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Skin Care By Decade

 

Skin Care by Decade

Never have we had more decisions to make about how to take care of our skin nor number of products and approaches which to choose from. Cosmetics, lotions, serums,

treatments and procedures… natural, organic, plant-based, hypoallergenic, botanical…Dry brushing, sonic cleaners, morning applications vs. bedtime. As we see the “mature”

population exploding and life expectancy now well into our 80’s, Like other medical concerns, we do have a genetic predisposition related to how we age. Good practices however, can contribute

substantially to maintaining younger, fresher skin and these should be established early and practiced for a lifetime.

 

 

Here’s what’s happening by decade as your skin evolves and matures.

The 30’s – Add A Topical Antioxidant

Collagen and elastin production begin slowing, and hormones may be fluctuating with

pregnancy. Even some symptoms of peri-menopause can occur in the late 30’s. Skin

may begin to feel a bit drier and become splotchy. Hormone changes can also trigger

acne. Anti-oxidant products containing Vitamin C can improve skin quality and even

tone.

The 40’s – Boost Your Moisturizer

Many women say “my skin changed overnite” in their 40’s… Significant drying, dulling,

hollowing, and more visible wrinkles, capillaries, broken blood vessels, and age

spots—there are typically dramatic changes in the 40’s, especially when it comes to

loss of elasticity. Be generous with your moisturizer and consider a richer formulation

for your skin type.

 

The 50’s – Increase Cell Turnover By Exfoliating

Collagen levels really wane and skin begins to show laxity. Skin may become even

dryer, and brown spots may begin forming from sun exposure. Use a sonic cleaning

device several times per week or cleansing product that exfoliates and removes dull,

dead cells.

 

The 60’s – Boost Circulation By Staying Active

Skin loses tone, circulation decreases, lips thin and more wrinkles form around the lips.

Daily exercise increases blood flow to the skin and has multiple heath benefits including

the color and appearance of the skin.

 

Regardless of your age, the best habits can start now and include things that sound

simple but actually have a very large impact:

 

1) We have heard it over and over but number one, hands down, is sun protection –

using a sunscreen of at least every day, wearing a hat, choosing to stay in the

shade. We all love the so-called “healthy” glow of a tan, but today there are

terrific self-tanner products easily selected by reading product reviews and

recommendations.

 

2) Stop smoking. It is estimated that a 40-year- old lifetime smoker’s skin may look

similar to a 70-year- old non-smoker. Smokers will prematurely develop more

significant facial wrinkles and furrows, crows’ feet, vertical ear creases, smoker’s

lines around the lips, baggy eyelids and slack jawline as well as dry, coarse skin.

 

3) Drink water, drink more water, then drink some more. Establish the habit of

always sipping, including during the night.

 

4) Exfoliate your skin using a product suited for your skin type to remove dead cells,

refresh your skin surface and maintain a smoother appearance.

 

5) Don’t wear your makeup to bed, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and

remove eye makeup with a product that isn’t harsh on the delicate eye area.

 

6) Use cosmetics that are as free of additives as possible. There are a number of

product lines that are considered “green” that avoid any number of added

chemicals and fillers.

 

7) Use a moisturizer with sunscreen in the morning and moisturize again at night.

Even oilier skins need moisturizer and doing so can balance the skin and actually

reduce oil production.

 

8) Be disciplined to get consistent, adequate sleep. The older we get the more we

“wear” our sleep loss.

 

In addition to this important self-care for the skin, the good news is that science and

well- trained medical specialists offer a number of topical and procedural choices that

can improve tone, texture and overall appearance.

Over-the- counter choices for topical products continue to improve with serums,

moisturizers, peels and more that when carefully selected, offer good results and a

budget friendly option.

 

Professional medical grade skin care products have also come a very long way. While

these products are typically more expensive, they have higher concentrations than

many over the counter products, reach deeper levels of the skin and are backed by

clinical studies and testing. Regular facials can also improve skin appearance and

eliminate dullness and dryness.

 

The new generation of non-surgical youth-boosters—injectables, lasers, and

radiofrequency—address small age-related changes over time. They’re also safer,

easier, cheaper, and require much less downtime than solutions in the past. The

challenge is, that there are so many options out there—seemingly more every week—it

can be tough to know which will give you the best return for your investment. Do your

research and consult with a strongly recommended dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Following the recommended self-care for skin in combination with quality choices for

skincare products will bring out the best in your skin. Stay informed about new

innovations in skin care treatments and procedures that offer great results, less

recovery, and affordable options to keep you looking fresh and youthful.

Health Series: Why is Botox Top Secret?

This is a subject I talk about on a daily basis. Often we as women somehow think we are the only women who are “doing it” (Botox). Therefore, it must be kept on the very down low! Well guess what, it’s your neighbor, friends the women behind the counter at the mall and, yes, the school teachers and grandmas. Why do we feel it’s a secret? Why are women more opted to talk about there boob job than their Botox? It seems silly, but it’s true. Ultimately looking younger is something all 35 or older people think about. Even the 40 and under think about looking younger. Think about Botox as an advancement in the times. Often, I hear so many women referring to wanting to look younger  say, “I am not that kind of person.” What do you mean, “That kind of a person,” a person who works out, eats healthy, has a great haircut and a gorgeous outfit on. Guess what ladies? If you didn’t care about all of those things then maybe you WOULDN’T be that kind of a person. Reality check: you ARE THAT KIND OF PERSON. We are women who care about wanting to look a little fresher and younger and who want to be the best we can be. So, embrace the advancements in medicine. Look Like the Swanky Women or Mom  that you are….

Lora Kassaros, Certified Aesthetic Consultant, Licensed Cosmetologist, Dermatique Medical Spa, www.dermatiquelaserandskin.com. Dermatique is located at 407 S. Third St., Suite 240 in Geneva. To schedule a free consultation, call (630) 262-2515.

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