How to avoid of aging skin and taking care at any age (age 20-25, age 25-35, age 35-45, age 45 ++):
- Wear Sunscreen “Religiously, like it’s your job”
It’s the first way to prevent wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of aging and cancer.
- Invest in your skin care
It’s worth dropping a few dollars on nicer, more “elegant”products if it means caring for your largest organ and preventing wrinkles in the long run. A saving tip? Spend more money on your moisturizer than your cleanser since the latter will literally go down the drain.
- Exercise, eat well, and sleep
Healthy habits like these keep your blood flowing, and everything else running smoothly-which manifests itself in the clearest complexion possible.
- Remember genetics!
Unfortunately, you can’t control anything. Dermatologist say it would guess genetics play a 50/50 role in aging. Just take the measures you can, and embrace everything else.
The Age Timeline
- Age 20 – 25 / Focus : Hydration
• Drink a lot of water (as we age, our skins begin to hold less moisture)
• Use moisturizer (it helps directly hydrate the skin and hold in moisture)
• Choose a gentle cleanser (choose the ingredients to avoid stripping the skin of the oils it needs to stay balanced and moist)
• Begin to moderate acne products (skin is starting to transition from acne-prone to more dry, and acid-based, blemish-fighting products cab be drying)
- Age 25 – 35 / Focus : Prevention
• Begin using products with Retinol (retinol and retin-A are derived from the vitamin A complex, and are great tools for acne-fighting and anti-aging)
• Get gentle peels as regularly as possible (they moisturise, rejuvenate, and leave skin more susceptible to absorbing medicine and nutrients)
• Focus on anti-Inflammatories (when picking moisturizers and toners, look for ingredients like Vit. A, Vit. C, and other brightening ingredients to minimize pores & redness, and balance your skin tone)
• Consider botox (should you optional for the treatment, this is the best time. It relaxes the muscles that form wrinkles before they’ve even had a chance to form, acting as preventative measure rather than a belated fix)
• Form your own skin team (specifically, a great dermatologist and aesthetician. As you age, you’ll have professional who know you and your skin)
• Continue to moisturize (as you get older, choose “thicker”moisturizer that is, cream-based products over lotion-based and higher concentration of skin-protecting ingredients)
- Age 35 – 45 / Focus : Action
• Amp up your moisturizer again (look for an even higher concentration of Vit. A and C. start to fight any pigmentation)
• Consider Filler (if so inclined, like Botox, it’s best to try this earlier than later – especially since filler work by absorbing water)
• Consider gentle Lasers (now is the time to tackle those fine lines that weren’t there before, but wait a few years to really try out the big guns. Talk to your Dermatologist/Aesthetician about the gentle laser options available)
• Consider Threadlift (it can restore youthful appearance, uplift your sagging skin without any side effects. And it is absolutely safe)
- Age 45 and on / Focus : Maintenance
• Keep your old skin regime going (remember to add to your routine as you age, not replace. And continue to look for products with more nutrients and anti-aging ingredients)
• Consider more intense Lasers (fractional laser target deeper wrinkles)
• Use Botox, Filler, and Threadlift with moderation (going to heavy on these treatments with results in that tell-tale, unnatural look now that wrinkles have already formed)