What You Should Know About Your Skin in Your 30s
In your 20s and 30s, collagen and elastin levels are healthy and in production mode. Fluctuations in your hormones (barring menopause) can do a number on your skin. That’s why many women break out, even if they never did before. Your lifestyle to stress and your birth control plays into how clear your skin is.
Why they’re happening
One of the biggest skin problems that young women face is adult acne. Pimples emerge, mainly on the chin, lower cheeks and jawline. In your 20s and 30s, your body is in reproductive mode, which is directly linked to your hormones and, in turn, causes hormonal breakouts.
Fix them with
• First things first, see your dermatologist to determine the real cause of your breakouts.
• For hormonally induced acne, we can use hormonal-based therapies.
• A retinoid is beneficial for acneic skin since it helps regulate the skin’s shedding cycle, keeping pores clean and normalizing oil production. It works jointly to combat acne breakouts and also provide an anti-aging benefit to hinder the start of wrinkles.
When it comes to clearing up acneic skin, benzoyl peroxide, retinol, salicylic acid and sulfur are often used. Counting sulfur and resorcinol as key ingredients.
Why it’s happening
Hyperpigmentation occurs from a number of factors. Hormones and the sun are the main causes of discoloration, which manifests on skin as melasma. Also, the end effect of breakouts can cause spots to linger on skin for months. These spots can worsen and darken from exposure to the sun.
Fix it with
• Most dermatologists recommend hydroquinone as the first line of defense when tackling melasma and hyperpigmentation since it works to lighten dark spots by inhibiting the production of melanin, which gives pigment to the skin.
• To make the most of a lightening agent, which can be found in the form of alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) and retinoids, your skin needs to be exfoliated regularly.
• For all the effort you make to correct your skin, so that it’s even in color, you must protect it from the sun with sunscreen to prevent discoloration from returning.
One of the biggest changes to skin throughout each decade is that the sun damage that’s accumulated over the years starts to show. Do everything you possibly can to prevent that early on.
Evens Out the Complexion
Making use of natural skin brighteners like kojic acid, reverses the effects of discoloration, especially those caused by the sun, for a more evenly toned complexion.
What to do when you see your very first wrinkle.
When it comes to erasing the first signs of lines and wrinkles, follow an approach that consists of regular use of a retinoid and neurotoxins (used early on, they act as a preventative measure), like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. If you never make the wrinkle, you never have to get rid of it. Think of the skin like cardboard-once you bend it and get that line, it keeps creasing. While neurotoxins are standard for lines and wrinkles, doing Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) a few times per year allows the skin cells to become younger on a molecular level so that skin exhibits signs of younger skin.
Load Up On Sunscreen
If you’re not already using sunscreen every day, now is the time to start. This is so important, you need to wear sunscreen and get into the habit of putting it on every day to limit the amount of damage that will surface in your 40s, 50s and beyond.. UV rays break down collagen and elastin, making the skin look dull and discolored and hindering its ability to bounce back. Sun exposure at this point accelerates aging and can lead to early loss of volume, increased wrinkles and pigment changes.
The Kopelson Clinic offers a myriad of advanced dermatological treatments and procedures, Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions and cosmetic dermatology services to customize each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns.
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