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A Comprehensive Guide to Skincare in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

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As we age, so does our skin, which means our usual cleansing and moisturizing routine isn’t enough to retain that youthful radiance into our 30s and 40s. With every decade come new skin treatments to add to your routine. You can’t combat wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and less elasticity with the products you use in your 20s, right?  If the thought of laser treatments, chemical peels and Botox overwhelms you, don’t worry! We tell you why and when it’s the right time to embrace them. Follow our guide on the right skincare for your 20s, 30s and 40s, and flaunt a dewy complexion at every age!

20s – Preserve and Protect


Girl, you’re in the prime of your life and so is your skin. The most important beauty move you should be making is applying sunscreen regularly to protect against dark spots, pigmentation and the harmful ageing effects of the sun. Trust us, you will thank us 10 years down the line. Acne scars and a few lingering zits from your teen years are probably your biggest concern right now.

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What You Should Do:

Stick to the all important C-T-M routine (cleanse, tone, moisturize), exfoliate your skin once a week, eat healthy and never, ever break the cardinal sin of going to bed without taking your makeup off.

Book yourself in for a Medi Facial every 4 to 6 weeks to repair, restore and rejuvenate your skin. It’s a much more enhanced version of your regular spa facial.

Try a chemical peel to help diminish acne, get rid of a dark tan, bring a natural glow and combat signs of ageing. They’re a safe, convenient way of clearing up and brightening your complexion. At About Face, you're assured that only highly trained medical practitioners led by a clinical dermatologist will attend to your needs.

Why not try permanent hair reduction and say goodbye to those annoying waxing appointments for good? Laser hair removal works at halting hair growth right at the follicle, giving you the freedom to wear whatever you want whenever thanks to smooth, hair-free arms and legs always.

30s - Fight Pigmentation and the Signs of Ageing Before They Settle In


Wrinkles are still too far away in the future to worry about, but you have noticed a few fine lines that weren’t there a few years earlier; skin discolouration (sometimes due to pregnancy) and not-so-supple skin are all concerns at this age.

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What You Should Do:

Aside from using sunblock religiously, you should start using eye creams for the day and night to keep your peepers looking fresh, hydrate the skin around your eyes and prevent fine lines.

Pigmentation removal should definitely be on your radar. At About Face, you can choose from an array of pigmentation therapies that can help restore your skin tone.

Laser skin rejuvenation is a great idea to refresh and rejuvenate your complexion. It’s a non-invasive therapy that treats sun damage, ageing and acne scars. It uses light energy to gently stimulate natural collagen growth, improve pores, remove irregular pigmentation and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, skin resurfacing procedure that gently exfoliates or polishes away the top layer of dead skin cells, while stimulating collagen growth to reveal healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother. Which means it helps get rid of dull skin, dark spots, scars, blemishes and stretch marks, while stimulating collagen growth.

40s - Focus on Collagen-Building and Combating Lines and Wrinkles


Thanks to tapering levels of estrogen, you will notice that your skin gets dry much more easily, the skin on your neck seems thinner and there are more fine lines around your mouth, eyes and between your brows.

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What You Should Do:

Use an anti-ageing serum with retinoids and peptides to help rebuild collagen. Also, try and use products with antioxidants to help fight free radicals and prevent ageing.

You should definitely try Mesotherapy, which directly infuses nutrients into the skin. Yup, all those expensive creams don’t even compare to the glowing effects of this treatment. It delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids to the dermal layer of the skin and starts showing results from the first session itself. By providing nutrients to the deeper layers of the skin, it’s anti-aging effects are fantastic.

Stimulate collagen growth with Skin Resurfacing therapy and maintain a youthful appearance. This safe and rejuvenating therapy gets more heat generated below the skin than the surface, which promotes collagen growth and also reduces the appearance of mild wrinkles, fine lines, red and brown spots, and improves skin texture and elasticity. It’s exactly what your beauty regime needs.

A great idea to target all those telltale signs of ageing like sagging skin under the eyes and around the brows and a double chin and neck is Skin Tightening ReFirme. It’s a non-invasive skin tightening therapy featuring advanced technology to tone, tighten and lift your skin in all those problem areas.

Embrace Botox; it prevents the formation of wrinkles and softens the existing lines. Anti-ageing fillers are a non-surgical way to achieve younger looking skin and provide volume for tired lines, wrinkles and prevent sunken cheeks and a tired, dragged-out appearance.

These are a few ways to put your best face forward even as more and more candles get added on top of your birthday cake!

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