THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG TIME TO START
There is no right or wrong time to begin treatment. If you are interested and, in a position, to start early, neurotoxin injections can potentially have a preventative effect. Botox is a wonderful tool to use in small amounts to prevent wrinkles from ever starting. Patients in their twenties and thirties will need less product than someone in their forties or fifties, but everyone will see results.
Life looks and feels different at every age—and so does your skin. Here’s a glance at what a skin care regimen should include in your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond if you are a skin minimalist – selected by Dr. Timm Golüke
IN YOUR TEENS
AM: Use sunscreen
PM: Wash your face
Studies show that the sun’s UV radiation causes 90% of skin aging. It’s never too early to start protecting your skin and a great habit to start young.
Also non-negotiable: Washing your face before bed to get rid of dirt, sweat, pollution and maybe make-up.
What are age spots?
Age spots are tan, light brown, or dark brown spots that come in areas of sun exposure and get darker with sun exposure over time.
The name is a bit of a misnomer as they can show up early—like in your late teens or 20s—but you do get more over time.
What causes age spots?
They are a mixture of genetics and sun exposure, which explains why they appear in areas of sun exposure and get darker with sun exposure over time.
Age spots are related to cumulative sun exposure, or the total amount of sun exposure over a lifetime.
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that causes dark patches or spots to appear on the skin. This darkening is due to excess production of melanin. Dr. Timm shows you which ingredients can help to lighten those dark spots.
“Vitamin C blocks tyrosinase, an enzyme your body uses to produce melanin and is also a potent antioxidant, which means it protects skin cells from further damage either from the sun or outside pollutants.”