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November 13, 2020
The skin, which is your biggest organ undergoes various important changes at each stage of your life.
With each passing year, your skin may look and feel different. Various skin concerns such as acne, dryness, dehydration, wrinkles, and age spots appear. As such, following a skincare routine using the right skincare products according to your skin’s needs can be tricky and confusing.
Let’s take a look at the different stages in your life that have the most impact on your skin. These different stages are often marked by certain skin characteristics. Read below to learn how to properly care for your skin at the various stages of life.
Puberty is a period in which a person undergoes physical and sexual maturation. During this time, the pituitary gland also starts to release testosterone and estrogen hormones.
Testosterone causes skin changes that occur during puberty. It accelerates sebum production and underarm sweating. It also stimulates the growth of body hair. For females, hormonal changes that happen during the menstrual cycle cause skin changes including flare-ups of pre-existing skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
The skin problems that are most commonly experienced by adolescents are acne, eczema, dandruff, athlete’s foot, cold sores, and excessive sweating. Acne usually disappears as one enters into adulthood, but for some women, acne continues until late adulthood.
Adolescents are typically physically active, engaging in various outdoor activities which makes sunburn another skin concern for individuals in this age group.
Three basic skincare habits should start in the adolescent years. These habits have a tremendous impact on one’s skin later in life.
First, consuming a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables that are rich in nutrients and antioxidants will help combat environmental damage and support your overall well being.
Second, faithfully following a simple morning and evening skincare routine involving cleansing, toning, nourishing, and moisturizing using mild skincare products will help keep the skin in optimal condition.
Lastly, applying sunscreen regularly regardless of the weather will help prevent sun damage. This habit is beneficial for teens since they often spend countless hours engaging in outdoor activities. Your skin will thank you for years to come if you protect it now!
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During your 20’s, you have an abundant supply of collagen in your body. This gives your skin bounce, suppleness and a healthy glow. However, many women still experience some zits on the lower face and jawline. These breakouts are due to the hormonal changes.
Genetics, lifestyle, and environment are the three determiners of the aging process. Starting in the mid-’20s, signs of aging such as fine lines may start to appear. Your skin starts to become thinner causing the deterioration of your barrier function and its ability to protect you from the UV rays of the sun. Collagen also starts to diminish at roughly 1% every year. Elastin also starts deteriorating causing the skin to slowly lose its elasticity, or it’s bounce in other words. The lines that form when you smile, frown, or other facial expressions become more visible as a result.
Unhealthy lifestyle habits and environmental stressors could start taking a toll on your skin in your late ‘20s which weakens your natural ability to fight skin damage. This drastically affects the radiance of your skin.
In your late ‘20’s, you should be mindful of premature signs of aging in the form of fine lines and crow’s feet. These signs of aging may start to appear in the late ’20s. Practice thorough cleansing to remove makeup and other impurities before going to bed, otherwise, a dull complexion with frequent breakouts awaits you.
This is the right time in your life to commit to a regular skincare routine that includes deep cleansing, toning, exfoliating, nourishing, moisturizing, and sun protection.
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As the skin matures in your ‘30s, the barrier function continues to weaken. Consequently, there is a continuous decrease in moisture as your skin produces less hyaluronic acid. Your body’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid starts to degenerate which will make you experience more frequent dryness and irritation. Cell turnover also slows down. Uneven skin tone due to sunspots and broken vessels become more pronounced. Collagen continues to deplete and elastin continues to deteriorate which causes fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet to appear more noticeable.
The consequences of your lifestyle habits in your younger years also start to impact you in your 30s. Melasma may appear on the face and is commonly triggered due to prolonged exposure to the sun and hormonal changes brought about by pregnancy and birth control.
Aside from anti-aging creams, skincare in your 30s should target the drastic loss of moisture in your skin. Incorporate more potent ingredients into your skincare routine such as glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. Hyaluronic acid helps replenish the lost moisture in the skin. Glycolic acid boosts cell turnover, and antioxidants protect from environmental irritants.
