Catching problems early on is vital
Q. Is it true that once you reach mid-twenties you should incorporate anti-aging products in your skin care regimen?
A. A lot of women make the mistake of using these products after seeing changes in their skin. But it is always better to start early. It doesn’t mean you start using skin firming creams at age of 20. Eating healthy diet and investing in good skin care products can prevent early signs of aging. Irrespective of season, place and skin type, a sunscreen is a must. Exposure to sun without protection can cause damage to skin. Face wash and moisturizer are also essential. If you have oily skin, use light textured moisturizer which won’t cause acne.
Q. How often should women exfoliate as they grow older?
A. Microdermabrasion should be done only once a month. Whether you are young or old, avoid doing it frequently as it has side effects. It can cause early aging. Rather than just removing dead skin, frequent microdermabrasion will remove upper layer of skin which acts as a protective layer.
Q. Open pores and dicolouration become prominent after 30. How can these be treated?
A. It is easier to manage a scar than open pores. No home remedy can work wonders in this case. You need to visit a dermatologist. Laser treatment can help in minimizing those pores. Pigmentation can have numerous causes. First step is to find the cause and then proceed with treatment. It can happen due to medicine or post-pregnancy or hormonal changes. Application of creams with lightening agents followed by chemical peels containing glycolic acid can improve skin tone.
Q. As you cross 40, how does your skin care regimen change?
A. At that age eye bags and wrinkles become visible. You can correct the damage with help of fillers and Botox. After correcting it, you have to maintain your skin by keeping it moisturized. This is the time when you start using creams meant for wrinkles. Hydrating facials can also help in maintenance.
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