It's never too early to start taking care of your skin.
It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin! From the moment we’re born, our skin (our largest organ) protects us from the elements. It’s our outside image in a way, the thing everyone sees. When it comes to the face and hands, our skin also gives away our age…
Skin is a fragile organ; sun, cold and excess humidity (or insufficient humidity) are just a few of the factors that contribute to skin damage, and eventually, wrinkles, blemishes and scars.
There are solutions to this problem, but shopping for skin care products can be VERY confusing (not to mention expensive)! This morning, Nikki demystified the complex world of skin care with the top skin care tips for each decade of life, from a professional nurse. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s 40s or older, this nurse practitioner offers professional tips to keep your skin healthy and young-looking.
The most common issue is acne, but the underlying danger is sun damage.
Solutions: staying out of the sun and wearing sunscreen, of course! You should also get hydrating facials and peels, and LED light treatments.
The effects of sun damage will start to show up as expression lines and age spots.
Solutions: IV vitamin drips (yep, the type you inject!) will boost your energy levels and the elasticity of your skin. Vitamin C serum will also help.
Women generally are less afraid to use technology at this age. That’s why derma fillers are recommended as a way to reverse signs of aging. The effect is subtle, not intended to change your look drastically.
50s and beyond
The deeper wrinkles and reduced elasticity of the skin at this age require stronger treatments such as retinoid, peptoid and glycolic acid based creams. All of those are collagen boosters. Derma fillers may also help with localized problems.
One factor that should inform your skin care routine is age: if you start young and keep a steady routine, your skin will be healthy for your whole life. Age matters because as our ski ages, it becomes less flexible and requires different types of care.