Good Skin at Every Age
Dr. Ronald Moy
At every age and stage, our skin has specific needs. Sometimes we’re preventing, sometimes repairing and always hoping to improve. We asked Dr. Ronald Moy, one of the leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles, CA, what routine a beauty professional can suggest to clients to maintain skin health and appearance. Dr. Moy created DNAEGF Renewal Skincare and makes product-specific suggestions, while also offering lifestyle advice and a timeline of predictable skin changes and how to address them. Sun protection is important at every age, especially considering new research finds that as much as half the harm the sun does to the DNA in skin cells occurs up to three hours after exposure. ( www.latimes.com )
20s It is important to maintain a healthy diet with proteins, fruits and vegetables which helps yield clean and healthy skin. Avoid tanning, including any tanning salons, as indoor tanning can lead to a 74% chance increase in melanoma. If prone to acne, then using over-the-counter acne medicine like benzoyl peroxide or prescription medicines at night will help control and prevent breakouts. During the daytime, using sunscreens with broad spectrum protection is the best way to prevent future sun damage which includes wrinkles and brown spots. Also, try not to clog pores with heavy makeup and don't forget to use a cleanser for a brighter complexion.
30s This is around the age when skin starts to show signs of accumulated sun and environmental damage which is why it is important to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. Using daily sunscreens with broad spectrum protection or sunscreens like our DNA Sheer Defense that has broad spectrum protection and DNA Repair Enzymes can help prevent and repair sun damage simultaneously. The most effective combined protocol for skin in your 30's would be vigilant sunscreen use during the day and the use of hydrating creams at night such as the DNA Intensive Renewal for maximum repair while you sleep. Also, it may be a good time to start introducing a facial routine such as our DNA Regeneration Serum facials once a month. Facials allow ingredients to penetrate deeper in the skin for faster and more effective results. In this case the Growth Factor in the Regeneration Serum will penetrate deeper after a facial for maximum evening of pigmentation and tightening of the pores. Regular applications of Regeneration Serum at home nightly will also help with this. Overall, the skin still has great elasticity and complexion, so this is the window of time to do everything possible to keep this base line of skin health.
40s If just starting to take skin health seriously, taking actions such as regular applications of creams that are hydrating and help restore the skin's natural balance would be a great first step. An example of these would be creams with DNA Repair Enzymes that replenish the skin's natural supply of protective enzymes and stimulate cells with Growth Factors. Serums like our Regeneration Serum start to become more important to keep the skin elastic and thick and can be applied to the face, neck and chest on a nightly basis. After allowing the serum to absorb, using a night cream like our DNA Night Renewal (or if your skin tends to be oily a cream like the DNA Intensive Renewal) would help hydrate the skin and repair past DNA damage. Of course, keep applying broad spectrum sunscreens during the day. This is also the time to start considering light laser resurfacing and radio-frequency skin tightening and having micro-pen (small needles to help active ingredients to penetrate and be absorbed into the skin) with Growth Factors to encourage cell turnover and collagen stimulation.
50s Mature skin needs more attention with regular application of active ingredients. Daily broad spectrum sunscreens are important as are day time application of lighter hydrating and repairing creams such as DNA Intensive Renewal while using heavier, more hydrating creams at night such as DNA Night Renewal. Using Growth Factor serums will also help to stimulate skin cells to minimize wrinkles on the skin as a first step after cleansing both in the morning and night routines as well as considering micro-pen facials once a month. At this point, it is common to start considering laser resurfacing, Botox injections and radio frequency skin tightening.
60s At this age skin will become drier and will have an increased on set of wrinkles. While broad spectrum sunscreens and hydrating and repairing creams and growth factor serums will be vital to any skin care regime, micro pen facials may increase to twice a month. Procedures such as Botox injections and other fillers, as necessary, plus laser resurfacing and radio frequency skin tightening will also start to become more applicable, as well as regular facials.