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Your Skin at Every Age

Your skin much like your body changes as it gets older. Read on to find out how to care for it, regardless of your age!

In your 20’s: Attention Attention! This is your skin’s prime and the way you care for it now will determine how it will look years from now. Your skin is supple and firm with great collagen support. It has not yet started to show signs of sun damage and your most common concern is occasional flare ups.

Dermis suggests: Use gentle products that do not strip your skin of its natural lipid barriers. Start on a good eye cream with SPF. Wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF 20. Use targeted treatment products for specific concerns like spot treating acne or fighting dehydration.

In your 30’s: Your metabolism is not what it used to be and your cellular turnover is starting to slow down making the skin look dull. Fine lines are starting to appear near the eyes and mouth. You may notice hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Some women may get blotchy redness and develop sensitivity.

Dermis suggests: Exfoliate! You will notice immediate improvement with a good exfoliation. Use a targeted night time treatment with Lactic Acid which increases cellular turnover and hydration. Products with stable Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Reservatrol all help the fight sun damage and help to even out skin tone.

In your 40’s: You will notice the skin becoming finer and thinner. It also looks dry as the sebaceous secretions have slowed and your skin will not reflect light as easily to hide signs of ageing. The skin appears less firm especially around the jawline and neck area. You are losing elasticity and collagen – the building blocks of firm skin.

Dermis suggests: Use a cleanser with exfoliating properties. It will keep your skin prepped and smooth. Look for moisturizers with antioxidants and peptides. Peptides have the ability to strengthen collagen and elastin. Use a night time treatment with Retinol – the gold standard in fine line and wrinkle reduction. Do not forget your SPF as Retinol makes your skin photo sensitive. Your skin care therapist can help change things up so that your skin does not plateau!

In your 50’s and beyond: Giving up on your skin? It is never too late to prevent loss of elasticity and tone. Your are likely to develop fine facial veins, deeper lines and skin maybe visibly dry. Hyperpigmentation is much more apparent. Menopause brings a host of issues like flushed appearance, large pores, uneven texture and even acne!

Dermis suggests: Regular professional treatments like peels, collagen treatments and face tightening treatments like Laser Genesis not only improve texture and treat redness they also stimulate your skin to build its own collagen. Combination of some of these therapies have dramatic results. Combining with products that contain phytoestogens reduce all signs of menopause on the skin.