How To Take Care Of Your Skin Through the Years
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Beauty Advice for Your 20s, 40s, and 60s

Head Start 20s

Lay the foundation for better skin with healthy habits.

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Taking great care of one’s skin is a lifelong journey, and starting early does have its perks. “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure,” says Dr. Vicki Belo, who advocates for the early use of sun protection, explaining that damage from UV rays accumulates over time and may result in hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. Defend your skin against pollution, strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and improve its appearance caused by dehydration.

Avignon Clinic’s Dr. Christine Chio recommends what she describes as a simple yet effective routine as we start to lose collagen in our 20s: a cleanser that contains an exfoliant such as Alpha Hydroxy Acid to address the build-up of dead skin cells as well as a good moisturizer.

To help address fine lines that may begin to emerge in your 30s, many experts including Dr. Aivee Teo recommend retinol, which is known to boost cell turnover for skin rejuvenation. Those with more serious skin concerns may be prescribed tretinoin by a dermatologist, which is a stronger form of Vitamin A. On the other hand, those easing into this powerhouse ingredient, which can cause irritation in the beginning, can try milder over-the-counter iterations with lower concentrations.

40s Nourish Now

Foster a luminous complexion with potent skincare and revitalizing procedures.

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In your 40s, paying attention to skin health becomes even more imperative. “In this age group, fine lines and wrinkles will start to show up,” shares Dr. Chio. Sagging skin may also become an issue, notes Dr. Belo. Take your pick from Lancôme Absolue Soft Cream, Dior Beauty’s Capture Totale Le Sérum, Chanel’s La Mousse Clarifiante and La Mer’s The Eye.

Concentrate to address these key concerns like loss of elasticity, appearance of unevenness, and visible pores. Makeup that does double duty is a boon. Hermès Plein Air Complexion Balm is infused with hyaluronic acid and evening primrose oil to care for the complexion while providing sheer, radiant coverage.

Dr. Belo shares that at this age, you might want to consider treatments like their Cold Rejuvenation procedure, which combines amino acids and exosomes to stimulate collagen synthesis, increase elastin, and repair damaged cells. Dr. Chio also suggests energy-based procedures such as Thermage FLX to help tighten the skin or PiQo4 Laser to help the formation of new collagen, thus improving the appearance of fine lines and skin texture.

Hero Habits 60s

Keep your glow with an enhanced and nutritive skincare routine, and top treatments.

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With the foundation of a consistent and tailored skincare, coupled with beneficial practices such as a good diet, exercise and enough sleep, you can exude healthy skin at any age.

Dr. Chio notes that you can add products to address specific concerns. Opt for La Mer’s Crème de la Mer, Shiseido’s Vital Perfection Uplifting Firming Cream or Chanel Sublimate La Crème to rejuvenate and help improve the appearance of facial contours and definition. Next generation science led skincare products like Clé de Peau Beauté’s Firming Serum Supreme and Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Crème target age related and future concerns of mature skin.

It is also important not to forget the neck and decolletage, which can benefit from a product that addresses skin’s elasticity and texture. Dr. Belo also suggests considering Profhilo, a beauty booster made of hyaluronic acid to help revitalize the area. “When we do rejuvenation treatments before, we are only touching the top, or the skin. But we aren’t doing anything about the muscle,” Dr. Belo shares. A muscle toning procedure like EmFace, addresses skin laxity and help create an overall more lifted appearance.

It is also important not to forget the neck and decolletage, which can benefit from a product that addresses skin’s elasticity and texture. Dr. Belo also suggests considering Profhilo, a beauty booster made of hyaluronic acid to help revitalize the area. “When we do rejuvenation treatments before, we are only touching the top, or the skin. But we aren’t doing anything about the muscle,” Dr. Belo shares. A muscle toning procedure like EmFace, addresses skin laxity and help create an overall more lifted appearance.

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