How to Look After Your Skin by Age

How To Look After Your Skin By Age, Dental and Skin Article, Dental & Skin Clinic, Bentleigh East, Bayside, Melbourne

IN YOUR 20s

  • Use a non-foaming and non-exfoliating cleanser AM and PM (either double cleanse at night, or use a makeup remover before your cleanser if you need to)
  • Use antioxidants each morning to protect the skin
  • Use an antioxidant-rich serum and/or moisturizer each night
  • Use an AHA-based exfoliant 2-3 times per week
  • If needed, the occasional in-clinic skin rejuvenation therapy treatment

 
Things to look for:

  • Antioxidants (vitamins E, vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, idebenone, resveratrol)
  • AHA chemical exfoliants (glycolic/ salicylic acid) for acne/ breakouts

 
IN YOUR 30s

  • Use a non-foaming and non-exfoliating cleanser AM and PM
  • Use antioxidants each morning to protect the skin
  • Use an antioxidant-rich serum and/or moisturiser
  • Use AHA-based exfoliants (chemical exfoliants) to help with cell renewal 2-3 times per week
  • Consider an eye cream to treat dark circles and/ or fine lines
  • Use serums for any particular issues such as pigmentation/ acne/ fine lines
  • Consider retinol (unless you are pregnant or breastfeeding) for collagen production and skin cell renewal
  • Use hydrating masks to assist with skin dryness
  • Consider regular professional facials or treatments (e.g. skin rejuvenation treatment)

 
Things to look for:

  • Antioxidants (coenzyme Q10, idebenone, resveratrol, vitamins E and C)
  • AHA chemical exfoliants (lactic/ glycolic acid) 2-3 times per week
  • Vitamin B (niacimamide) to lighten early signs of pigmentation
  • Hyaluronic acid and glycerin for plump, hydrated skin
  • Retinol
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IN YOUR 40s

  • Use a mousse/ cream cleanser AM and PM
  • Use antioxidants each morning to protect the skin
  • Use antioxidant/ peptide-rich, anti-ageing night cream
  • AHA-based exfoliant to aid in cell renewal and improve brightness – at least 3x per week
  • Consider an eye cream
  • Use retinol to target wrinkles, loss of firmness, pigmentation
  • Begin to use peptide serums/ peptide creams to help stimulate elastin/ collagen, and help with any cosmetic injectables you may choose to get
  • Improve hydration with nourishing face oils and hydrating face masks
  • Consider professional services and treatments (e.g. skin rejuvenation treatment, cosmetic injectables)

 
Things to look for:

  • Antioxidants (coenzyme Q10, idebenone, resveratrol, vitamin C, vitamin E)
  • AHA chemical exfoliants (lactic/ glycolic acid) – at least 3x per week
  • Vitamin B (niacimamide) to lighten early signs of pigmentation
  • Hyaluronic acid and skin-plumping ceramides (glycerin)
  • Retinol
  • You can consider retinoids, which are much stronger than retinol. They come in varying degrees of strengths

 
IN YOUR 50s AND OLDER:

  • Use a creamy cleanser AM and PM
  • Use antioxidants each morning to protect the skin
  • Use AHA-based exfoliant to aid in healthy cell renewal and improve brightness
  • Use a nourishing and hydrating eye cream
  • Use peptide-rich night cream
  • Use retinol serums to target sag, wrinkles, loss of firmness, pigmentation
  • Use peptide and ceramide night serums/ creams to help stimulate elastin/ collagen
  • Use nourishing face oils and hydrating face masks to counteract dryness caused by a natural reduction in the hormone oestrogen
  • Consider professional services and treatments (e.g. cosmetic injectables, fillers, skin-tightening)
  • Retinol or Retin-A
  • Hyaluronic acid and glycerine for nourishment

 
Things to look for:

  • Antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, green tea, idebenone, resveratrol)
  • AHA chemical exfoliants (lactic acid/ glycolic acid)
  • Vitamin B (niacimamide) to lighten early signs of pigmentation
  • Hyaluronic acid and skin-plumping ceramides (glycerin, sodium PCA, plant oils and shea butter)
  • Retinoids (much stronger than retinol) which comes in varying degrees of strengths

The rule is that your face ends at your chest, so apply your creams and serums to the neck and chest, as well as the face. 

For more information, get in touch with Melbourne’s experts in skin treatment and cosmetic dentistry.

Would you like some assistance with your next skincare purchase? We are here to help. Simply call us on 9088 1118 to ask your skin question or email us with a photo of your face at [email protected]

Alternatively we invite to book for a consultation with our medical clinician 🙂

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