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It's no secret that as you get older, your skin ages. These changes can be a little stressful as you try to figure out a brand-new skincare routine, whether you see a loss of elasticity or volume, a few small wrinkles here and there, or discolouration where you didn't previously have it. While a good moisturising  may treat dry skin of any age, many skin care products that were effective in your early 20s may no longer be effective even a few years later, necessitating continual routine modification depending on your skin's changing demands.

Skin in our 20s, Simetics, Capalaba and Southport
Skin in the 20s

The most common skincare problem I hear from [patients in their 20s] is a slight dullness and an overall appearance of increased fatigue. According to some studies , this usually happens in people's mid- to late-20s. Lack of sleep, stress, heredity, or sun damage that has developed over time can all contribute to these problems.

 

The biggest challenge for 20-somethings is to establish a good skincare regimen to make your skin ready for the future. Even if your skin probably doesn't exhibit ageing symptoms at the moment, setting the stage now (particularly with SPF) will only benefit your skin in the long run.

Studies don't enough the importance of daily sunscreen use—that is, sunscreen that isn't also in your makeup. Use a separate broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 every single day (yes, including the days you don't go outside) to protect your skin from all light sources, including the one that comes from your laptop or phone screen.


 Starting the use of more potent skincare products in your late 20s that are preventative and habit-forming. "Even if you do not experience acne breakouts, it is still beneficial to add either an AHA/BHA-based serum or a topical retinol to your skincare routine to help address dullness and encourage gentle exfoliation," she says, adding that both can be irritating so it is best to start with one.

Skin in our 30s, Simetics Capalaba and Southport

Studies have shown that puberty can go up to the late 20s, 30s in some cases are the transitional years. The experts claim that your 30s are a transitional decade since this is the final stage of adolescence (which might occasionally last into your late 20s)

Early signs of ageing is noticed in the 30s, as well as the earliest signs of sun damage, which most likely occurred while you were a teenager or in your 20s. Clients  begin to see fine lines, a loss of cheek volume, which can make under-eye hallowness look more obvious also darker pigmentation caused by UV exposure.

You might notice early wrinkles and thinner skin overall (especially around the eyes where we can start to see the blood vessels beneath and then discoloration), as your skin's repair system slows down. This is the ideal time to invest in a good eye cream because decreased collagen production makes your skin appear less tight and duller.

In addition to a good skincare routine of cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection,  topical retinol, Vit C serum and Peptide-based serum will be of benefit to help with fine lines and skin firmness.

 

Skin in our 30s

Skin in our 40s

The firmness of your skin begins to significantly shift in your 40s.  Sagging skin due to loss of volume and elasticity is the most visible sign, more obvious wrinkles, and UV exposure, which can result in disorders like melasma. This is the time for serious skin care routine. In Clinic procedures and other skin tighting procedures like HIFU, skin needling, radio frequency to name a few are highly recommended. Good active skin care routine will also aid in giving firmer skin. 

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Skin in our 50s

Post menopause, our bodies experience a hormone shift with declining levels of oestrogen and increased levels of androgens, the skin becomes less elastic and thinner. As we age, bone resorption takes place and manifests as volume loss, particularly in the centre of the face. Another key issue is dryness, and these hormonal changes may cause acne that you haven't had since your teenage years to start to reappear. Additionally, excess pigment and sun damage symptoms (such as brown patches and photo ageing) become more obvious.


Making sure you're assisting your skin in retaining moisture is the most important aspect of skincare.

Skin in our 60s and beyond

The main thing the clients in their 60s  is to know is that it's never too late to start anti-aging treatments. Coming in to see your therapist frequently will help you look your best over time. The main concern with patients in their 60s and beyond is lack of hydration and moisture retention.

 Skincare is kept very simple, hydrating, and gentle at this age and focusing on procedures such as lasers that can be performed   for improvement and maintenance."

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