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The Right Skin Care for Every Age

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The Right Skin Care for Every Age

People often ask me how I manage to take care of my skin with two young children.

I’ll be honest with you, it can be challenging some days—and especially some nights—but it’s a lot easier once you find the products that work for you and stick to a routine. I’ve been diligent about this since my 20s, so I thought I’d share some tips on how you can take care of your skin, no matter your age.

If you’re in your 20s…

Lucky you. Now’s the time to really focus on preventive care – don’t leave the house without applying your SPF! We love broad spectrum SPFs with hyaluronic acid like 100% Mineral Tinted SPF. Use a serum that’s rich in antioxidants, which prevent damage by limiting the production of free radicals. Try Skin Pharm Glow Factor. If you’re still dealing with breakouts, use an acne treatment like Skin Pharm’s Clarifying Pads.

It’s not too early to start using Botox as part of your preventive skin care routine, as Botox combats wrinkles caused by muscle movements. While you probably don’t need filler for deep lines or wrinkles, filler is great for enhancing your lips if you want to plump them up a bit. Schedule regular chemical peels every 1-3 months to keep your skin bright and smooth.

If you’re in your 30s…

Add on to the routine above by integrating a retinol product in the evening to help increase skin cell turnover rate. We’re big fans of our Night Watch because it boosts collagen production while balancing oil production and reducing fine lines and pore size. Be sure to add retinols in gradually as they can initially cause some irritation as your skin adjusts – start with once a week, and work your way up to every other day as your skin tolerates it (and be sure to keep that SPF on – your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight).  Also add an eye cream – try Youth Eye Complex – to protect and prevent wrinkles on the delicate skin around the eye area.

Keep up the regular Botox appointments – every three to six months – to combat wrinkles and fine lines, and consider filler for exaggerated lines that may have formed around the mouth – aka “smile lines.” In order to aggressively fight signs of aging and improve overall skin appearance, consider adding collagen-boosting treatments every few months, such as laser therapy or microneedling.

If you’re in your 40s…

Enhance your previous routine by adding peptides and growth factor serums, which help with further fine-line correction. We swear by Skin Pharm Youth Serum. Continue Botox treatments, adding the lower face area (especially around the mouth) to manipulate those aforementioned smile lines that can turn downward as we age. Filler is great for those increasingly exaggerated lines forming, and for the hollowing areas under your eyes or around your temples. Schedule a resurfacing peel every 1-3 months to treat pigment, lines and wrinkles.

If you’re in your 50s…

Adding on to the above, you may need to increase filler treatments for exaggerated lines and hollowing areas, and also for regaining structure — especially in the apples of your cheeks — and to provide an overall lift to the lower face. For a more intensive non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment, try a fractional resurfacing treatment such as a C02 laser, which can soften wrinkles, tighten skin and improve overall texture.

 

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