Some time ago a famous plastic surgeon nicknamed as the ‘ antiaging guru ‘ , Marko Lens , told me bluntly that ” wrinkles are prevented at 20. At that age women have already abused, and abused, the sun, ” he said in reference to the enemy number 1 of the skin (and of his youth): solar radiation. Although it may seem exaggerated to think about wrinkles at that age, it is not at all. Although at 20 the need is to use sunscreen to prevent – actually it should be used from the earliest childhood, from the age of 2,According to dermatologists, at 30 skin care cannot be limited to just that. Sunscreen should be used without excuse, but also something else. At this point the question arises. Should I use an anti-aging cream? Should I start undergoing medical-aesthetic treatments? We talked about all this with two dermatologists, Dr. Paloma Cornejo , director of the clinic that bears her name, and Lidia Maroñas , from the International Dermatology Clinic team . And just a preview: both agree that at 30 you have to start taking care of yourself yes or yes .
How should the moisturizer be at that age?
Both Lidia Maroñas and Paloma Cornejo affirm that the moisturizer at 30, “has to be to hydrate and facilitate the retention of water within the epidermis without occluding the pore or adding excess fat,” says the expert from the International Dermatologist Clinic. The work of preventing aging will be the serums. Therefore, when choosing the moisturizer it is advisable to pay attention to the amount of water and fat it has. “If it is for oily skin, it is better that it be a moisturizer that is richer in water than in oil, and if it is dry skin the other way around,” says Cornejo.
Is it important to use serum?
It is important and necessary to use it because, as Cornejo points out, it is the ideal to prevent aging: “The serum is the concentrate of active ingredients, the moisturizing cream is to avoid the loss of water”, he says. Regarding the ingredients that the serum should contain at 30, the experts advise hyaluronic acid to hydrate; those of vitamin C to provide luminosity and repair the damage produced by antiaging cosmetics based on retinol or hydroxy acids, and the serums of ferulic acid for their antioxidant properties against free radicals.
Should I use the same cream during the day as at night?
You shouldn’t. Especially if we take into account that Cornejo says with devotion that the best preventive that exists at that age (and that it should be used at night) are retinoids . “It’s brutal for blemishes , sun damage , wrinkles , to prevent acne .” He says. Of course, he advises not to hit the spot and go to a skin doctor in delhi who prescribes the right retinoid for your skin type (and possible problems such as seborrheic dermatitis, acne, rosacea …)
How to choose the eye contour
There is no possible choice, the eye contour must be used from the age of 25 because, as Maroñas points out, dark circles “is one of the locations that before reveals, even exaggerates, our age and is one of the most sensitive to our life habits “. And although the eye ages due to many other factors – “The skin around the eyes is subject to multiple movements throughout the day,” explains Cornejo – specific creams are excellent preventives. When choosing them, dermatologists give us these guidelines:
-If the dark circles are bluish, it must contain vitamin K.
-If the dark circles are pigmented, it must have antioxidant and depigmenting agents.
-With crow’s feet, serums with retinol can be used.
Cleaning, with cleansing milk, gel, mousse or micellar water?
It is a matter of taste, although Lidia Maroñas is in favor of cleansing milk when the skin tends to become dehydrated. “They are better tolerated than soaps to cleanse the face. However, certain women with combination-oily skin , seborrhea or hormonal acne breakouts may benefit from using more astringent cleansers such as gels,” he says. Of course, it is important that they do not have surfactants that can dehydrate the skin. Regarding micellar waterBoth consider it a valid option at that age, especially in the morning. “I recommend using it when getting up to wake up the skin and to remove the remains of creams that we have applied at night,” says Cornejo.
Masks and peels, how and when?
Taking one day a week to “take care of your skin a little more” is a good idea. Eo implies, as recommended by the International Dermatologist Clinic dermatologist , exfoliating the skin once or twice a week and using specific masks to enhance a certain effect. “From the age of 30 I like to recommend an extra weekly dose of hydration and elasticity with masks that contain hyaluronic acid or vitamin C.”
Should I start with medical-aesthetic treatments?
“At 30 our skin will be grateful and reflect even the minimum care we give it, so it is not necessary large treatments to achieve important benefits,” says Lidia Maroñas. However, there are small medical-aesthetic treatments that will come in handy at that age.
– Peelings. It is Paloma Cornejo’s favorite option to carry out at that age. “They are perfect for bringing out the best in a skin and rejuvenating it. In addition, it has been shown that it can be preventive of skin cancer,” he says. Which ones to choose? It will depend on the type of skin but, in general, if there is acne, one of salicylic acid will be recommended ; with vitamin C to restore solar memory and based on alpha hydroxy acids and retinoic acid to treat wrinkles and blemishes. Always under the prescription of a professional.
– Combined mesotherapy of vitamins and hyaluronic acid. “To improve the quality, texture and shine of the skin,” says Maroñas.
– Intense pulsed light or laser to unify the tone, treat sun spots, redness and facial veins.
– Botulinum toxin “for the reduction of expression lines between the eyebrows, forehead and crow’s feet”, Maroñas points out.