Have you got your skincare routine down pat? Don’t get too comfortable—your routine requires regular assessment! As we grow and change, so too should our skincare routine. We’ve created a guide so that you can easily keep up with your skin’s changes. Find out below how your skincare routine should change as you age.
How ageing changes your skin:
Over time your skin loses density, which is why the plump, lifted appearance diminishes. This is because collagen production declines. Collagen is naturally produced by the body, but can be boosted with in-salon treatments and high quality products.
Menopause is also a key contributor to the ageing of your skin. As your body produces less oestrogen, it causes the skin to experience dryness, irritation, and loss of volume. Oestrogen boosts the production of elastin and collagen.
Luckily, there are so many ways to take care of your skin through all its changes! See our guide to taking care of your skin at every age...
In your 30s:
In your 30s, you generally begin to notice sun damage and pigmentation-related skin issues, as well as an overall decline in your skin’s moisture levels. This means it’s time to get a little more advanced with your skin care routine than what you got used to in your 20s.
We recommend that you:
- Use a chemical exfoliant 2-3 times per week: This will reduce the appearance of dark spots and rejuvenate the skin by getting rid of toxins and dirt buried deep.
- Start spot treating: Throughout your teens and 20s, it’s common to use a single product all over your face. Now that your skin is maturing, you need to spot treat breakouts. Skincare products are never one-size-fits-all, so make sure you’re treating only the parts of your face that need treating.
- Avoid foam-based and alcohol-based products: Ditch the foaming and alcohol-based products. Mature skin craves hydrating and rejuvenating products that won’t strip the skin. You produce much less oil as a 30-year-old than you did as a teenager, so these products can be quite damaging. Try something oil-based or cream-based instead, depending on your skin type.
Products we love:
- Cosmedix Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator
- La Prairie Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil
In your 40s:
You’re in your 40s and most likely starting to notice deeper lines around your brows, eyes and forehead. These can be best treated by prioritising moisturising and collagen-boosting products.
We also recommend that you:
- Pay more attention to specific skincare ingredients. As you age, you can’t rely as heavily on your body producing elastin and collagen; you need to be investing in nourishing skin care formulas with high quality ingredients. As a general rule of thumb, collagen and retinol are good places to start. Chat to an experienced professional for a full list of ingredients your skin needs.
- Begin your retinoid journey. There are many forms of retinoids, all different strengths, but retinol is the most common in skincare products. Retinol is derived from Vitamin A and penetrates deep beneath the skin’s surface, encouraging collagen production and cell renewal.
- Invest in a facial oil or thick moisturiser. There is never a bad time to invest in a quality moisturiser; however, it becomes more and more of a necessity as you age. Facial oils and moisturisers are key products when combating the signs of ageing.
Products we love:
- Cosmedix Serum 16
- La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser
In your 50s:
The majority of women experience menopause between the ages of 47 and 51. With decreased levels of oestrogen comes dryness, loss of volume, and dehydration. This means your skin will be craving moisture, hydration, and rejuvenation.
- Utilise hyaluronic acid. The best way to increase your moisture levels and lock in hydration is with a hyaluronic acid serum. This powerhouse ingredient works to moisturise, diminish the appearance of fine lines, and speed up cell turnover. The best part? It pairs well with almost everything! There are no ingredients that can’t be mixed with hyaluronic acid.
- Lymphatic massage. Although this can be great at every age, setting aside time for facial lymphatic massage becomes especially important in your 50s as your skin loses volume and becomes dehydrated. Each morning, using a serum or moisturiser, massage your jawline and cheekbones upwards toward your hairline. This will reduce puffiness but keep the skin looking plump and healthy.
Products we love:
- La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift (this is commonly referred to as the face lift in a bottle!)
In your 60s and beyond:
In your 60s, you will notice the biggest changes in the volume of your skin. We encourage you to maintain a skincare routine full of hydrating and nourishing products. You should pair your routine with regular in-clinic treatments that encourage collagen production. This will enhance the effectiveness of your skincare products and keep your skin looking plump and youthful.
In addition to your skincare routine, we recommend the following treatments:
- Collagen Induction Therapy. This treatment keeps your body producing collagen at high levels. It treats sun damage, ageing skin, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and even stretch marks.
- Oxygen Facial. This facial uses medical-grade pure oxygen to regenerate your skin. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves circulation, hydrates, and visibly firms and plumps the skin.
- Laser Genesis. Described by clients as feeling like relaxing underneath the sun, Laser Genesis reaches finer, shallower areas than other laser treatments are able to. This results in a smooth, even complexion. It treats scars, fine lines, enlarged pores, redness, and uneven tone and texture.
- Dermafrac. Dermafrac is a microchannelling treatment that activates the skin’s healing response. This results in a collagen boost! The machine is also infused with high-grade serums, which your therapist will tailor to your personal skincare concerns.
If you want to explore our range of high-quality skincare products and revolutionary treatments, pop into the clinic today at 414 Toorak Road, Toorak or book an appointment here to chat to one of our experienced clinicians.