Did you know that aging begins to happen in your 20’s? Most think that youth is still on their side and fine lines, wrinkles and age spots are decades away. These small changes eventually turn into the ones we work so hard to reverse years later. We encourage individuals to start good skincare habits early on to maintain and prevent damage that can take months or years to treat.
Start Good Skincare Habits Early
Starting good skincare habits early is the best way to maintain and prevent the appearance of early aging. The best way to practice good skincare is with quality skincare products. During a consultation with one of our master aestheticians, they first listen to your skin concerns and what your goals and expectations are. At the conclusion of your consultation, your skin care specialist will recommend the best products for your skin type, goals, and lifestyle. Sometimes a full daily skincare regimen can be overwhelming at first but once you develop a solid routine it will become a normal part of your day.
Once you start with your personalized skincare regimen, simple treatments such as collagen induction therapy, chemical peels or even Hydrafacials may be added to your schedule for prevention and maintenance.
Properly Treat Hormonal Changes
Once individuals reach their 30s, some start experiencing hormonal changes that can oftentimes dramatically change their skin. Hormonal changes can be due to pregnancy, menstrual cycle, or more commonly stress.
During this stage in life, products that have worked before may start to clog pores and cause breakouts. Changing products or altering your skin care treatments can help to keep stubborn hormonal changes at bay. A Hydrafacial can be a very beneficial treatment for most during this time to reduce oil and keep the skin properly hydrated.
Fine lines and photo damage will also start to make their debut during this new stage. Most individuals in their 30s notice these fine lines around their eyes, in between the brows and on the forehead. Botox is a great place to start to help soften lines.
Stop Wrinkles and Sun Spots
You are now in your 30s-40 and treating fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots begins to be a top priority. Chemical peels are a non-invasive treatment option to improve the appearance of fine lines and sun spots along with many other benefits.
Again, skin care products during this new stage may have to be slightly adjusted. If appropriate for the individual retinol and an antioxidant serum are both excellent skincare products to incorporate for fine lines and sun damage. Many individuals begin to add injectables fillers along with Botox into their annual treatments.
Maintain Elasticity, Tone and Texture
In your 50s, you’re typically experiencing menopause which results in a loss of estrogen, less collagen production and much less elasticity in the skin. There are several aesthetic treatments from low downtime maintenance treatments to laser resurfacing treatments that can be done every 4-6 weeks to maintain goals that were made in earlier years or reverse damage accrued over the years. Adding skincare products that are hydrating and moisturizing will be extremely beneficial for promoting softer, smoother skin.
No matter what stage you are in, we have a wide variety of medical grade skincare and knowledgeable master aestheticians that can make a difference in your skin. Prevention and maintenance are key!
To schedule a consultation or book online with one of our master aestheticians, please contact our Draper or Layton office at (801)776-2220. Follow us @utahfacialplastics on Instagram for great content.