If you start to take optimal care of yourself early on, you can maintain a youthful and firm skin. We present care tips for the skin with 20, 30, 40 and 50.
Radiance has nothing to do with age – but the demands of the skin change over time. Above all external influences such as sun and cold as well as our lifestyle, i.e. factors such as smoking or lack of sleep, can leave their mark over the years.
However, modern anti-aging care does not wait until the time has come, but starts early in order to keep the complexion young and beautiful. We have put together the best care tips for every age group.
From 20: Clarifying and moistening
Usually such young skin is well balanced. It produces sufficient fat and moisture and therefore looks rosy and firm. Only small impurities can appear. By the end of 20, the skin becomes drier and collagen production (important for firm connective tissue) diminishes.
Care: In case of occasional impurities, you should not use teen cosmetics, they dry out the skin too much. Mild products that gently combat pimples with salicylic acid are more suitable. Creams with algae extracts help to prevent new inflammations. Skin soothers such as zinc or thermal water also relieve redness.
Professional help: A low-dose fruit acid peeling for dermatologists or beauticians helps to prevent new impurities and also smoothes small acne scars. The fruit acid causes the top skin layer to peel and thus renew itself faster than normal. Costs: approx. 200 Euro per session.
From 30: Strengths and protection
At 30, the skin already produces 40 percent less fat than in the early 20s, making its barrier layer more permeable and reacting with irritation and redness. The elastic fibres become more elastic, resulting in less tight contours. At the same time the cell division slows down, the skin looks tired and tends to swell.
Care: Mild products which rebuild the barrier layer and thus prevent redness are essential. In addition, the skin needs a lot of moisture, day care with antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and creams with a slightly firming effect.
Professional help: Laser treatments clearly and permanently fade red veins. The bundled light beam exclusively targets the red blood pigment in the dilated vessels and welds the veins together. Costs: approx. 150 Euro per session.
From 40: Tightening and vitalizing
Cell division becomes increasingly sluggish at this age, and blood circulation and thus the supply of nutrients to the cells is also significantly restricted – especially in smokers. As a result, old horny flakes remain on the skin for longer, often making the complexion look grey and pale. Fine wrinkles gradually change into deeper lines, especially in the sebaceous environment of the eyes.
Care: Everything is important that gently stimulates the blood circulation of the skin and thus prevents the dreaded “grey haze”. Clever helpers are vitamin A, i.e. retinol, retinaldehyde (intermediate stage between vitamin A and the normally prescription vitamin A acid) and salicylic acid.
Also good: so-called wrinkle fillers, such as bio-peptides. They specifically stimulate the formation of new connective tissue fibres, thus cushioning the skin from below.
Professional help: On certain areas such as the décolleté, neck or the back of the hand, the aging process sometimes leaves clearly visible traces. Here a hyaluronic acid gel, which is injected almost painlessly by the doctor in two to three treatments with wafer-thin needles, helps. Costs: approx. 200 to 300 Euro per injection.
From 50: Firming and building up
As the production of estrogen decreases, the skin becomes thinner, drier and increasingly sensitive. Collagen degrades more and more, the contours become limper. In addition, pigment production often gets mixed up, leading to brownish spots on the face and décolleté. The Naso-Labial wrinkles become deeper, the neck gets a few more creases.
Care: Phyto-oestrogens can have a noticeably rejuvenating effect at this age. These are botanical messengers that send impulses to tired cells to divide again more quickly. They act at the same docking points in the body as real hormones, but do not have their possible side effects.
They stimulate the connective tissue to produce new elastic fibres and protect collagen from degradation by the body’s own enzymes. In this way, they give the skin more density and firmness. South Sea pearls and biofermented yeast additionally help against age-related pigment disorders.