As the largest organ of the human body, our skin performs several vital functions, including protecting us from the outside environment, normalizing our body’s temperature, and feeling when it’s hot or cold or when someone touches us.
Just like other parts of the body, our skin needs to be maintained and looked after as we grow older. Skin usually begins to show signs of aging in our 30s and 40s, and that tends to increase as we grow older.
The skin care center at Cyrus Advanced Institute can provide you with skin treatments designed to achieve a younger appearance.
Skin Care Tips in Your 20s
Most individuals are beginning to see a reduction in acne by their 20s. Rather than reducing oil and preventing blackheads, whiteheads, and cystic acne, a proper skin routine will seek to retain moisture and prevent the formation of fine lines and brown spots. Products to include in your regular skincare routine include:
While it can be tempting to use facial wipes for cleaning off makeup and residue, they often don’t remove all of the debris on the face. Leftover debris results in a dull appearance and can lead to acne. A proper cleanser can better remove makeup, sunscreen, and environmental elements, leading to brighter skin.
Preventing fine lines and wrinkles starts with sunscreen. While most people think they only need sunscreen by the pool or at the beach, sunscreen should be a regular part of your skin care routine. You should apply it daily to your face and neck to prevent sun damage, even if you’re just performing everyday activities.
While acne usually begins to subside in the 20s, breakouts do occur. Find an effective acne prevention cream containing retinol to reduce the oil level in your skin and clear any blemishes quickly. If you find that you are still suffering from regular breakouts, a visit to the dermatologist may be helpful.
A serum or lotion designed to protect from pollution and environmental problems, such as infrared rays, can help you prevent brown spots or lines on your face. Look for a cream that contains antioxidants such as vitamin C, green tea, or ferulic acid.
When applied to the delicate areas of the face, such as under the eyes, an antioxidant serum can be highly effective.
Skin Care in Your 30s
Following a quality skin care program in your 30s involves gentle cleansing, combined with an intense moisturizer and sunscreen. Make sure to include the skin on your face, neck, and decolletage to maximize the effectiveness of your routine. Products to include in your skin care routine should consist of:
Include a gentle cleanser in your morning and evening skin care routines. A good cleanser will help remove environmental elements and any debris and makeup from your face. Avoid face wipes, which may be abrasive and result in dehydration — something you don’t want in your 30s.
Skin begins to show signs of dryness in the 30s. Using effective day and nighttime moisturizers can prevent skin from drying out. If you’re still experiencing the occasional breakout, you’ll want to choose an oil-free moisturizer. You can select a moisturizer containing peptides for maximum protection and to stimulate collagen production.
Exfoliators should be a regular part of your skin care. For best results, exfoliate twice a week to prevent debris buildup in your pores. Exfoliation can help your complexion stay bright and clear, eliminating dullness and increasing cellular turnover.
If you haven’t begun using a retinol or retinoid, you’ll want to start in your 30s. Retinol can help control issues with skin pigment and acne. While you can obtain retinol through your dermatologist, an over-the-counter version will provide similar benefits. Retinol can reduce the appearance of fine lines and boost collagen production as well.
Skin Care in Your 40s
Hopefully, by your 40s, you’ve become accustomed to taking care of your skin and consider it part of your daily routine. You may also begin to seek treatments through our skin care center to reduce the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Products to use in your 40s include:
Dull skin and dryness will become more apparent in your 40s. To combat and reduce the appearance of dry skin, incorporate an exfoliator into your skin care routine every other day. Look for an exfoliator that contains stem cells for the best results.
A hydrating serum can help plump the skin and restore its natural hydration levels. Naturally produced hyaluronic acid will begin to diminish, resulting in a hollowness that can appear in certain areas of the face. An effective serum can help balance hyaluronic acid, giving skin a more youthful appearance.
Crow’s feet become more visible in your 40s. Using an eye cream containing retinol can reduce their appearance and keep the skin around the eyes supple. When choosing an eye cream, make sure to select one that provides anti-aging benefits along with hydration.
Skin Care Center at Cyrus Advanced Institute
The skin care center at Cyrus Advanced Institute in El Paso, TX, provides several different services for individuals seeking to reduce the signs of aging.
We offer Botox injections and dermal fillers to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments can result in a more youthful appearance and can help improve areas of the face that have developed wrinkles or lost volume.
To learn more about keeping your skin bright and healthy, schedule an appointment with our skin care center today.