Collagen and Elastin, provide the moisture you need, and restore the skin’s natural immunity. Continue with the foundation you have laid in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s: gentle chemical exfoliation, topical Vitamin C and/or TNS Essential Serum, a moisturizing sunscreen during the day and a repair cream at night. As your face ages, your concerns may change. Learn what your options are in reversing the hands of time to a more youthful and natural look.