If you’re in your 20s, you’re likely experiencing the best skin appearance of your life. Teenage problems like acne, increased sweating and excessively oily skin have likely gone by the wayside or decreased significantly. On the flipside, you also haven’t gotten to the stage where your skin becomes overly dry, loose or lined from age and stress.
Unfortunately, aging happens to everyone, whether we like it or not. With this in mind, you may be asking yourself, "how do I keep my skin looking this good for years to come? And can I make my face look even better than it does now?"
The answer to the latter question is yes, you can. You can do this by following our top tips for aging prevention in your 20s. This strategy will also help you achieve younger-looking skin for years to come. Healthy skincare habits will help you maintain the youthful firmness of your skin, thereby reducing the creation and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A clear plan and a little help from Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills can help.
One of the best ways to start aging prevention in your 20s is by adopting a daily healthy skincare regimen. The best routine is one you can easily complete on a regular basis. This regimen may be difficult at first, but if you’re committed, you will see the results.
The first thing should do is protect your skin from the sun and ultraviolet (UV) light. You may not realize it now, but those days of lying on the beach or visiting the tanning beds can do more aging damage to your skin than nearly anything else out there. Look for shade, cover up with hats and sunglasses and apply sunscreen daily, even if you’ll only be outside for a short period of time. Small exposures to ultraviolet radiation add up over time. The results are skin damage, age spots and fine lines around your eyes. This damage will make you look older, so prevention before this damage occurs is key.
Apply a good moisturizer daily, even if your skin doesn’t seem dry on the surface. Your skin begins to dry out as you age, causing fine lines and wrinkles that may appear seemingly out of nowhere. Moisturizer can trap water within your skin, keeping it supple and youthful-looking. Apply moisturizer not just on your face, but all over your body. Be sure to choose an appropriate formula based on your needs and skin type for best results. For example, a body moisturizer is most effective for your dry elbows and feet, whereas a facial moisturizer is formulated for the sensitive skin and particular needs of your face.
Use a gentle cleanser and warm water to wash your face every night before bed, as your face collects deposits from the environment throughout the day. Your face may have makeup, smoke, sweat, food particles and a number of other substances trapped in its pores by the end of any given day. You don’t want to go to bed with dust and debris ground into your skin - nor do you want to rub it into your pillowcase. While you want to make sure your face is clean at night, you’ll also want to avoid scrubbing too hard with soaps that can dry out your skin. Warm water can help flush your pores, keeping them small, while your skin looks smoother and more youthful.
Harsh products that burn or sting your skin should be avoided. You may be tempted to try anti-aging products that promise instant results, but if your skin itches, burns or stings when you apply them, those products are irritating your skin. This will only cause more damage, oftentimes making you look older.
Our aesthetic specialists in our Beverly Hills medspa can recommend a product or procedure to help you with aging prevention in your 20s based on your personal anti-aging goals and needs. Our suggested products, such as Obagi and SkinCeuticals, can produce instant results, though patients are encouraged to stay the course of at least six weeks to determine just how effective a product or post-treatment regimen can be.
While maintaining a thorough skin-cleansing routine is essential for aging prevention in your 20s, we all encounter periods when we need a little more help. Facials can prevent dull, wrinkled skin when performed on a regular basis by a licensed aesthetician. They can increase blood flow and stimulate skin cell turnover as well as exfoliate dull and aging skin.
A clarifying facial can be used to deeply cleanse your skin, especially if you’re prone to oily skin or clogged pores. Here at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills, we use LED lights and a gentle exfoliation technique to stimulate your cells, rejuvenating dry or damaged skin that makes you look older. A quick clarifying facial will remove the buildup of old cells and pollutants that are preventing you from looking your best.
For skin that needs a little more care, you have a few improvement options. A stimulation facial is a thorough exfoliating option that penetrates your damaged and dry skin. This penetration allows the facial products to sink deep into your pores, producing brighter, more youthful skin.
If you have visible damage from acne scarring or ultraviolet radiation, you should consider the stem cell facial. Using stem cells from a rare French apple, this aging prevention option relaxes and rejuvenates your face and neck to produce drastically improved, healthier skin.
If your skin is a victim of sun, smoke or other early aging damage, an antioxidant facial can provide some relief through a combination treatment of oxygen, nutrients and vitamins that is dispensed into your skin through a soothing mist. This treatment is literally a breath of fresh air, delivered directly to your damaged skin.
When you have a few stubborn lines that are not responding to your daily routine of cleansing, moisturizing and protecting - and a facial hasn’t finished the job - it may be time for Botox or Dysport.
Botox and Dysport are cosmetic injections that are used to correct wrinkles that have formed due to repeat muscle movements through commonly used expressions. Botox and Dysport are typically applied by our aesthetic injection specialists between your eyebrows, in the crow's feet area around your eyes and in the creases of your forehead to relax the muscles and smooth out the appearance of lines and wrinkles. By using these injectables now, you’re able to prevent the lines and creases from forming before they start to alter the composition of your face.
For a deeper method of anti-aging, consider laser treatments for skin resurfacing. Trained aesthetic specialists use lasers to remove the weather-beaten and damaged outer layers of your skin, revealing tighter and more youthful skin. These treatments can also stimulate collagen growth deep under the skin, filling in lines and wrinkles that have yet to form. Collagen is useful for repairing damaged skin caused by scarring or sun, while simultaneously creating smoother skin now before more years of harm occur.
The Clear & Brilliant laser treatment resurfaces the skin and provides a brighter and healthier look. Just one Clear & Brilliant session can leave your skin with fewer blemishes, a more even tone and greater elasticity.
The Fraxel Dual laser is another skin-healing, anti-aging option. It delivers thousands of microscopic treatments per square centimeter of your skin, thereby removing underlying layers of unhealthy tissue. This laser can reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles and enlarged pores, giving you the smoother,younger-looking skin you want.
If your skin has signs of sun damage or hyperpigmentation, both of which can prematurely age your skin, the Photofacial laser treatment may be the best option for you. This approach soothes and strengthens the top layers of your skin using a broad-spectrum flashing light that produces a smoother and more elastic surface.
The ideal regimen for your personal anti-aging program depends completely on you, your type of skin, your goals and your commitment to the routine. If you want to start working on aging prevention in your 20s, this is the time to get started. Contact us at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills today to set up a consultation and determine the right course of action for you. You can have your 20s skin for many years to come!