Skin Care by Age: Why Each Decade is Different
I've learned a few things along the way in developing skincare - one of which is it's very difficult to please everyone. This is not because everyone is different, it's more complicated than that, it's because every age group requires different needs and every few years your skin changes.
So once you've figured out a good routine, you need to start all over again - kind of like baby routines - awesome. Yes there are seasonal, hormonal, and pre/post menopausal changes that can wreak havoc on your skin, add to this the physiological changes and now it becomes a big guessing game. With all these variables, skincare can be overwhelming but knowing what to expect and what you can do make it easier.
Scalisi Naturally Scientific Skincare with our Beauty Building Blocks can help you address your needs as they change.
So here is a quick summary ...
Think of it as What to Expect When You're Expecting Beautiful Skin
20's: Originally it was thought you needed to moisturize and use sunscreen. Now, we know this is when antioxidant production decreases. So in addition to this, using products with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and green tea extract should start right around your early 20's.
20's Scalisi Polish (23 active ingredients):
Including: Retinyl Palmitate = Vitamin A; Ascorbyl Palmitate = Vitamin C; Tocopheryl Acetate = Vitamin E.
30's: Your metabolism starts to slow, which includes the production of collagen - this is responsible for activating the repair process in your skin. A key to increasing cell metabolism is Niacin or vitamin B3. Start to take a daily multivitamin and this will include Niacin.
30's Scalisi Sparkle (32 active ingredients):
Including: Niacinamide = Vitamin B3; Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract = White Tea extract which is more concentrated than green tea.
40's: This is when "senescence" starts - when the natural life cycle of your skin cells starts to extend - since the cells aren't turning over as quickly, skin can look rugged, tired and not vibrant. Here is when you start to look to ingredients with peptides or retinol. Retinol hyper extends the cell turnover, which is why it can make skin red, flaky, thin and sensitive to sunlight.
Scalisi uses Peptides that have the same results as retinol without those side effects and works differently. Scalisi peptides convince the brain a wrinkle is a cut and triggers the overproduction of collagen to "heal" the skin.
40's Scalisi Moisturize (35 active ingredients):
Including: Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide = Peptides
50's: At some point menopause starts to kick in and this is when the skin barrier function weakens - what does this mean? - the skin becomes very dry and unable to retain hydration. Rich moisturizers with oils and petrolatum can help counteract this.
60's: The aging process accelerates. However, great news, researchers found that aerobic exercise (like jogging of cycling) twice a week has the ability to transform the structure of the skin at 65 and older to closely resemble those 20-40. So get out there and get your aerobic on!
50's and 60's Scalisi Dream (27 active ingredients):
Including: Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide = Peptides and Acetyle Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester = Peptide the acts like topical botox. Squalane and Petrolatum.
More good news?? Everything listed above is in Scalisi Skincare products plus a lot more so you have your building blocks as your skin changes. I use all of the products twice a day to improve, prevent and repair my skin. (I used the Advanced Wrinkle Cream as a booster under the moisturizer during the day and as a night cream.)
*The above references a study conducted by Olay, 23andme, and Harvard Medical School and written about in the October issue of Marie Claire Magazine. The objective was to find out what happens below the surface of the skin and how to affect, delay and perhaps reverse the signs of aging.