Skincare should be tailored according to your age and skin needs. You undergo a lot of changes when you age, your skin included, so it is important to switch up your skincare routine. You may love a product when you were 20 but that will not work for you when you are 50. Your skin needs variety to remain healthy.

Here, we have broken down decade-by-decade recommendations of what to avoid, products, and services:

Teens

At this age, you experience a spike in your hormone levels resulting in oily to combination skin or sensitive skin. Carefree-living, basking in the sun unprotected, and pulling all-nighters is hardly avoidable at this age which is important to start taking serious care of your skin lest all these will badly manifest as you age.

Your ideal regimen:

  1. Cleanse to remove excess oil and dirt accumulated throughout the day. Make sure not to go too harsh so you will not dry out your skin.
  2. Moisten a cotton pad with anti-bacterial toner and dab onto the skin to unclog the pores, preventing whitehead and blackhead formation.
  3. Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays – and do so frequently by applying sunblock before heading out and re-applying every two hours.
  4. Use anti-acne medications at night to spot-treat existing acne

Products to stash:

NuDerm Supreme Mild Wash Lotion/ NuDerm Skin Care Systems Liquid Facial Wash/ NuDerm Skin Care Systems Clear Facial Soap (for very oily skin), NuDerm Supreme Lightening Clarifiance Toner/ NuDerm Skin Care Systems Clarifying Lotion/ NuDerm Skin Care Systems Astringent Toner, NuDerm Skin Care Systems Dermisol Lotion, NuDerm Skin Care Systems Sunblock, NuDerm Supreme Glytoner (night use), and NuDerm Supreme Dermage (18-year-old +)

Treatments to try:

Black Peel and Acne Clear Advance with PDT

What to avoid:

Self-pricking, over-peeling, use of alcohol-based products, taking a high dose of vitamin B complex, and dairy and high-carbohydrate diet. 

Your 20s

By the time you turn 20, your skin is probably at its best possible state – if not dry, acne-combination, or sensitive. Nevertheless, it is during this decade when you should focus on three keywords: protect, prevent, and preserve.

Your ideal regimen:

  1. Introduce double-cleansing into your routine to break down the day’s grime with the use of cleansing oil and to deep clean with a water-based cleanser.
  2. You may experience a random breakout once in a while so opt for an anti-bacterial and hydrating toner that targets pimple-causing bacteria without drying the skin.
  3. Wear sunblock holistically during this decade – and yes, it is non-negotiable. Wrinkles and fine lines start to appear at the latter part of your 20s, so slow down the signs of aging with sunblock.
  4. Apply a resurfacing night cream to encourage skin renewal, and enhance skin texture.
  5. Swipe a lightening night cream all over your face to fade out skin pigmentations and to brighten skin tone.
  6. Use a moisturizer to hydrate and soften the skin.

Products to stash:

NuDerm Supreme Mild Wash Lotion, NuDerm Supreme Lightening Clarifiance Toner, NuDerm Skin Care Systems Sunblock, NuDerm Supreme Glytoner, NuDerm Supreme Dermage, and NuDerm Supreme Fade Toner

Treatments to try:

Total Rejuvenating Facial, Acne Clear Advance with PDT, Skin Reborn (3FACE)/ Intense Diamond Peel, NuFACE CO2 Laser Solution, and Dermal Roller/ Supreme Therapy

What to avoid:

Unprotected sun exposure, self-pricking, and incomplete removal of makeup

Your 30s

Fine lines and wrinkles partnered with combination or sensitive skin are the usual concerns of individuals in their 30s. By this time, you should have an established skin care routine with active and potent ingredients to combat discoloration and early signs of aging.

Your ideal regimen:

  1. Double-cleanse to remove dry and dead skin cells that your skin was not able to shed during cell turnover.   
  2. Use a hydrating toner to even out the skin.
  3. Your skin still needs continuous protection, so use a liberal amount of sunblock before heading out.
  4. Stimulate, promote, and increase collagen and elastin production with a resurfacing night cream.
  5. Fade out dark circles and pigmentations with a lightening night cream.  
  6. Lather ample amount of moisturizer to keep your skin plump, youthful and dewy.

Products to stash:

Mild Wash Lotion, Lightening Clarifiance Toner, Sunblock, Glytoner, Dermage 0.05% and 0.1%, and Fade Toner

Treatments to try:

Total Rejuvenating Facial, Acne Clear Advance with PDT, Skin Reborn (3FACE), NuFACE CO2 Laser Solution, and Supreme Therapy

What to avoid:

Unprotected sun exposure, overzealous use of peeling agents, smoking and alcohol intake, and high carbohydrate and low fiber diet.

Your 40s – 50s +

There is no turning back from aging as expression lines, wrinkles, pigmentations, and overall loss of skin elasticity greatly manifest at this decade. It is also important to pay attention to the skin around the eyes as dark and hollow circles become more obvious.

Your ideal regimen:

  1. Your skin is relatively dry at this age so use a moisturizing wash to remove dirt without stripping the skin
  2. Remove excess dirt not removed by a cleanser with a hydrating toner.
  3. Your main concern during this decade should be inducing and retaining moisture, so use a moisturizer holistically.               
  4. Continue using sunblock before heading out and reapplying throughout the day to avoid aggravating the loss of collagen and elastin.
  5. Focus on improving skin texture while filling in lines with a resurfacing night cream
  6. Brighten up your skin with a lightening night cream for a radiant look in the morning.

Products to stash:

NuDerm Supreme Mild Wash Lotion, NuDerm Supreme Lightening Clarifiance Toner, NuDerm Supreme Revitalizing Moisturizer with Sunscreen, NuDerm Skin Care Systems Sunblock, NuDerm Supreme Glytoner, and NuDerm Supreme Dermage 0.05% and 0.1%

Treatments to try:

Skin Reborn (3FACE), Fruit-based Peel/ Dermpeel, Electorcautery for warts/ sebaceous keratosis, Supreme Therapy Skin Rejuvenation,  Dermal Fillers for moisture and volume, Botox and Microbotox for wrinkles, fine lines, and mild contour lift, and NuDerm Thread Lift for facial reshaping and contour lifting

Things to avoid:

Unprotected sun exposure

Skin problems can arise across generations so it is best always best to consult with your dermatologist now to get a more rigid and personalized skincare regimen made just for you!

Book a consultation of your favorite Dermclinic service now!