Be Proactive: What You Should Start Doing In Your Twenties and Thirties

TWENTIES

During your twenties, your face is beginning to look less like a girl and more like a woman. It’s losing its density and slimming, causing a more mature look. Though you may love this effect now, this is the start of facial aging. With age your skin becomes thinner and drier, so you will soon -if you haven’t already- notice your first lines and creases, called motor lines. Depending on your genes and other facts, such as sun exposure and smoking, these can vary in depth and notice-ability. Wherever you’re at in skin aging, this is the time to be proactive and start taking preventative actions. It’s true that the decisions you make in your 20’s will impact the rest of your life. Here are things you should start doing now to become the woman that has other women are asking, “What’s your secret?”

1. Start using a daily moisturizer.

As you get older, skin gets more dry, making wrinkles easier to develop and more noticeable. Keep your skin plump and hydrated by restoring the lost moisture daily with a light, non-irritating moisturizer that won’t aggravate the skin. We recommend: Obagi Hydrate – hydrates skin, minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and discourages irritation and breakouts

2. Incorporate a retinol into your nightly routine.

While used to treat acne, a retinol, like Obagi Tretinoin Cream, normalizes skin cell behavior, producing faster growth and regeneration. This is why it can also be used for anti-aging purposes. Tretinoin helps reduce discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles and enhances cell function in deeper layers. It’s a great way to achieve and maintain flawless skin in a time where you are more prone to breakouts. Tretinoin is not for anyone who is pregnant or may become pregnant.

3. Protect your skin’s youth with sunscreen.

You may not see the effects now, but UV rays are breaking down your skin’s collagen. Collagen is what keeps skin plump and full. UV rays are, additionally, building up damage and pigmentation. Keep skin young simply by adding SPF into your daily skincare. We recommend: Revision Intellishade Original, a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen, great for daily use.

4. Consider starting Botox in your mid-to-late twenties.

Overtime, wrinkles will become more prominent and get deeper, this is just a fact of life. Botox prevents lines from getting deeper and “etched in”, smoothing out what you already have and preventing new lines from forming. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to smooth out those etched in lines. That’s why it’s important to act early.

5. Keep skin looking young with peels.

The sooner you start reversing the damage, the less you will have to worry about later on. It will save you time and money. For those in their twenties who don’t need as harsh of a treatment to get optimal results. The SilkPeel Microdermabrasion treats dull, uneven skin, fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, and acne; no downtime; any slight redness will disappear in a few hours.

THIRTIES

The thirties are a time when you are really able to come out as a person. You are getting to where you want to be in life, setting new goals, while facing new challenges. You might feel as though you no longer have time for yourself during these years. Maybe you have noticed you are looking more tired and that your skin is lacking its usual radiance. This is because skin cell turnover rate is slowing. Skin is losing volume. Wrinkles are becoming deeper and more noticeable. You’re wondering when you got all of these brown spots and dilated blood vessels. What you did in your 20s just isn’t cutting it anymore. This is the time to start getting serious about skincare and be proactive. Here are some things you should start doing to restore and maintain flawless skin.

1. Get serious about your skin regimen.

Stop wasting money on products that sit on the surface of your skin. Start using medical grade skincare products with active ingredients that penetrate to the root of the problem, correcting and preventing the signs of aging. You might not see results immediately, but give it time, as these products are clinically proven to give results. Consider a Visia Skin Care Analysis to find a regimen that will work for you for life.

2. Use Botox to smooth and prevent.

Botox takes care of what creams cannot, smoothing out deep wrinkles. With long-term use, it can diminish your wrinkles completely. In your thirties, wrinkles, like your 11’s and crow’s feet, start becoming much more pronounced. These will only get deeper with time, so if you haven’t started already, start now. Even if you feel like your wrinkles aren’t “bad enough” for Botox, this is the time to prevent them from ever getting there.

3. Restore vibrancy with chemical peels.

Your skin is losing its natural vibrancy as damage has accumulated over the years. Because cell turnover has slowed, you have began to accumulate brown spots and melasmas, causing an uneven skin tone. Our peels are proven to reduce pigmentation and stimulate collagen production, so you can restore your youthful glow and minimize the signs of damage and aging.

4. Replenish skin’s fullness with fillers.

You might think you’re looking tired because of lost volume in cheeks, under the eyes and around the mouth. This is natural, as we lose about 1% of collagen each year, causing skin to gradually lose its fullness. Fillers, like Sculptra, Restylane and Juvederm not only offer 1-3 years of results by restoring volume, but they can stimulate the skin to produce its own replacement collagen, which can bring permanent results.

5. Rejuvenate skin with laser treatments.

Your skin is getting increasingly looser and less firm with time. This might especially be showing on your lower face and neck, as this is an area often exposed to the sun. However, it happens all over the body. By coming in for laser treatments, you can improve the elasticity and bring back that “baby soft” skin. The Venus Freeze has results including smoothing of cellulite, skin tightening and improved elasticity, wrinkle reduction, improved delivery of vitamins, minerals, and oxygen to the skin, and increased removal of toxins and waste materials from the body; 12 minutes for face and 40 for body; instant results