Your skin is still vulnerable to breakouts and occasional acne problems, but it’s usually in very good condition. It appears radiant, well toned and youthful. Now is the time to think about the future. Developing an effective skin care regiment now will help ensure your skin maintains that healthy glow for many years to come.
Strategy for your 20s
Start by setting good skin-care habits at home.
- Use a good clinical-based skin care regiment daily. Many over-the-counter products can be harsh and actually overly drying.
- Don’t fall asleep in your make-up (and use a wash cloth when washing).
- Hydrate well, and remember to use something to exfoliate your skin a few times a week. Top it off with sunblock.
Home care should take care of about 80% of your needs. Supplement your home skin care with professional care as needed. Professional care at this age includes peels, facials and microdermabrasions as needed to keep skin looking bright and pores clean.
And remember, you are what you eat. Eight glasses of water are recommended daily. More if you drink coffee or alcoholic beverages. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important to beautiful-looking skin.
And always feel free to come in and let us assess your skin and make recommendations for your specific skin type. You also may browse skin care in our e-store. Check it out.
In your 30s you’ll probably start noticing some fine lines around the eyes and mouth; pore size may be increasing and perhaps those little angry lines between your eyes start to appear. Collagen production is starting to decline.
There are also lots of us having babies in our 30s. Hormones change as a result, and melasma (or brown patches) can be quite common. Sometimes it is just plain sun damage.
Strategy for Your 30s
In your 20s, you’re working on prevention by 1) forming good skin care habits, 2) using a good clinical skin care line and 3) supplementing with facials, peel and microdermabrasions as needed. The strategy for your 30s is too keep that up. But as you’re starting to notice these newly forming lines and larger pores, you will want to consider the following:
Use a clinical skin care line daily (like in your 20s).
Add a retinol to your skin care line to help with the fine lines.
Facials, microdermabrasions and peels may be needed more frequently. Non-invasive laser treatments like the laser genesis or Photofacials are a necessity to remove sun damage and stimulate collagen to grow on its own again. For those with Melasma, a VI Peel™ is perfect for lifting those dark patches, Consider BOTOX® to easily and quickly erase the angry lines between your eyes and the fine lines around your eyes.