Our skin changes over time, and so too should our skincare. We chat to the team at Balabala Laser Clinic to find out what we should be doing to care for our skin, decade by decade.
The first signs of ageing generally show up as you reach your thirties, but the effects can be significantly lessened by taking action early – in your twenties. For twenty-somethings, choosing good quality brands and always removing make-up before bed is imperative. Recommended treatments include the luxe Mesoestetic Energy C Antioxidant treatment to brighten uneven skin tone and combat pigmentation and the CosMedix Anti-Acne Treatment for those who are prone to breakouts.
Cell turnover starts to slow as early as your thirties, so this is the time to dial it up a notch. Collagen and elastin also take a dip, so adding a collagen-stimulating treatment like Thermal FLX to your skincare plan is a good idea. Balabala says this treatment helps to lift and firm sagging skin, and is especially good for dull, dehydrated and uneven skin, as well as for combating those pesky fine lines that often start to appear during this decade.
During your 40s the collagen levels have dropped, and the result is loose skin, often around the jawline. This is a great time to try Ulterapy – a non-invasive, surgery-free way to lift and tighten skin. This pain-free treatment uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production, counteracting the visible signs of ageing. PicoSure laser treatments also aid in skin revitalisation, reducing pigmentation and wrinkles.
Hydration is a big deal when you enter your 50s as dropping estrogen levels affect the skin’s ability to retain water, resulting in dry, dehydrated skin. Ir’s therefore important to infuse the skin with moisture to soften lines and avoid dehydration, but it’s equally important to have an anti-wrinkle plan with targeted treatments. Balabala can customise a luxury treatment specifically for your skin’s individual needs.
Balabala Laser Clinic
Shop 1, 65 Grenfell Street, Adelaide