Every decade brings on new challenges to staying young and beautiful. Our skin, with each passing yea,r requires different things in order to fight aging. Follow some of these tips to keep your skin looking radiant throughout various stages of your life:
Skin in your 20’s: Your skin tends to be more stable than in your teens, usually oiliness and spots will disappear. You really do not see any visible facial lines yet, but if you look closely you will notice your expression marks will start forming. Some men and women will continue to see some acne depending on hormonal changes and cravings.At this time, it is important to have a diet full of antioxidants like lutein, gogi berry, mangosteen, tomatoes and blueberries to support sun protection and skin elasticity. Drink lots of water and avoid smoking.
Skin in your 30’s: During your 30s, you’ll begin to see potential overexposure to smoke, alcohol, pollution and UV light that occurred in your teens and 20’s. You’ll start to notice visible fine lines around the eyes and mouth and your cellular repair process begins to slow, which leads to weakened collagen. Skin may look duller and darker and may take longer to recover from late nights or stress. Spend time learning about what is good for your body. Choose foods that enhance your metabolism and energy, and provide beautifying properties from within. Supplement with antioxidants like pomegranate, grape seed, green tea and alpha lipoic acid, which provide protection from free radical damage (the rusting effect of our cells). Increase your intake of vitamin A, E and C for healthy looking skin and body.
Skin in your 40’s: Wrinkles and spider veins will become more apparent during this stage of our lives if we did not protect our skin in earlier decades. Discoloration, uneven skin texture, dryness and dullness are more apparent. Avoid yo-yo dieting, which can contribute to dullness and create havoc on your hormones. Try portion control instead and always have a well-balanced breakfast. Individuals who eat breakfast tend to weigh less than those who skip it all together.
Skin in your 50’s and 60’s: Pigmentation and sagging skin are usually the biggest problems during this stage of our lives. Unless you have exercised regularly, you will see the effects in loss of tone and muscle. Also cellular regeneration and circulation will slow causing flaky patches, dullness, goose pimples and fragile skin spots. Diet and exercise is very important to keep skin and muscles healthy. Increasing your protein and essential fatty acids like omega 3’s are crucial in keeping bones and joints healthy. Adding supplements with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, phyto-nutrients, protein and minerals are very important to the health of your collagen (muscles, connective tissue, joints, skin, hair and nails).
Through All Decades: Remember, that no matter your age, you are never to young or old to treat your skin to the care it deserves. Make sure that you are getting regular facials and addressing specific areas of concern, such as eyes and lips, through supplemental services. Speak to your aesthetician about any questions or concerns you have regarding your skin and keeping it looking its best.
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