When we look good, we feel good. While so many different social platforms may sometimes want to tell us otherwise or insinuate that we should look at a “certain” way, the reality is that BEAUTY HAS NO AGE, no shape or particular “look”. With the right strategy, we can find beauty at EVERY stage of our life.
As we age, our skin changes. What worked in our 20’s won’t do us any favors in our 30’s — or 40’s. If the goal is to maintain a youthful, dewy glow well into our golden years, and look just as radiant every decade in between, we need to tailor our skin care regimen to the number of candles on our birthday cake. We got the lowdown on how to help take care of your skin in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. Here’s a list on how to put your best face forward at every age.
PREVENTION IN YOUR 20’S & 30’S:
At this age, your goal is to preserve and protect. In your 20’s and 30’s, many of the skin issues you see come from carefree living (and neglect): partying on weekends, drinking too much, pulling all-nighters and basking in the sun without sunscreen. There might be lingering acne, or scars, from the teen years as well. However, hard living comes at a cost: fine lines can start to creep up in the second half of your 20’s.
This is a great time to set you up for a lifetime of beauty. USE, USE, USE, sunscreen of at least SPF 30+, and cover up with sunglasses and hats to prevent sun additional damage. Stay hydrated and drink at least 8 glasses of water on a daily and consistent basis.
In this stage of your life, customize facials, laser hair removal, and specialized skin treatments can all serve as a form of preventative treatments. Of course, eating well and exercising are important too, but in your 20’s and 30’s you may not always realize yet just how important these practices truly are. In some cases, Botox can be used as a preventive way of deeper wrinkles from forming. Remember, you don’t want to think later in life what you could have done to prevent this.
TREATMENT IN YOUR 40’S & 50’S:
Your body will begin to have different needs at this point in your life. As you begin to become aware of changes, work with your health and beauty team to develop a treatment plan to address any imbalances or deficiencies you notice. We can treat early wrinkles and volume loss with fillers, boosting areas that may show some signs of aging with specific, targeted treatments that add definition and contour to your appearance.
Expression lines between your brows and around your eyes and mouth don’t disappear like they did in your 30’ because your estrogen level is tapering so your skin will become dryer. Loss of tone, hollow eyes and sagging are your biggest issues, and creams and serums can only do so much. If you’re looking for more dramatic results, in addition to using powerful products that contain peptides, retinoids, or alpha hydroxy, consider laser treatments and other non-invasive or invasive skin rejuvenation options.
As you notice wrinkles settling in, Botox can be especially helpful to treat areas around the eyes and lips. Some of our clients begin to feel fatigued or just not quite the same as they did 10 years earlier. At this point, a hormone evaluation can help determine imbalances. In an evaluation, we can find out how your vitamin D, testosterone, human growth levels, and estrogen are doing. With bioidentical hormones, we can replace deficiencies and help you feel as good as you deserve to.
MAINTAINING IN YOUR 60’S & 70’S:
Now that you’ve emerged gracefully into this season, the best thing you can do for your skin is to maintain what you have.
- Your No. 1 priority is to maintain and return moisture with hydrating treatments.
- 2 on your list is to return some of the volume you’ve lost over time. Treatments like thread lifts and Volbella can do wonders to maintain and boost the volume you have. These treatments target specific areas, including lips, the under-eye area, and under the neck. Often, the best approach is a combined treatment, like a thread lift with Thermage.
At every age, we can also assess the need for reversing and correcting issues. Because genes play a role in the aging process, each person differs in the way it shows. Even when we do all we can with preventive maintenance in the form of diet, sunscreen, and exercise, sometimes we need extra help. From Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to fillers, these treatments replenish and revitalize our patients, returning youth and vitality to their life.
Whatever season of life you are in, let us help you achieve your desired results to Reveal Your Belleza. Call us now (956) 664-1234.