In your 20s and think it’s too early to care about aging? Think again. Many in their late 30s and beyond who seek rejuvenation treatments wish they did more to maintain their youthful looks earlier. We rounded up the best beauty tips for every age so that you don’t miss out on the powers of prevention, and so that you can address the common skin aging problems.
KEEP YOUR SKIN HAPPY WITH GOOD HABITS
Would you be surprised if I told you that ophthalmologists recommend wearing sunglasses as early as possible to prevent cataracts in later life? Well, the skin is the same, and dermatologists recommend you start sunscreens… yesterday. Believe or not, there are vital skincare practices that should be performed literally from birth, and sun protection is one of them.
KEEP BEAUTY AN INVERTED TRIANGLE
Start by defying gravity. You might be surprised, but our skin produces less collagen as early as our twenties.
When we are young, the skin is firm with optimal collagen production and hyaluronic acid, and fat. The lower face is tapered and sharp, resembling an inverted triangle. Older faces generally lose volume and the skin starts to sag from the 30s, gradually inverting the beauty triange so the lower face is now wider and more U-shaped.
Many women are seeking preventive measures (from looking deflated and saggy), they start non-invasive skin tightening measures early. Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive device for skin lifting. Using high intensity focused ultrasound, this treatment stimulates a natural healing response which generates collagen. What’s amazing about this treatment is it goes pretty deep (4.5mm) to treat the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), which is manipulated during cosmetic facelift surgeries, but unlike the surgical facelift, it bypasses the skin without any needles or cuts and therefore there is no downtime.
Examine your facial expressions – when you frown, are there strong lines between your brows? If you see them, it is a good time to see your doctor and determine if you should have Botox done to prevent these lines from becoming permanently etched in the skin later on.
KEEP THE SKIN FIRM AND WRINKLE-FREE
This is the decade when the age really wants to show, it seems. Ramp up your anti-aging efforts with Trinity Facelift. This treatment protocol includes Ultherapy as well as Thermage, a radiofrequency skin tightening treatment which smoothens out fine lines, soften wrinkles and firms the skin. To tackle deflation in the cheeks, Volume High Definition Lift recreates the youthful and lifted curve of the cheeks using hyaluronic acid fillers. Those with peeking jowls (pouches of skin beside the corners of the mouth which droop towards the jawline) should also consider a threadlift procedure, such as the Infinity V-lift.
And of course, ensure you get started on the right anti-aging skincare and include potent anti-agers such as retinol and resveratrol.