A pro-active approach, whether you’re 13 or 60, is how healthy
skin remains beautiful skin. Follow these tips from Annet King, Director of Global Education for The International Dermal Institute and skin health powerhouse
Dermalogica at any age.
20s: Skin will still produce a good amount of sebum (oil) and will have a healthy cell turnover of about every 28 days. Breakouts may still be
an issue, and you might start seeing fine lines.
• An oil-based precleanser to lift make-up and debris, followed by either
a soap-free gel cleanser (or anti-bacterial wash if you are acne-prone).
• Apply a sunscreen of SPF15 every day to keep sun damage at a minimum
and prevent hyperpigmentation (age spots).
• Shield against dryness lines with a silicone-based eye treatment.
• Select a clay-based purifying masque for troublesome breakouts. Apply
all over or spot treat as needed.
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Go for a 20-minute deep-cleansing treatment to keep skin clear!
30s: Step up exfoliation to resurface as skin renewal slows, and start to feed skin with age-fighting ingredients! Watch for acne triggered by stress, and hyperpigmentation (age spots).
• Switch to a cream cleanser as oil production slows in your 30s.
• Use a hydrating, antioxidant vitamin toner and moisturizer infused with peptides.
• Apply a sunscreen of SPF30 every day, and perform gentle exfoliation every day to increase cell renewal and brightening.
• Address lines around the eyes with a vitamin, silicone-based eye treatment.
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Start a professional treatment regimen every 4 to 6 weeks for skin health maintenance. Pair with a deep tissue massage to help relieve stress!
40s: Skin is drier with an increase in wrinkles. Pores and age spots are
more visible, and menopause can lead to dryness and sensitisation.
• Replenish lipids with a cream cleanser and a hydrating and cooling mist.
• Choose an emollient moisturizer with Vitamin E to shield and soften, polypeptides to stimulate collagen and Retinol to reverse skin ageing.
• Add a nighttime replenishing serum with peptides.
• Show extra care to hands with a moisturizing Retinol hand moisturiser.
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Request treatments that nourish and regenerate cells with warm oils, firming masques and acupressure.
50s: Hormonal changes trigger dryness and sensitization or rosacea. Wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin tone become more prominent as cell turnover and collagen production slow.
• AM: switch to a two-in-one exfoliating cleanser that resurfaces.
PM: use a cream cleanser that soothes and moisturises.
• Combat wrinkles, dehydration and sensitivity with a heavier-weight moisturizer
containing peptides, Retinol, Vitamin C and an SPF of 30 or above.
• Add a multi-benefit eye treatment with Retinol and peptides to treat lines, puffiness and dark shadows.
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Get a zone-by-zone skin analysis to keep your regimen up-to-date. Pair
home care skin aging products with professional microcurrent treatments.
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