The 5 Best Anti-Aging Practices for Every Age

Our entire staff agrees. When it comes to anti-aging: prevention is key.

Restricting and treating the signs of aging skin should look very different throughout your life.

Starting with your teenage years, let’s list the 5 best anti-aging steps you should be taking at every age.

IN YOUR TEENAGE YEARS, LEARN THE BASICS

You can help your skin flourish for a lifetime by incorporating some of these ideas for healthy, glowing skin from the inside out.

  1. Wash your face and moisturize. morning, night and whenever you feel like you need it, (e.g. after swimming or a workout) take these basic steps for your skin.
  2. Choose the right products. Establish a relationship with an aesthetician and dermatologist. Instead of the internet, go to them with questions and concerns.
  3. Protect your skin from the sun! Apply a layer of clean sunscreen between your skincare products and makeup, every day.
  4. Learn to love healthy eating habits. Go for fresh fruits and veggies, healthy fats, and probiotics/prebiotics. As hard as it may be, try to stay away from too much caffeine!
  5. Never pick your skin. If you’re struggling with acne, try using the right products to treat your skin instead of messing with blemishes. Picking causes the bacteria to spread to other pores and can leave permanent scars.

IN YOUR 20’s, SUPPORT YOUR SKIN

Your mid 20’s and early 30’s is when collagen production begins to decline by 1% per year. Supporting your skin’s ability to produce these proteins is crucial. You’ll thank yourself for decades to come!

  1. Start supplementing with collagen. Ingested collagen supplements have been shown to support cellular renewal in your skin, hair, nails, and joints.
  2. Now is the time for retinol. Retinoids not only stimulate collagen production, but they also help even out skin tone and fight acne!
  3. Stimulate your skin. Stimulating your skin with massage and an active lifestyle will support your natural anti-inflammatory response.
  4. Eliminate toxins and free radicals. Keep your glow by ditching bad habits you may have picked up like smoking or tanning.
  5. Find a Vitamin C serum you Love. Protect against environmental pollutants, brighten your skin tone, fade hyperpigmentation, and up your collagen and elastin production with a vitamin C serum.

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IN YOUR 30’s FIND WAYS TO PREVENT

Balancing the stressors that come with maturity and treating your skin well is more important than ever.

  1. Invest in stress relief. Stress (esp. Chronic stress) is destructive to your cells. Learn how to reduce stress, prioritize sleep, and nurture your body, now.
  2. Consider Botox. If you’re thinking about using botox to prevent wrinkles, now is the time. Talk to a nurse injector to see if a neuromodulator would help.
  3. Definitely add retinol. Derived from the vitamin A complex, retinol is great for acne-fighting and anti-aging. Look for an over-the-counter retinol to include in your skincare regime. Check out our guide for using retinol, here.
  4. Exfoliate and Hydrate. Consult with your skincare team and see if a regular gentle peel will help you moisturize, rejuvenate and aid your skin’s ability to receive antioxidants and ingredients. Follow exfoliation with a thicker moisturizer like a lotion or cream base with a higher concentration of skin-protecting ingredients.
  5. Add antioxidants. Antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E help to brighten skin, minimize pores and redness, balance the tone of your skin and treat free radicals.

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IN YOUR 40’s BE PROACTIVE

As estrogen levels decrease, your skin may feel drier and less elastic. Continue to live a healthy lifestyle and incorporate some additional products/routines.

  1. Add Serums to your daily routine. Humectants, eye and antioxidant serums should be added to your daily routine (think hyaluronic acid).
  2. Consider fillers Tackle fine lines and get a gentle lift with dermal filler. Find the complete guide on fillers, here.
  3. Consider Gentle Lasers. Talk to your dermatologist about the gentler laser options to tackle fine lines. We love IPL for its ability to even out skin tone and get rid of decades of sun damage. Learn more about IPL, here.
  4. Incorporate an acid exfoliant a few times a week. Try alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) to exfoliate more aggressively a few times per week (but don’t forget sunscreen like it’s your job!)
  5. Use an eye cream. The skin around your eyes is delicate. Smooth fine lines and wrinkles with a powerful eye cream day and night.

 

IN YOUR 50’s MAINTAIN AND BEFRIEND THE BIG GUNS

Lean on your dermatologist and aesthetician to find the right solution for your skin’s needs!

  1. Moisturize more. Be sure you moisturize with healthy fats, vitamin E, and other vital nutrients.
  2. Enjoy morning and evening serums. Stimulate with Vitamin C and other nutrients in the morning. Soothe and correct with your evening serums.
  3. Keep it going. You should add to (not replace) your skincare products in your 50s. Don’t forget to treat your neck and decolletage, as well.
  4. Use Botox and Fillers with Moderations No need to explain the results of overuse, here. Keep it subtle!
  5. Consider more intense lasers. Fractional lasers target deeper wrinkles. Talk to your dermatologist or medical aesthetician about aggressive treatments and read more about frax, here.

Look and feel healthy by nurturing your whole body, regardless of the stage you’re in.

If you have any questions, schedule a consultation with one of our practitioners 🥰 We would love to help you age gracefully.