Age Adjustments

As we age, our skin care needs indeed change. In our young years, we have got to fight terrible acne. After that, in our 20s it seems like smooth sailing until the 30s appear and we start to lose are ability to retain moisture and discover our first lines. In our late 30s and 40s the battle of the age spots begins. Then later, in our 50s and 60s, we need to fight with the drying out skin that can begin to plague us after menopause. If we continue working at our skin care, however, the prize can be extremely beneficial. Imagine looking decades younger than we are!

Why Some Look Younger (or Older) Than They Really Are?

Biological and chronological age are rarely far apart, but they certainly are not the same. Lifestyles and genetic dispositions can vary the rate of skin aging in large degrees. Imagine, for example, a 20-year-old who has spent countless hours in the sun and had not used sunscreen. That person would undoubtedly benefit from strong moisturizing anti-wrinkle treatments that are usually reserved for people in their 50s or 60s. Early menopause could be another reason for a biological/chronological skin to age difference.

Basic Skin Care is Essential no Matter the Age

It's recommended to follow the basic routines as outlined above. Make sure that your routine matches your skin type and make absolutely certain that you protect your skin from the sun with the appropriate sunscreen product. When all of that is in place, you can determine whether you should investigate age-specific steps in your skin care regimen.

How to Take Care of Your Skin at Every Age

The pages which follow cover key issues of skin care specific to a particular age group. Please select the one applicable to you.

No matter the age, you must have a basic skin care program that fits your skin type and you must vigorously protect your skin from the sun. What follows is more specific advice for your age.
We really start showing age in our thirties. It's a time when our metabolism rates slow down, cell turnover follows suite and there is a visible decline of the hormone levels and other growth factors. In short it's time to work harder on our skin care regime.
In our fourth and fifth decades, there is a sharp decrease in our hormone and growth factor levels. There is a lot of cell damage, but the skin is affected the most. That basically translates to a slower rate in skin self repair and slower renewal rates.