Skincare Through the Ages


When it comes to skin care, most of us fall into one of two categories.

There are those of us who never change our routine, using the same poorly suited face wash and moisturizer from high school.

Then there's the other group, who embrace treatments like Botox and chemical peels before there's a wrinkle in sight.

As we age, our skin changes. What worked in our 20’s won't do us any favors in our 30’s or 40’s. If the goal is to maintain a youthful, dewy glow well into our golden years, and look just as radiant every decade in between, we need to tailor our skin care regimen as time moves on.

If you're in your 20’s

At this age, your goal is to preserve and protect. In your 20s, many of the skin issues you see come from carefree living (and neglect): partying on weekends, drinking too much, pulling all-nighters and basking in the sun without sunscreen. There might be lingering acne from the teen years, as well. Hard living comes at a cost, though: fine lines can start to creep up in the second half of your 20s. To stave them off and combat these issues, it's important to start a consistent skin care routine that involves SPF. 

If you're in your 30s

Discoloration caused by sun damage, or melasma, and fine lines are likely two of your biggest skin challenges. At this point, you need to start exfoliating regularly because skin only exfoliates naturally every 35 days as opposed to every 14 in your 20’s.

If you're in your 40s

In your 40s, expression lines between your brows and around your eyes and mouth don't disappear like they did in your 30’s. Women’s estrogen levels begin to taper so your skin will become dryer. The neck and décolleté area might start to look crêpey as well. Overall you'll need to add moisture and collagen-building ingredients, such as peptides.

If you're in your 50’s

Moisture, moisture, moisture! Moisturizing should be your main concern in your 50’s. Loss of tone, hollow eyes and sagging are the biggest issues, and creams and serums can only do so much. If you're looking for more dramatic results, in addition to using powerful products that contain peptides, retinoids, or alpha hydroxy acids, consider talking to one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons about our non-surgical, and surgical, options!

Call Sound Plastic Surgery TODAY to schedule your complimentary customized skincare consultation with our

Medical Aesthetician, Erin!

(206) 729- 2248