When we’re in our 20s, with decades of work and life ahead of us, most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about retirement. But just because the golden years seem light-years away doesn’t mean that you can’t start planning ahead by putting some money in a 401(k) or IRA. Similarly, it can seem odd to think about an anti-aging skin care routine at a young age. But just as starting to save money early on will leave you with more cash down the road, starting an anti-aging regimen sooner rather than later will give you the best chance of keeping your skin healthy and youthful-looking long into the future.
That said, no age is too old to start taking steps to protect and preserve your skin’s appearance. Here are some fundamental anti-aging skin care steps you can take as you go through life:
In your 20s, the biggest threat to your skin’s long-term prospects is damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. These rays do more skin damage than almost any other factor, so the sooner you get in the habit of generously using a broad-spectrum sunscreen every time you spend time outside, the longer you can enjoy your current youthful appearance. Keep your face clean and eliminate pollutants, grime, and cosmetic residue by washing your face twice a day, and add a good moisturizer to your bedtime routine to keep your skin hydrated.
By the time they reach their 30s, most people will start to notice the development of flaws and imperfections that are a natural part of the aging process. These include wrinkles and lines on the forehead and around the eyes and lips caused by years of repetitive movements. At this point in life, it will take a bit more effort to minimize the visibility and prominence of these flaws. You can go a long way towards accomplishing that goal by adding retinol to your anti-aging regimen.
Also known as vitamin A, retinol is a powerful antioxidant that can address a wide range of issues associated with aging skin, such as uneven skin tone, bumps, enlarged pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. Vitamin A can also enhance your skin’s luminosity and make it feel tighter and firmer. Moisturizers, creams, serums, and other retinol-rich products can be easily found at your corner drug store or online.
Forties and Fifties
By this point, you’ll want to be more aggressive in your anti-aging efforts. Increase your intake of vitamins C and E either through food or supplements. Vitamin E helps boost your body’s diminishing collagen production which in turn helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Vitamin C 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
It’s never too soon – or too late – to take steps to adopt an anti-aging skin care routine or explore ways a skilled aesthetic dermatologist can help you keep or regain the youthful appearance you want. 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.