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Age and Skin Type Appropriate Care Regimens

Age and Skin Type Appropriate Care Regimens
Over the course of our lives, our skin changes and adapts for various reasons. Some of these reasons have to do with environmental exposure such as UV damage, while others can be brought about by hormone imbalance, underlying health concerns, and eating habits. As we age, many of the proteins and tissues that comprise the structure of our skin will diminish or weaken, causing signs of aging such as wrinkling, skin laxity, and discoloration.

While we cannot halt or reverse the aging process altogether, we can—through better understanding the ways in which our skin can be supported by topical products—evolve our daily care regimens to fit our needs through every stage of life.

Collagen, Elastin, and Oil Production

While everyone’s skin is unique, there are a few certainties that are universal to us all. One certainty is the reduced production of collagen and elastin as we get older.

Collagen and elastin are key structural proteins produced naturally in our bodies and are responsible for keeping our skin firm, elastic, and smooth. The synthesis of these two proteins slows down the older we get, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients designed to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin in our skin—primarily the combination of vitamins C and A (found in our Vit C with Ferulic Serum, Brightening CEF Serum, and Restoration + GF Cream)—can help minimize and even undo some of the most common effects of premature aging.

Another example of how our skin changes over time is found in levels of oil production. As a rule, younger skin tends to produce more oil, which is one of the contributors to chronic acne (which is much more common in younger patients.) The downside of decreased oil production in our skin as we get older, however, carries new challenges, such as dryness, itchiness, more pronounced wrinkling, and a higher susceptibility to damage.

Adapting Your Daily Regimen to Support Your Changing Skin

Changes in our skin as we go through life require changes in our skincare regimens to match them. Products that may have been effective in one stage of your life can cause adverse reactions in others.

It is important, then, to work directly with your skincare professional to build a regimen that is suited to meet the needs of your skin. For this reason, Lumen offers a wide range of products to ensure that you discover the right solutions to support your skin health, no matter your age or unique requirements.

Understanding Your Skin Type to Improve Results

Another determining factor for developing an effective skincare regimen is your skin type (commonly broken down into categories such as dry, oily, and combination.) Your skin type encompasses several defining characteristics, such as your skin’s sensitivity to certain products, the tone of your complexion, your genetic background, and various external factors.

A skincare professional can help you determine which products will work best for your age and skin type. Maintaining a close relationship with your skincare provider helps ensure that as changes in your skin arise, the proper measures are taken to adapt to those changes in ways that will promote a beautiful, healthy, and radiant complexion.

Call (843) 781-6672 to schedule your skincare consultation.

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