We change as we get older – physically, mentally, emotionally – which means that the things we need to do to stay healthy, fit, and youthful change as well. While some health care regimens remain constant throughout life, like brushing your teeth, we need to adjust other routines to properly take care of our evolving bodies or fight the more unwelcome aspects of getting older. This includes how we take care of our skin as the years go by.
It is simply a fact of nature that the effort involved in keeping your skin healthy and vibrant in your 50s is going to be greater than it was in your teens and 20s. If you don’t alter your skin care habits accordingly, you’ll no doubt see diminishing returns in the mirror.
Here are some fundamental skin care regimens that you should consider adopting as you go through life:
Most people naturally have youthful looking skin in their teens because they are, well, youthful. To keep things that way for years to come, teens should make sure they generously apply sunscreen when they spend time outside. The sun’s UV rays do more skin damage than almost any other factor, so the sooner you get in the habit of protecting your skin from the sun, the longer you can enjoy the appearance of youth.
Keeping your face clean by washing off the day’s grime, pollution, and cosmetics at the end of the day can help reduce the chances of acne breakouts which plague so many teenagers.
Keep using that sunscreen and wash your face twice a day, but add some good moisturizer to your bedtime regimen to keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out.
This is when many folks begin to notice the imperfections and flaws that are a natural part of aging, such as lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes and lips caused by years of repetitive movements. It takes more effort to minimize the development and prominence of such flaws. Adding retinol to your existing regimen can go a long way towards accomplishing that goal.
Also known as vitamin A, retinol is an effective antioxidant that can address a wide range of issues associated with aging skin, including uneven skin tone, bumps, enlarged pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. It can enhance your skin luminosity and make it feel firmer. Moisturizers, serums, and creams and other products containing retinol can be found at your corner drug store or online.
Forties and Up
Keep up the good habits you’ve adopted over the years, but be a bit more aggressive in your anti-aging efforts by increasing your intake of vitamins C and E either through food or supplements. Vitamin E boosts your body’s decreasing collagen production which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Vitamin aids with regulating the synthesis of collagen proteins to sustain firmness and stability, provides photoprotection by preventing and treating ultraviolet (sun) damage, and promotes the synthesis of barrier lipids, which reduce hydration and moisture loss
Call Dr. Busso For Great Looking Skin No Matter What Your Age
No matter what birthday you have coming up, call Dr. Mariano Busso’s Miami-Coconut Grove offices today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation and learn more about how we can partner with you for better skin and a better quality of life.