Is Your Skincare Right for Your Age?

When it comes to skin care, most of us fall into one of two camps. There are those of us who never change our routine, using the same ill-suited face wash and moisturizer from our high school days. Then there’s the other group, who embrace treatments like Botox and acid peels before there’s a wrinkle in sight.

As we age, our skin changes. What worked in our 20s won’t do us any favors in our 30s — or 40s. If the goal is to maintain a youthful, dewy glow well into our golden years, and look just as radiant every decade in between, we need to tailor our skin care regimen to the number of candles on our birthday cake. We got the lowdown from the country’s top skin care experts on the products we should be using in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. Here, how to put your best face forward at every age.

Follow their advice for your best possible complexion at every age.


In Your 20’s:

– It is NEVER too early to begin sunscreening your face, neck, chest and hands every morning. Start in your teens or 20s if you can. That 30 seconds you invest as soon as in the morning will conserve your skin years of aging.

– Develop (and stick to) a solid fundamental skin care routine– a great antioxidant under your sunscreen in the morning followed by an excellent moisturizer. In the evening, utilize a vitamin A cream like retinol (non-prescription) or Renova/tretinoin (prescription).

– Don’t “fix” issues you do not have. If you are 25, and have no frown lines, beginning Botox/Dysport simply loses your money and time. Start just when you see problems developing; and who knows, you might get fortunate and never require.

In Your 30’s:

– By their mid-30’s, a lot of women and guys are beginning to reveal indications of frown lines, crow’s feet, or upper lip lines. This is normally a great time to begin preventive treatments with small dosages of Botox/Dysport 2-3 times a year– however only if you in fact have these issues.

– Nearly everybody can gain from photorejuvenation/IPL starting in their 30’s. There is a huge difference in the power and results with different IPLs so please see the info on on this laser cousin. It cleans up small brown spots, dilated capillary, and generates a little collagen which enhances skin texture.

Over 40:

– Fillers can help with early signs of volume loss (sagging), which impacts most women/men by the age of 40-50. Starting with a syringe or 2 of hyaluronic acid filler 1-2 twice a year retards the sagging. Everybody is really specific on this, so consult your physician for an individualized – strategy for correction of existing drooping then maintenance.

– Laser treatments require to be customized at this age. You may be somebody who can take advantage of skin tightening up like Thermage/Ultherapy, and so on or you might need more intense laser skin enhancement like the Fraxel Dual or fractionated co2 laser– it truly differs by the specific, so you will need a speak with.

– Over 60? Your skin can still be noticeably and safely improved with these technologies, it simply takes a little bit more time, more treatments and more expenditure.

And, some great suggestions for all ages:

– Don’t believe whatever you speak with marketers or good friends. Do your own web research (on trusted websites) and talk to your medical professional, but also consider your own skin and its responses. We are all different, so what works for others may not work for you.

– Do not begin more than one new skincare product at a time.

– Remember, often it takes 1-3 months to see an useful impact of a new skincare product.