There’s no one size fits all when it comes to skin treatments.
As everyone’s concerns are different, it can get a bit confusing trying to decipher which treatments are right for you. And once you’ve figured that part out, the next question is: When should you start? So with those points in mind, we break it down and tell you what will work best for your skin at different ages:
In your 20s
Some of you may think that this is when your skin is in it’s prime, but in fact this is the time when most of the damage is done! The most important thing you can do for your skin during these early years is always use sunscreen. UV exposure causes pigmentation and it only takes 5-7 minutes of exposure to stimulate collagenase, an enzyme that destroys collagen and which results in sun damaged skin.
Treatment options: Start regular skin treatments now to help prevent against premature fine lines and wrinkles plus dehydration. And remember to wear sunscreen as this will help protect your skin against environmental damage and ensure your skin looks its best in the future.
In your 30s
Your skin will start to become drier than usual and after age 30, you will notice a reduction in elasticity as the skin’s sebum production slows down, making it more prone to dryness and other signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. To fight these early signs of ageing it’s important to start a regular skin treatment programme to help treat early signs of pigmentation and increase collagen production.
Treatment options: Sonophoresis infusions and microdermabrasion facials will help keep your skin in tip-top shape. These treatments will hydrate your skin, strengthen surface capillaries, stimulate the creation of collagen and increase cell turnover.
In your 40s
It’s now time to up the ante! In your 40s your skin will tend to retain less moisture, so dehydration lines start to appear and you might also notice a loss of skin elasticity due to hormonal changes in the perimenopause years.
Treatment options: You will want to continue to promote collagen production and hydration levels for more youthful looking skin. Treatments like photorejuvenation and collagen induction will help maintain a fresher and more healthy-looking skin, even out skin tone and help remove signs of sun damage from earlier years. These treatments are great at any age to help strengthen skin cells and encourage collagen production for an improved skin tone and texture.
In your 50s
When we get to our 50s our skin is starting to become thinner and struggles to retain moisture. As our oestrogen declines, further loss of collagen may lead to deeper lines and sagging.
Treatment options: More advanced treatments are required to increase collagen production. Fractional C02 laser is a great option for more advanced signs of ageing – it treats damaged skin by correcting tone, firmness and texture, while also reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Just remember, it’s never too early or too late to start on a skin-correcting journey!
* This article was brought to you by Caci. Caci can tailor a programme to suit you and your needs – to book a complimentary consultation to discuss your skin concerns, visit caci.co.nz or phone 0800 438 438.