Beauty at every age – skin secrets for every decade of your life
The nature of ageing means the needs of our skin change over time. What might have been great for your skin in your 20s may be ineffective or even damaging to continue once you hit your 40s. In the same way, anti-ageing products and tips are not always suitable for younger skin.
Here we explore some of our favourite tips and tricks for healthy skin and glowing beauty at every age.
Your 20s are all about protection and prevention. Your skin is at its most resilient at this age and can bounce back from most things, leading many to think they can get away with little to no skin care routine at all. However, damage done to your skin at this age can come back to bite you in later years so it is important to develop good skin care habits now.
Create a skin care routine that will last a lifetime by following some simple rules.
Be sure to apply a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen everyday, not only to your face but to your neck, chest, lower arms and hands, and any other areas that will be exposed to the sun.
Make sure you remove your makeup every day and use products such as cleansers, toners and moisturisers that are best suited to your needs by getting to know your skin type – oily, dry or combination.
Cutting back on alcohol, making sure you get enough sleep and exercising will all also help to maintain your youthful complexion.
During your 30s cell turnover and regeneration begins to incrementally slow down, meaning sunspots, fine lines and more may start to appear. The use of products with the ingredient retinoid can aid and increase cell turnover and help to prevent signs of ageing.
At Rejuva, we love the Aspect Dr. Exfol A Plus Serum whose key benefits include exfoliation, deep delivery of nutrients and antioxidants, and refining and brightening of the skin.
Another great option to avoid the setting in of wrinkles or to nip in the bud any that are beginning to appear is wrinkle relaxing injections. Many Rejuva clients report excellent results in the treatment of early lines, as well as preventing lines from appearing in the upper face.
As well as keeping up with the beauty habits of your 20s, regular exfoliation appointments should also become an important part of your beauty maintenance, as this will go a long way to smoothing the texture of your skin and refining your pores.
Skin becomes dryer and thinner throughout our 40s making hydrating products your best friend. Skin may also become more sensitive, so try to avoid products with synthetic fragrances or perfumes. When exfoliating, make sure you opt for a gentler option that is less abrasive on the skin.
Microdermabrasion treatments are a fantastic option for skin of this age, rejuvenating its appearance to leave skin feeling brighter and firmer. If you were not as careful as you could have been with your skin in younger years and the effects are beginning to show, don’t despair! Many patients – including a growing list of celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Gisele Bündchen – find success with micro-needling treatments such as Dermapen and Platelet Rich Plasma. Read more about these treatments here.
Fillers, including stimulating fillers used in Rejuva’s signature 6 Point Lift and Vector lift, are one of our most popular and effective treatment options to manage early volume loss in the face. These treatments stimulate collagen fibres to help with early signs of ageing and encourage the production of healthier skin.
Collagen loss. It happens to the best of us, and in your 50s is when it often begins to show. For many women, the loss of collagen fibres around their chin and neck can be of concern as the skin in this area starts to sag and ‘jowls’ appear. Protége Elite is a revolutionary procedure that helps to break down weak collagen fibres, rebuild them and make them stronger, resulting in a firmer, tighter look around the neck or lower face and jawline.
If your skin hasn’t already started to thin out, it is likely to now, so make sure you avoid aggressive products treatments that may thin your skin further, instead opting for rich, nourishing products such as the Aspect Dr. Resveratrol moisturiser and Aspect Dr. Deep Clean Facial Cleanser.
If you feel as though your features could use an extra lift, talk to the staff at Rejuva about our many treatment options including fillers and our signature 6-Point Lift.
The time for aggressive skin care is well and truly behind you. The time to embrace rich and deeply nourishing products is here. As your skin is unable to repair itself as well as it once did, it tends to become dry and lacklustre in appearance. Make sure you moisturise your skin regularly, particularly at night as this is when your skin will do most of its rejuvenating.
If you’re healthy on the inside it will show on the outside so make sure you maintain good eating habits and regular exercise, even if it is just a daily walk. More than ever, a good night’s sleep is essential to keeping your features from looking tired and regular gentle facials are also a great idea.
Rejuva Cosmetic Clinics offer a variety of skin rejuvenation and feature enhancing treatments, from microdermabrasions to chemical peels to micro-needling, as well as wrinkle relaxant and filler procedures. If you would like information on any of these treatments call 1800 REJUVA (1800 735 882) today.
Sources: vogue.com.au, huffingtonpost.com, bodyandsoul.com.au, centrictv.com, spryliving.com, reneerouleau.com
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