As your body continues to age and change throughout the years, it’s important that you continue to make lifestyle changes as needed to maintain both your physical health and appearance. Staying proactive with skin care management will help you maintain a youthful appearance and glowing, supple skin for years to come, whereas neglecting your skin can lead to premature wrinkling and loose, saggy skin later on.
Thankfully, modern medicine and medical technologies have made it possible for us to undergo cosmetic surgery procedures and medical spa treatments that can help rejuvenate and revitalize our appearances. Any skin care mistakes you may have made in previous years can often be corrected through facial rejuvenation, body contouring, Botox, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation, and countless other skin care treatments.
Here’s a basic guide to skin care management throughout the decades so you can start being more proactive, and less reactive in regards to skin care.
Your teens and 20s
Your skin may look great throughout your teens and twenties, but this is the ideal time to be proactive with protecting your skin from the sun. You may not be showing signs of wrinkles or sun damage yet, but these signs of aging will show up later in life, even if you begin spending less time in the sun as you age. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and apply it to your skin every day if you plan on spending time outdoors. Also, start using makeup and skin care products that contain sunscreen, such as those in the Colorescience Sunforgettable product line, and SPF skin care products by elta MD. Wearing products with sunscreen will help reduce your risk for skin cancer, and help prevent discoloration and wrinkles.
Start treating yourself to a variety of different medical spa treatments as soon as you turn 30 to help ward off early signs of aging. Most people will begin to develop fine lines and wrinkles at some point in their thirties. Make appointments for chemical peels, microdermabrasion, medical facials, photorejuvenation light treatments, and other skin care treatments as recommended by your aesthetician. You should also start using skin care products that contain retinol and other skin-firming properties, such as serums and moisturizers from iS Clinical, and retinol creams by Avène.
Throughout your forties, you may start to see signs of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging tissue in your face and neck regions, as well as uneven skin tone and discoloration. While you should continue using creams and serums that contain antioxidants and vitamins, you can also supplement your at-home skin care routine with Botox or other dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Radiesse.
Your 50s and beyond
At some point in your fifties, you may notice that gravity and the natural aging process start to take a toll on your physical appearance. Continue using anti-aging skin care products that make your eyes look more youthful, such as A.G.E. Eye Complex by Skinceuticals, or ELASTIderm eye treatment cream by Obagi. You should also schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon to talk about your options for cosmetic surgery procedures that can enhance your physical appearance and help reverse the aging process, such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, laser skin resurfacing, and our specialty in-house procedure known as a Monarch mini facelift. Your surgeon and aesthetician will recommend the best approach for you based on your physical appearance and needs.
Do you want to learn more about how skin rejuvenation products and services can help you achieve a more youthful appearance? For more information, call Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center today at (913) 317-9386 or schedule a skincare consultation using our website.