Continuous protection against sun damage should still be a vital part of your skincare routine. Applying sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 is still a must regardless of the weather and temperature.
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In your ‘40’s, you will notice that the skin changes that occurred in the past decades start to accelerate. Signs of aging such as dark spots and wrinkles become more noticeable. You may appear more droopy due to the continuous depletion of collagen and hyaluronic acid levels in your skin. The bone density on your face and the fibrous structure in the connective tissue in the middle layer of your skin also starts to deteriorate. Your skin also appears thinner so skin dehydration and dullness become major concerns.
Caring for your skin in your 40’s
Understanding what your skin is going through in your ‘40s is more important than wailing over the changes that are beyond your control. It is time to upgrade your skincare routine. Use more emollient moisturizers and skin care products that have more antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients.
Vitamin C serum is good for treating the sunspots. Peptides will also help boost collagen and elastin production. You are one step ahead if you have been faithfully following a good skincare routine in your younger years.
A healthy lifestyle is still a proactive way of slowing down the aging process. Getting enough sleep and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle by engaging in daily moderate exercise will help keep your body and skin in a healthy state. It is also important to load up on plenty of antioxidants to nourish your body from the inside-out in order to regain your glowing complexion.
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In your 50’s, your sebaceous glands secrete less oil which lessens your acne breakouts during this stage of your life. However, your skin becomes significantly drier which often leads to discomfort.
Moisture retention becomes less efficient due to the continuous weakening of the lipid barrier that makes your skin prone to dehydration and causes fine lines and wrinkles to become more prominent.
Since your skin has become more prone to dryness and dehydration, you should be cautious about the soaps you use. Avoid harsh ingredients such as alcohol and fragrances that can dry and irritate your skin. Choose a mild fragrance-free cleanser that thoroughly cleans your skin without further aggravating it or causing dryness. Instead of heavy serums and moisturizers, lightweight products are best for your dry and sensitive skin.
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You also become more prone to skin infection as your immune system starts to decline. How you cared for your skin in the years beforehand becomes particularly important now. If you showed your skin the attention it needs in the years prior, you very well could be in good shape when it comes to caring for your skin now.
Similar to the 40s and 50s, using nourishing, hydrating, and mild skincare products to help alleviate the symptoms of dryness and dehydration is best for your skin at this stage. However, since your skin has become thin and sensitive, your dermatologist will give you the best advice on what you can do to help restore and replenish your skin.
Preventive anti-aging skincare involves the proper use of daily sun protection. Wearing sunscreen is not just for sunny days. Sunscreen should be worn 365 days a year, rain or shine.
Preventive anti-aging skincare is recommended starting from the adolescent years.
Defensive anti-aging skincare involves proper skin nourishment with an abundant supply of antioxidants, vitamins, and other essential nutrients that will help protect your body from free-radicals. Since your skin is constantly exposed to environmental stress such as the UV rays of the sun, pollution, germs, viruses, and bacteria, products with a lot of antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E should be the main staples in your defensive anti-aging skincare routine.
Preventive and defensive anti-aging skincare is recommended for those in their 20s and mid-30s.
Rebuilding anti-aging skincare involves anti-aging ingredients that are clinically proven to mitigate the signs of aging such as Retinol, hyaluronic acid, collagen, niacinamide, peptides, and polyphenols.
Preventive + defensive + an introduction defensive anti-aging skincare is recommended for those in their mid-30s and mid-40s.
Preventive + defensive + rebuilding anti-aging skincare is recommended for those in their 40s and beyond.
Aging is influenced by many factors such as genetics, ethnicity, lifestyle, and UV exposure. As such, the information provided in this blog is only intended to convey general information.
Consulting your dermatologist for a more customized anti-aging skincare routine or discussing injection options for preventative measures or to minimize signs of aging is still the best option.
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