Milestone achieved. You’ve survived your 20s and you’re onto the next chapter in life. In your 20s, your skin has gotten away with so much. Late nights meant not washing your face before bed, less sleep, and the leisure of skin-carelessness. Hopefully, a skincare regiment was started in your earlier years and this transition will be easy. Now’s the time to take action to find the right products and services for you to help take care of what your skin can no longer do on its own.
Once you’ve hit 30 your skin becomes less cooperative. Cell turnover slows which causes follicles and pores to clog much easier and allows wrinkles to set in more quickly. Unfortunately, those late nights where you don’t want to get up from bed to wash your face will carry repercussions in your 30s. Due to the decreasing cell turnover, clogged pores and follicles can lead to adult onset acne, quicker aging effects, and possible volume loss. A pH balancing cleanser like Obagi Gentle Cleanser or Revision Papaya Enzyme Cleanser are gentle enough to use twice a day, but do the work for you.
During the day, a vitamin C product that contains anti-oxidants will help to neutralize free radical damage like sun, smoke, and pollution exposure. Think of your vitamin C product as a rust remover for a car you’ve left to the elements for too long. Those elements wear and tear down the metal just as they do to your skin. The vitamin C will cleanse and prevent further damage. At night to keep with the protection and prevention worked for during the day, vitamin A can be used to prevent those wrinkles from setting in. Vitamin A, or Retrinal, is the only FDA approved anti-aging product with over 25 years of clinical trials and data. Vitamin A accelerates cell turnover, reduces the cohesion of cells, and promotes collagen growth.
To round out this facial fitness regiment, now is the time to start with a monthly pampering appointment, whether that is a facial, chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or whatever an aesthetician or dermatologist finds best for you. A dermatologist can also perform a full body scan to check for any signs of melanoma or skin cancer.