Beautiful You

Skin Care in Your 20s, 30s, 40s and Beyond

Caring for your skin is crucial to looking and feeling beautiful at any age.

We all know we should wear sunscreen during the day and wash our face every night, removing all traces of makeup. But what else can we do to maintain healthy skin throughout the decades? And where do we begin?

Angela Ina, an aesthetician and director of V-Spa at Visage Surgical Institute in Medina, is a skin care expert with answers.

“Sunscreen is key, but there are other things you can do as well,” says Ina. “Women at any age will benefit by using a vitamin C serum. I also recommend an anti-aging medical grade skin care product such as SkinMedica and Obagi.”

Skin Care in Your 20s

“Eye cream is essential in your 20s,” says Ina. “We recommend SkinMedica’s TNS eye repair, which works well for everyone. Your 20s are when skin cell turnover begins to slow down and dead skin cells are not easily shed, leading to a dull, lifeless complexion. Receiving routine facials, such as V-Spa’s oxygenating jet peel facial, will help slough off dead skin cells to reveal healthier skin.”

Skin Care in Your 30s

As much as we hate to admit it, the skin begins to show signs of wrinkles and pigmentation in our 30s.

“Everybody’s skin is a little bit different,” says Ina, “The V-Spa aesthetician can provide you with customized anti-aging treatments using our Emage digital skin analysis to determine which treatments are best for you.”

According to Ina, this is the time to look into chemical peels to smooth skin, clear acne, erase fine lines and reduce wrinkles. “If you’re in your 30s, invest in a serum such as SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum or Vitamin C & E serum. Your routine, every day and every evening, should be to cleanse, tone, apply serum and wear sunscreen daily.”

Skin Care in Your 40s and Beyond

As a woman enters her 40s, she is also probably approaching perimenopause or even menopause.

“This is when the skin starts to grow thin, dry and dull,” says Ina. “Fine lines appear while excess facial hair and breakouts may occur. It’s sometimes referred to as hormonal aging.This is the time to become more aggressive with powerful, effective treatments and topicals such as The Perfect Derma Peel, Botox, Juvederm and surgical options. For a more youthful look, we also recommend Venus Legacy, a nonsurgical way to tighten fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. This procedure uses radio frequency and heat and is most effective after 7 to 10 treatments. There is no pain and no downtime. You can have it done on your lunch hour.”

Ina said she’s dedicated to giving each patient the time they need to discuss their problem areas and possible treatments. “We take our time and really get to know our patients. We are dedicated to making a difference in their lives. We want them to always look and feel their best.”

Who could ask for anything more?

Angela Ina manages V-Spa at Visage Surgical Institute. Faisal A. Quereshy, MD, DDS, FACS is the medical director of Visage Surgical Institute located at 3591 Reserve Commons Drive, The Keystone Building, Suite 300 Medina  330.721.2323  VisageFaceMD.com