Age Appropriate Skincare: What Should You Be Doing?

Skincare Thru The Ages

In Your 20’s

Your skin is rapidly changing, but lucky for you those skin cells are regenerating at top speed. Right now the collagen and elastin are in ample supply and your skin has never looked better. The best thing you can do to keep it looking radiant is prevent, prevent, prevent! The products you used as a teen just aren’t going to cut it as you grow into adulthood; your skin is much less oily now. Whether you have dry or oily skin, you should always use a moisturizer. You will be pleasantly surprised with your skin’s smoothness and texture when using the correct lotion or cream. Sometimes the day gets so busy, you don’t have the time and you might reach for the quick fried and fatty food, but try to substitute those fast foods with some fruit, veggies and protein instead. Unhealthy foods full of fats and sugars can actually speed up the aging process.

Recommended Treatments:

–     Phyto-enzyme, Lactic, Glycolic or Salicylic Peels

–     Microdermabrasion

–     Botox(R)

Recommended Skincare: The *NEW* Obagi360 System (available at Gotham Skincare)

–    Quick and easy, yet effective

–    Addresses the facial skin care needs of younger patients

–    Helps prevent the visible signs of skin aging

–    Provides a foundation for a lifetime of radiant, youthful-looking skin

–    Leaves the skin clean, fresh, and glowing

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In Your 30’s

Not only are you busy with career, family and life transformations, but you may also be noticing some additional changes in your skin. Since your skin cells are not regenerating at the rate they used to, you need to give your skin a little assistance. Keep an exfoliant on hand to scrub away the dry skin at least once a week. Alpha hydrozy acids are magical skin care ingredients that help to lessen the appearance of lines and balance your skin tone.

Recommended Treatments: 

–     Lactic, Glycolic or Salicylic Peels

–     Jessner or Obagi Blue Peel Radiance Treatment

–     Microdermabrasion

–     Botox(R)

Recommeded Skincare: The Obagi-C Rx System (available at Gotham Skincare) offers early intervention skin care to proactively address the emerging signs of skin damage, and is available in 2 customized sets, Normal to dry and Normal to oily systems, based on skin type, as well as Sun protection products. Complete skin care regimen specifically formulated for normal to dry skin to help address early signs of skin aging caused by sun damage.

–      C-Clarifying Serum

–      C-Cleansing Gel

–      C-Exfoliating Day Lotion

–      C-Therapy Night Cream

–      Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

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In Your 40’s

You are going to start to notice some significant changes to your skin. You may see some of those fine lines morph into deeper and more significant wrinkles. Your skin may not seem as firm and a visible loss of elasticity may have started to occur. As your estrogen levels decrease and years of sun exposure start to catch up with you, your skin’s underlying support structure and moisture retention are worn down and suppressed. This decade is going to be all about the moisture; your skin is craving it! You may want to think about getting a rich moisturizing cream that will not only soothe your dry skin but also protect it.

Recommended Treatments:

    Laser Skin Resurfacing

    Lactic, Glycolic or Salicylic Peels

–    Jessners, Obagi Blue Peel Radiance or Blue Peel Treatment

–    Microdermabrasion

–    Botox(R), Juvederm, Radiesse

Recommended Skincare: Obagi Nu-Derm System (available at Gotham Skincare) is an anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within… revealing healthy, younger-looking skin. Nu-Derm is ideal if you have:

–    Age spots

–    Fine lines and wrinkles

–    Rough skin

–    Skin laxity (loss of elasticity)

–    Erythema (redness)

–    Sallowness (yellowish complexion)

–    Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)

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In your 50’s+

You are not giving in to aging. There are several formulas and opportunities for you to make the most of your 50+ skin. With age comes age spots and thinner skin. There are several products to help you combat those. A key is always to treat while you sleep. Apply your anti wrinkle or other creams at night and let them work for you while you get your beauty rest. Remember the simple little things, like eating right, exercise and sleep. You will be amazed how all of these things impact your skin.

Recommended Treatments:

    Laser Skin Resurfacing

–    Laser Skin Tightening

–    MicroLaserPeel

    Lactic, Glycolic or Salicylic Peels

–    Jessners, Obagi Blue Peel Radiance or Blue Peel Treatment

–    Microdermabrasion

–    Botox(R), Juvederm, Radiesse

Recommended Skincare: Obagi Nu-Derm System (available at Gotham Skincare) is an anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within… revealing healthy, younger-looking skin. Nu-Derm is ideal if you have:

–    Age spots

–    Fine lines and wrinkles

–    Rough skin

–    Skin laxity (loss of elasticity)

–    Erythema (redness)

–    Sallowness (yellowish complexion)

–    Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)

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