Skin Care Changes as You Age

Aging brings many changes in life and as the years come and go, your skin changes too.

There are ways to keep your skin beautiful and glowing at any age, such as wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun, drinking a lot of water and always taking your makeup off before bed.

However, hormone levels, the amount of collagen the body produces, and the accumulation of sun damage are all things that impact how your skin changes as you age. As a result, using the same skin care regimen you used as a teenager may no longer be as effective. Your skin care regimen should change over time as your needs change.

Investing in professional treatments and using the right products for your skin should be part of your skin care regimen no matter what stage of life you’re in.


Taking care of your skin when you’re in your 20’s is the best thing you can do to make sure that you have great skin in your 60s. It’s never too early to develop good habits when it comes to skin care. Your 20’s are the perfect time to develop the building blocks for healthy, glowing skin long-term. Plus, in a world of photo editing and social media, we want you to be able to have the confidence in your skin to go filter-free during this exciting decade of your life.

Below are some of the best procedures we recommend to keep your skin healthy in your 20’s, but first, let us discuss the importance of sunscreen:
Sunscreen — This is one of the most important products you should apply every day – even in the winter. Evidence shows that using sunscreen every day helps slow down the skin’s aging process. We highly recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher on a daily basis.

Dermaplaning — In your 20’s, you’ll benefit from our Dermaplaning procedure, which is a non-invasive, exfoliating treatment that can peel back dead skin, giving you a refreshed and dewy glow. With no downtime, this is a quick, easy treatment that can instantly give you a brighter complexion and very smooth soft skin.

Diamond Glow Facials — For routine maintenance of your skin, we recommend our hydrating, rejuvenating facials like our Diamond Glow, which removes dead skin and infuses your skin with serums custom to your unique skin needs.

Clear Skin Protocol — This eight-week skin care treatment is popular for a reason. Treat yourself and your skin to this treatment for radiant, clear skin.

Sun-Damage Skin Care Package — Our sun-damage skin care package can help treat post-summer damage. If you spent a little too much time sunbathing or if you deal with hyperpigmentation, this may be the right package for you. Microneedling — In your 20’s, you don’t want to neglect taking steps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is an effective way to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and turn over your skin. More collagen means fewer wrinkles down the road!

You should also focus on using the best products to maintain your healthy skin. We offer some amazing skin care kits and systems like Jan Marini, ZO Skin Health, and SkinMedica that are effective and will keep your skin looking fresh and blemish-free. These skin care kits and systems are tailored to your skin type — from oily to dry to combination skin.

Investing in good products that work will lead to a lifetime of good habits. Finding the right products can be a difficult process, but during a consultation with us, our aestheticians will recommend the perfect skin care system for your skin type that will address any frown lines, acne scars, or sun damage worries.


When you reach your 30’s, your skin is still youthful, but some issues like sun damage or fine lines may begin to form. Between kids, careers, and everyday life responsibilities, it can be easy to put off taking care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup though, so make time for self care!

In your 30’s, we continue to recommend applying broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher daily. Microneedling should also be a consistent treatment to add to your skin care plan since your skin starts making less collagen once you hit 25. This treatment helps you produce more collagen and tightens, plumps, and restores your skin. We also recommend continuing or adding Dermaplaning into your treatment plan as a way to refresh your skin and replenish its glow.

For lasting results, incorporate regular treatment sessions by a certified aesthetician or aesthetic nurse specialist. In your 30’s, consider making these treatments part of your routine: Custom Facials — A soothing way to cleanse, tone, exfoliate and rehydrate the face — a customized facial removes dead, dry cells from the top of the skin and reveals fresh skin cells that give the skin a youthful radiance. Our facials are developed according to your skin type, whether you have dry, oily, sensitive, or combination skin.

Chemical Peels — We offer a number of peels to fight off aging, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and pesky hormonal acne that can show up when you reach your 30’s. Peels remove the aged and damaged layers of skin, and remarkably, the skin that grows back does not return with the wrinkles, sun damage, and lesions it was treated for in the first place. No matter what your skin goals are, we have the right peel for you.

