Here is something straight from the horse`s mouth, as it were see what doctors have to say about taking care of your skin. Check out the kind of routines and skin care regimen that they recommend.
In your 30sMORNING
Wash with a gentle cleanser, followed by a moisturiser that contains alpha-hydroxy acids. If you have oily skin, use an alpha-hydroxy cleanser but skip the moisturiser. All skin types should finish up with sunscreen and, budget permitting, a vitamin C cream that contains ascorbic acid.
Rinse with a mild cleanser. Oily-skinned or acne-prone women should follow up with a prescription product that combats breakouts and photo ageing (sun damage). Women with drier skin can start applying retinol creams to help reverse damage. WEEKLY
Exfoliating is optional. If you do, be gentle; use only washcloths, or try a mild exfoliating product.
In your 40sMORNING
All skin types should use a gentle soap or cleanser, followed by a vitamin C cream, a sunscreen and if your skin is dry, and a moisturiser that won`t clog your face.EVENING
Wash with a gentle soap or cleanser, such as a foaming face wash, then apply a retinol product or for stronger exfoliation, something with retin-A.WEEKLY
(Optional) Exfoliate with a gentle facial scrub. MONTHLY
Acid peels can help reverse signs of sun damage and premature ageing, but make sure you consult a doctor first.
In your 50sMORNING
Whatever be your skin type, rinse with a gentle cleanser, and follow with a moisturiser containing alpha -hydroxy acid and a sunscreen.EVENING
Wash with a gentle soap or cleanser then apply any vitamin A product. Don`t exfoliate even a washcloth can be too harsh on more mature skin. MONTHLY
Regular chemical peels at a dermatologist`s office have helped some women reverse signs of ageing. But remember to have it done only by a trained technician or a certified doctor.
In your 60sMORNING
Wash with a mild soap or cleanser, and then apply a gentle moisturiser containing a sunscreen.EVENING
Before going to bed, apply a prescription retinoin cream (women with oily skin should use it every day; for women with drier skin, every other day or two to three times per week is sufficient). Finish up with a gentle moisturising cream to soothe the skin.LONG TERM
If you`re beginning to battle deeper wrinkles, you might want to consider laser resurfacing, in which the top layer of your skin is `lasered` off. The outcome is often excellent, although patients may be red and swollen for a month or so. The results last for five to ten years.