Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Beauty by the Decade

Denice Schwind
Denice Schwind

For many of us, our skin care needs change with time. To keep skin looking its best, your skin care regimen should change to address your unique needs. With the new and vastly improved products and treatments available today, we can tailor our skin care to achieve great looking skin at any age.

Here are the Beauty by the Decade updates you need to know:

A great complexion is more achievable than ever, and that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. Many of the newest medical grade skin care products penetrate better because ingredients are delivered in smaller molecules. Begin with a great cleanser and moisturizer specific for your skin type (oily, combination or dry) such as SkinMedica or Neutrogena skin care line.

In your 20s- 30s is the time to start your skin care regime to help maintain that youthful glow throughout your life. A good skin care routine is vital for your future skin health. Adding a medical grade antioxidant in the morning improves skin tone, texture and protects your skin from UV rays. Applying a broad spectrum sunscreen shields your skin from further damaging UVA and UVB rays. Treatment options include customized chemical peels to treat acne and brighten skin, along with custom facials to maintain that youthful glow.

In your 40s-50s your skin begins to change and the appearance of fine lines, unsightly sun spots and sun damage may start to appear. This is the time to add a Retin-A or Retinol to your evening skin care routine, to reverse the signs of sun damage and maintain healthy skin turnover. Using your broad spectrum sunscreen is a must, applying every four hours when outside. Adding an eye cream for hydration and to reduce puffiness (along with a good nights sleep!) keeps you looking fresh. Treatment options such as microdermabrasion facials to remove dead skin cells is a good option, leaving a healthy glow. Medical treatments such as photorejuvenation and laser treatments target brown sun spots and redness in the skin, improving texture and fine lines. Botox and dermal fillers help relax fine lines and soften creases that form around the mouth, replacing hydration on a dermal level.

In your 60s and beyond, your skin continues to change and requires extra attention. Combat the effects of aging by increasing hydration to your skin, adding cream moisturizers and a medical grade firming night gel such as TNS Recovery Complex by SkinMedica or Olay Regenerist cream. Medical treatments include fractionated lasers which targets and reverses sun damage, improving texture of skin and reduces fine lines. Skin tightening treatments for face, neck and eyes have advanced in technology, offering a non-surgical way to stimulate collagen with no down time.
No matter you age, your skin condition, or your desired outcome, your dermatologist can help you nurture, restore and maintain the health of your skin.

Denice Schwind, PA-C has specialized in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology since 2004 and is an industry leader in skin care and anti-aging. Denice will provide expert, unbiased information to you about skin care products, top trends, medical issues and anti-aging advice in her Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care column with MyEdmondsNews. Feel free to submit questions directly to Denice at denice@purskinclinic.com.

  1. I heard, while a student at UW Seattle, from a man who should know, that micro particles are dangerous. He was particularly concerned with their use in hospitals, because no safe disposal methods are in place.
    It seems that several people working with micro particles had died, similarly to people exposed to asbestos, only much faster. He did not know if they would penetrate the skin from, say, a garment, but it is evident and even advertised that they will penetrate skin from beauty products.
    I do not know what the hazards of skin penetration by micro particles would entail, but, for that reason, I avoid such products.

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