Botox — It’s no surprise that Botox is a favorite among women wanting to improve or prevent wrinkly skin. This muscle relaxant rejuvenates the skin by freezing the muscle. It smooths out wrinkles by causing the muscles just beneath them to slacken. The results can take years off your appearance. It can be used to treat those pesky forehead lines, the “eleven” frown lines between your eyes, crow’s feet, and more.

Filler — Plumpness can also decrease as you enter your 30’s. A great way to combat the loss of volume is through fillers. Fillers are compounds such as hyaluronic acid that are injected underneath the skin to fill out areas that are wrinkled, lined, or furrowed. They can be used to add volume to sunken, dry, or thin areas such as the lips or the cheeks. Our aesthetic nurse specialists will work with you to achieve just the right look.

A skin health and beauty consultation with us at Fort Wayne Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is the best way to know for sure what treatments and products are right for you and your skin. Talk to your aesthetician about our amazing product lines that target skin at any stage of life and prevent signs of aging.


In your 40’s, you may begin to notice your skin showing signs of a life full of adventures and days in the sun. Whether you notice more wrinkles, dark circles, fine lines, drier skin, or any other changes, we have treatments that can boost your confidence and leave you glowing.

As we have mentioned above for your 20’s and 30’s – we continue to recommend applying broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher daily.

Treatments we continue to recommend at this stage of life include exfoliating Dermaplaning treatments, Diamond Glow or Custom Facials to focus on your unique needs, and Chemical Peels, Botox, and Filler to lessen the appearance of fine lines and add fullness.

If you want to transform your skin in just eight weeks, try our skin care treatment programs Anti-Aging Protocol and Sun Damage/Brown Spot Correcting Protocol.

We also highly recommend adding these treatments into your schedule during your 40’s:
RF Microneedling — RF Microneedling involves the use of radio frequency energy and heat to activate collagen production. RF Microndeeling is perfect for this stage of life because of its ability to leave you rejuvenated while reducing the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, sagging, dullness, and more. (FC)

IPL — The IPL — Intense Pulse Light —- treatment uses light to target and break apart pigmentation of the skin, making it ideal for the sun damage or brown spots you may have begun to notice in your 40’s. This non-invasive treatment is great for the face, neck, chest, and back of hands and has a downtime of three to seven days.

Laser Genesis Skin Care Treatments — Laser Genesis gradually heats the skin using a laser to aid in fading scarring, redness, broken blood vessels, and to lessen the appearance of rosacea. As a result, you walk away with smoother skin and less appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and wrinkles.

It’s a good idea to regularly talk to your aesthetician about your skin care regimen. For people in their 40’s, we often recommend products that focus on aging, such as retinol to stimulate collagen production, and products that brighten and repair texture.

Ask your aesthetician about adding Jan Marini Award Winning Skin Care Management System, ZO Skin Health, or SkinMedica products to your regimen.


In your fabulous 50’s and beyond, you may have new skin concerns. As you age, you may experience more dryness and less elasticity, but there are treatments and skin care products made with these natural parts of aging skin in mind.

We will mention again, until we’re blue in the face – we continue to recommend applying broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher daily.

Some treatments we recommend for this stage of your life include Dermaplaning to get your glow back, Custom Facials to keep up with your unique skin needs, and Botox and Fillers to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and replace volume loss.

If you have visible dark spots and sun damage, IPL treatments, Laser Genesis Skin Care Treatments, and our Anti-Aging Protocol or Sun Damage/Brown Spot Correcting Protocol eight-week programs will transform your skin.

No matter your skin type, Diamond Glow facials are perfect for this time in your life since they reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots and deeply clean the skin.

To improve your skin’s appearance, add or continue Chemical Peels as part of your regular treatments. RF Microneedling is also a great treatment for your 50’s and beyond because it stimulates collagen production to rejuvenate your skin and reduce signs of aging.

To make the most of your treatments, use the best skin care products for your skin in your daily skin care regimen. During your 50’s, we recommend anti-aging products like brightening creams and retinol products from Jan Marini, ZO Skin Health, and SkinMedica. Talk to your aesthetician about your complexion and any skin care concerns so you can determine what’s right for you.

It’s never too early or too late to focus on your skin!

At Fort Wayne Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we want to make sure your skin looks and feels its absolute best. Call us today to schedule your skin care consultation where your aesthetician will discuss your skin health and beauty goals with you.

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