How many skin conditions are there? There must be hundreds? Thousands maybe? Most individuals will encounter at least one skin issue in their life (only one if lucky). Whether it be dryness, acne, pigmentation, or general skin sensitivity, it is important to know what products and treatments you should be using in order to maintain skin balance and health.
Products used in your early 20s may no longer be sufficient in your late 30s as the skin changes, so should your beauty regime. You can even choose a treatment like cryoskin in the UK for your healthy skin.
Here's our summary of how the skin changes over the years and our recommendations on how to care for it.
Teens to the Mid ’20s
During teenage and early ’20s, many will battle with either acne, blackheads, and/or blocked pores, and sometimes combined with dry skin. As the skin naturally exfoliates, dead cells can become lodged in the pores along with debris and excess oil, i.e. blackheads. Add bacteria to the equation and lo and behold, a spot is born.
To combat this, establishing a good cleansing routine early on is key. Use gentle AHA and BHA exfoliants 2-3 times a week and invest in quality ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Light Natural Botanicals, along with a broad-spectrum SPF to protect your skin through these youthful and important years.
Mid 20’s to the Mid ’30s
As you enter into your mid 20’s and young adult life, the first signs of aging can begin to appear, such as fine lines, wrinkles, or mild pigmentation, usually due to sun damage. And whilst you may think acne was a thing of the past, adult acne and various other hormonal skin changes as you age can affect the appearance of your skin.
Pregnancy whilst providing the ever-desired glow can also wreak havoc on your skin. Increased estrogen and progesterone can stimulate your melanocytes cells to produce more pigment (also known as the pregnancy mask or melasma).
Therefore, the level of treatment and strength needed for this age range greatly depends on how you’ve looked after your skin up until this point. Try Dermalogica Pure Light SPF50 RRP £65.00 to help regulate melanin production.