What skincare is right for you?
A good Skincare regimen is certainly the most controllable of the factors that control your skin.
The good news is that a good skincare regimen can even reverse the negative effects of past skin damage.
So what is a ‘good’ skincare regimen for you? Generally speaking, here are the few things you’d want to consider..
Your skin type: Oily, Dry, Combination or Sensitive.
Using the wrong skincare will hurt more than help your skin. For example, if you have oily skin, using an oil based system or thick moisturizing creams will exacerbate the problem and lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Similarly, using oil-absorbing products, if you have dry skin, will only increase the flakiness of skin.
If you are 10 years old, you probably do not need any skincare. Little kids have a very high cell turnover rate. It’s basically a brand new kid about every 2 weeks! As we get older, however, we need more intense care.
Teens – Just the basics, and forming good skincare habits(staying out of sun, and taking off any makeup before going to bed) should be the focus here. Anti-blemish, and acne treatment products may be necessary, if your skin is prone to breakouts.
20s – Primary concern should be maintenance and prevention. You need a ‘basic’ skincare regimen that is right for your skin type. It should have a good moisturizer and a sun protection factor(SPF) of at least 15.
30s – Aging, the stress of a career, pregnancy-all lead to some significant changes in your complexion. These may include a few fine lines around your eyes and mouth, some loss of skin tone and even adult acne. Also cell turnover begins to slow down in your 30s. You’d want to upgrade your skincare regimen with regular exfoliation and treatment products to reduce fine lines & wrinkles, and improve overall radiance.
40s – Declining amount of estrogen, and UV exposure over the years together are starting to breakdown your skin’s underlying support structure, reducing it’s ability to retain moisture. This leads to deeper wrinkles, and less elasticity and firmness. You should look for richer creams with more moisturizing capabilities. Increase the frequency of exfoliation, add targeted products for specific regions (such as eye creme), and get periodic restorative and anti-aging treatments.
50s and beyond – Many women at this stage experience increasingly drier skin. You should make sure to use the highest quality moisturizing systems. Specific treatment products for dark spots may be necessary. Due to advances in technology & research, there are luxury systems available today that can give you the highest anti-aging benefits.
Your lifestyle – Sun exposure, Smoking, etc.
Based on what your current lifestyle is, you should use your skincare to minimize all possible kinds of skin damage.
Specific conditions you want to address, and past skin damage.
Schedule a skin analysis appointment to find out what kind of skin care is right for you.