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April 15, 2014

Anti-Aging Care for Every Decade: At 20, 30, 40 and 50

Wrinkle-fighting moisturizers, youth serums, night cream...why use them and when? At approximately what age should you start? Here are a few tips to help clear things up!

At 20

Main issues or enemies

Solutions and good habits

  • Facial cleanser (at least at night)
  • Moisturizing day cream with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • Sunscreen in the summer or during prolonged periods in the sun
  • Anti-wrinkle cream? Night cream? Start using them only at the end of your 20s to prevent the appearance of the first wrinkles.
  • Eye contour cream starting at age 25, if needed

Starting at 30

Main issues or enemies

  • An unhealthy lifestyle (smoking, alcohol, poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, etc.)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Fine lines on the forehead
  • Line that runs from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth deepens
  • Fine lines around the lips (late 30s)
  • Dehydration of the skin begins

Solutions and good habits

  • A healthy lifestyle
  • Slightly richer day cream than the one used in your 20s; must be adapted to your skin type
  • Night cream
  • Eye contour cream
  • Skin care products with antioxidants (e.g. vitamin A, C or E, betacarotene, etc.)
  • Serums and the likes? In your mid-thirties, you can start using a serum to prevent the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Starting at 40

Main issues or enemies

  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Loss of firmness
  • Reduced production of collagen and elastin
  • Under eye puffiness and dark circles more pronounced
  • Loss of radiance
  • Complexion less even
  • Deeper lines and wrinkles
  • Skin less permeable to moisturizers
  • Appearance of age spots, redness and rosacea

Solutions and good habits

  • Exfoliating products (on a weekly basis)
  • Products that stimulate collagen production
  • Products with firming action
  • Toning products
  • Skin care with fruit acids and vitamins (A, C and E)
  • Anti-wrinkle, moisturizing and smoothing serums
  • Products from a same line or brand to optimize the effectiveness of each

Starting at 50

Main issues or enemies

  • Menopause
  • Production of collagen and elastin in sharp decline
  • Skin sagging
  • Dryness
  • Deep wrinkles, some of which become creases
  • Dull, uneven complexion
  • Thinner skin, making it less resistant to external irritants

Solutions and good habits

  • Diet: eat more essential fatty acids (omega 3s) and minerals
  • Enriched anti-aging products, especially at night, when skin repairs itself
  • Products for “mature skin
  • Ultra-moisturizing products, which contain ceramide and/or hyaluronic acid, for example
  • Regenerating products (with vitamins, minerals, collagen, proxylane, peptides, soy, etc.)
  • Anti-wrinkle, moisturizing, brightening and firming serums
  • Anti-aging products with filler agents to reduce the look of deep lines

Pharmacy services

Beauty consultants are familiar with the properties of the different anti-aging products and other beauty “elixirs,” as well as the effects of various active ingredients. Need more information or advice? Talk to them!