Celeste Hilling, CEO and founder of Skin Authority and host of World Talk Radio's Skin Health Today, knows a thing or two about beautiful skin. In fact, if you take a peek at one of her skin care video's, you'll instantly notice her own flawless skin.
Celeste took some time to give us some fantastic anti aging skin care tips when it comes to taking care of your skin by decade. Read on to see what Celeste thinks is most important for healthy, beautiful skin, no matter your age.
Before we break down our skin by decade, the following steps are something you should always do no matter your age or decade.
- Practice Sun safety
- Drink Water
- Eat well
- Pro-active stress relief
20’s – Things begin to slow. For example, new skin cell production slows down by a rate of four times as cells go from a complete turnover every five to seven days to every 21 days.
This means that fine lines begin to develop around the eyes and mouth and photo damage starts showing in the form of freckles and spots.
Tips for the 20’s:
- 1 – Some form of mild resurfacing needs to start. Do this at least two times per week.
- 2 – Daily sun protection (rain or shine)
- 3 – Begin to introduce antioxidants into regimen for extra protection. The antioxidants will also help cells that are not fully damaged further protect themselves.
Skin Authority's Kit Recommendation: Essential Skin
The skin care routine established in your 20’s is your staple. You’ll want to continue that routine and add to it in your 30’s and beyond.
30’s – This is the decade when stress becomes a factor on the skin. People are multi-tasking more; they are planning weddings, having babies, establishing themselves into careers, etc. The cell turnover cycle has slowed to 28 days and pre-menopausal build-up starts to show on the skin.
When the pre-menopausal hormones are combined with stress, the effects on the skin include: adult onset acne, hormone-induced pigmentation, darkening of the skin above the lips, and fine lines becoming fuller.
Tips for the 30’s:
- 1 – Practice pro-active stress reduction techniques such as Yoga, Pilates and meditation.
- 2 – Anti-inflammatory products (DHAs) should be added to regimen. These include mango, shea butter and salicylic acid.
- 3 – May want to start an actual treatment program for hyperpigmentation that combines daily resurfacing with professional treatments.
Skin Authority's Kit Recommendation: Clear Skin
Take what you did the 20’s and 30’s and add…
40’s – Welcome to the decade of defense! Cells now turn over every 45 days, so nourishing and protecting the skin is critical. The skin is drier and does not produce as many elastins.
Tips for the 40’s:
- 1 – Daily resurfacing that includes regular in-clinic treatments (six times per year) and at home.
- 2 - Skin Growth Factors, Vitamin C, and Peptides should be added to boost collagen and elastin.
Skin Authority's Kit Recommendation: Bright Skin
When you hit the 50’s, you are taking the skin care lessons that you’ve been doing since you were 20 and add…
50’s – It now takes two months (60 days) for cells to turn over. The skin is definitely not as lifted or tight.
Tips for the 50s:
- 1 - Non-invasive procedures may be considered including fillers that use natural substances to replenish what nature is no longer producing/
- 2 - Skin will be very dry. Hydration is key through moisturizers, lots of water and healthy food.
Skin Authority's Kit Recommendation: Youthful Skin
To learn more from Celeste, visit Skin Authority's Knowledge Center. You'll get skin care tips and product education from Celeste. Also, turn in every Thursday at noon pacific time to Celeste's radio program, Skin Health Today. You can also listen to archived programs, including Celeste's interview with me on Super Summer Skin.