So we’re 20 years old and our skin is …usually at it’s most healthy. It is glowing, the cellular communication and turnover is optimal. Our skin is functioning really well, so we tend to take it for granted the most at this age.

To keep it that way we need to … Wear sunscreen every day. Exfoliate no more than once a week, and get into the habit of using great skincare. We all know when we eat unhealthy food, it is not good for our body. The same goes for skincare. Poor quality ingredients means potential for irritation and skin freak-outs and stress. Chemical peels are an easy treatment to keep things in tip-top shape, even out oiliness and also help to improve skin health.

At 30 things have changed … our skin is now …beginning to lose collagen at the rate of 1% a year. Our skin cell turnover has slightly slowed too, so that we begin to feel like our skin looks dull. The first wrinkles start to develop as the hyaluronic acid levels in the skin start to fall, and the skin elasticity drops.

And we need to … Start with professional treatments to induce collagen and improve overall skin quality. Sunscreen is still as important as ever. Skincare should by this stage include a retinol or Vitamin A product. Vitamin a is an essential ingredient in helping to improve skin cell turnover.

That went quick – I’m 40. Now my skin is … starting to show folds that I am not so happy with. I can just make out jowls and the crows feet are killing me slowly on the inside! I want to be happy but the crows feet are setting in more and more with each smile.

And I need to focus on … How am I going to approach ageing? Am I going to intervene with injectable treatment, or will I continue with professional treatments that aim to boost natural collagen? My answer is both. Boosting collagen is perfect for improving skin elasticity so that wrinkles and folds are less likely to occur. Cosmetic injectables help to stop the pull or crunching up of skin in a certain direction. A great, and yet under-rated injectable treatment, is the Nerfititi lift. This is were anti-wrinkle treatment is aimed at the jaw line and muscles of the neck to help ease the downward pull of the face. By doing this treatment, some plastic surgeons suggest that the need for face lifts will become a thing of the past. Who doesn’t love that idea?! I know it may not be for everyone, but it is worth considering as it is an easy treatment to have done, with little risk.

Wow. I’m 50 and my skin is now … I can start to see age spots or pigmentation, and I look tired. I am not even frowning and everyone is asking if I feel okay, because my frown makes me look angry.

And to keep it in good condition I should … Use Vitamin C serum to brighten the complexion, and vitamin B serum to improve cellular communication and hydration. Both of these serums will really be a good pick-me-up in the skin department. 

Some skin treatments that help to build skin would be perfect too. Skin needling and nano-fractional radiofrequency will really tighten up some areas, and help to reduce redness and pigmentation too, through their resurfacing abilities.

Whoah … I am now 60 plus … I can expect … Muscle relaxant injections alone is not cutting it anymore. I need more because there is much more sagging than I have ever had. My plump cheeks are kind of flattened out, and the fat that used to be there has sagged down to the jowl and jawline. Not only that, but my skin is so dryyyyy!!!!

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And should try … The skin is turning over so slowly now, that it needs all the encouragement if can get. Ensure that you have a retinol product in your regime at night. Also using a hyaluronic acid serum day and night will also assist with turnover. This will improve skin texture, health and refine the overall look of your complexion.

Thanks for reading!

Written by Giulia D’Anna

BDSc (Melb), MRACDS, Honorary FIADFE (NY), Graduate Diploma Dermal Therapies (AACDS), Cert. Practice Man (UNE), Editor APJ (APAN) + | + 3 Belmore Road, Balwyn North, Victoria, Australia 3104 + | + Founder of iDental and Dermal Distinction

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