Ageing gracefully has become a goal for many and luckily, this is more attainable than ever.
From professional treatments to at-home skin care products, there are more ways than ever to target your ageing skin concerns. However, there still seems to be some confusion on when to start anti-ageing treatments. What’s the right age to start and where do you begin? We take a closer look into the world of anti-ageing and how we can help you be the best version of you at any age.
What causes the skin to age?
One key word: collagen. Collagen is a protein in the body that assists in producing skin, muscles, bones, and connective tissue. Collagen is most abundant when we are younger, hence why babies have such soft skin. As we grow older, we produce less collagen as our bodies stop growing and needs less protein. By our mid-twenties, our collagen production is cut in half! This is when we start to notice fine lines and wrinkles emerging around our eyes and our forehead.
So what is the right age to start anti-ageing treatments? A look at the ages…
Early 20s: Prevent and protect
Prevention is better than a cure! ‘Anti-ageing’ may not sound like a term that would apply to young adults, but it is better to get ahead and develop a solid routine that works best for your skin to retain vitality in later years. Introducing antioxidants like Vitamin C in the form of moisturisers or a serum is a great way to stimulate collagen production and protects the skin from harmful free radicals. UV radiation is also one of the main causes of premature ageing, so using sunscreen regularly helps prevent early collagen and elastin loss. If you’re unsure on how to start creating a routine that is best suited for you, book a free consultation and skin care analysis with your local The Cosmetic Clinic.
25 to 35: Prevent, protect and defend
At this point in your life, it’s important to be proactive about anti-ageing. Research suggests that our skin’s structural proteins decrease drastically at this age, becoming dull and lacklustre. While you may see hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and fine lines begin to form, these small imperfections are easily improved with the right treatments. Visit one of our technicians at your local The Cosmetic Clinic for a microdermabrasion or micro-needling treatment as an option to target premature skin concerns. Both of these treatments can help stimulate collagen production and restore elasticity in the skin.
35 to 45: Protect, defend, and rebuild
At this age you might feel like it’s too late to start, but don’t fret! You can bring a healthy glow to your face at any age. You can help press pause on the ageing process by undergoing treatments that stimulate skin tightening, cell regeneration and collagen production. By doing this you are targeting fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, and open pores. Treatments such as a medi-aesthetic peel can help remove cellular build-up and stimulate skin regeneration.
45 and above: Prevent, defend, and rebuild
Moving into our forties, fifties, and sixties we start to notice deeper wrinkles, enlarged pores, and a reduction in overall skin integrity. Treatments such as LED light therapy and anti-wrinkle injections can help target skin concerns while dermal fillers help tighten loose skin around the face and neck. Maintaining a solid at-home anti-ageing skin care routine will also keep your pores small and your skin radiant. Applying a retinol every second night, like the Balense Retinol Renewal Concentrate, will help gently exfoliate the skin and encourage cell turnover and can lead to brighter, plumper, and smoother skin.
To begin your anti-ageing skin care journey, contact your local The Cosmetic Clinic today for a free skin analysis and consultation! Our highly trained technicians will work with you to help create a treatment plan that keeps your skin looking youthful at any age.