People in their 30s and beyond can usually expect to see a few fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and grey hair develop on their bodies as part of the natural aging process. But when these signs of aging start popping up in our 20s, we can feel alarmed and frustrated that our youth seems to be dissipating earlier than it should.
While it’s true that a healthy lifestyle can help prolong these signs of aging, our society as a whole tends to be reactive, instead of proactive. People seek medical treatments after becoming ill, instead of exercising and practicing good nutrition to ward off illness. People take steps to start retirement funds and cut back on spending only after financial problems have reared their heads. The same often applies to beauty — people start taking better care of their skin and bodies only after signs of aging have started to occur.
However, if you’re in your teens and 20s, you can educate yourself on good skincare habits and learn about products that can help prevent and prolong the aging process. As a result, you can benefit from healthy, vibrant, young-looking skin throughout your 20s, 30s, and beyond.
How to get started with your skincare regimen
Protect your skin from the sun at all times by wearing hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen products. Some beauty brands even offer makeup and powders with SPF protection, such as the Sunforgettable line by Colorescience. Other beauty products that help protect your skin are formulas that contain retinol or vitamin A, and antioxidants that help keep skin supple and smooth.
If you’re not sure about which skin care products are best for you, your next step is to schedule a consultation with a licensed aesthetician who can suggest a treatment plan customized for you and your skin.
Recognize the signs of aging skin
Lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking, lack of sleep, stress, and excess sun exposure can cause premature aging as early as your 20s. If these factors are present in your life, take steps immediately to rectify them. Stop smoking, cut back on alcohol intake, go to bed earlier, and learn how to safely and effectively manage stress. These steps can go a long way toward preventing the early aging process.
From a skin care standpoint, start using products packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help repair your skin. iS Clinical offers a line of potent serums that help reverse the aging process, as does Neocutis, which offers products that treat fine lines and wrinkles. When fine lines and wrinkles persist, Botox injections and dermal fillers can help restore youth by smoothing these lines and plumping the face.
Consulting with a licensed aesthetician is an ideal way to learn tips and tricks for managing your skin throughout your life and prolonging the aging process. Better yet, visit a skin rejuvenation center to learn more about cosmetic in-office procedures and treatments that can help improve your skin and make you feel better about your appearance.
Are skin problems affecting your confidence and the way you feel about your appearance? Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center has access to the most current technologies and products to help you achieve your desire to look your absolute best. Request a consultation to learn more about our services, and visit Monarch Skin Store to browse products that will help you look and feel more beautiful.