No matter what age you are, skin care should be a priority. In our 20s and 30s, we want to focus on getting in the habit of using the right products every morning and evening. In our 40s and 50s, the focus changes to nurturing our skin and providing it with hydration and using creams and serums to prevent and reduce age spots. VIP Medical Aesthetics wants to be here for you throughout the years, so you can always enjoy smooth, glowing skin. Call us to learn more about our medical spa and for treatments that can help with anti-aging and more.

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Thoughtful 40s

skin careIf you didn’t start a skin care regimen in your 20s, now is the time the damage begins to start showing around your eyes, mouth, and in the tone of your skin. Sun damage can appear on your face as blotchiness, red spots, and uneven skin tone. As we all age, our skin loses its elasticity and our skin will hold less moisture, allowing the skin to begin aging and losing some of its glow.

  • A daily cleanser for both morning and night should be more creamy rather than a gel. Try to find one that is gentle on your skin, or use one that has a mild AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or salicylic acid if your skin can handle it.
  • You may need more than one moisturizer at this point. Find one with an SPF of at least 15, but mix up the routine with a cream, lotion, or serum that contains antioxidants such as lycopene, green tea, or soy. Switch products on and off throughout the week to ensure your skin is getting all of the nutrients it needs. If your skin is beginning to look crepey, try a product with peptides that will strengthen the collagen. If you struggle with dry skin, use a moisturizer that has hyaluronic acid, petrolatum, shea butter, or oils.
  • At this age, a prescription retinoid will reduce brown spots, increase collagen production, exfoliation, and thickens the epidermis. A prescription strength cream will also be able to reverse precancerous sun damage. If this dries your skin out, only use it every other night.

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50s and Beyond

You might be thinking about retirement, but your skin care routine should still be full time. You can still prevent further damage from occurring and you can still work to stop damage from becoming worse. You’ll notice that smile lines are still present when you stop smiling and your skin may be drier and less elastic. Menopause can also cause skin care problems such as dryness and rosacea.

  • Use a daily cleanser that has a creamy, foamy texture.
  • Use a moisturizer that has peptides or an antioxidant such as vitamin C. Ask your dermatologist for a serum that your skin will absorb more easily than a cream or lotion. Continue using a moisturizer that contains an SPF of 15 or more.
  • Use a more hydrating prescription retinoid that will keep wrinkles at bay.

Whether you’re in your 20s and just starting to think about a skin care routine, or if you’re in your 50s and able to admire the wisdom that comes with the wrinkles, a medical spa can help keep your skin looking young and bright. VIP Medical Aesthetics offers microdermabrasion, botox, and sclerotherapy, or varicose vein treatment. The medical aestheticians are dedicated to giving you skin you love living in.