Fifties and Beyond

The effects of gravity, which you may first notice in your 40’s, are much more obvious once you reach your 50’s and beyond – especially on the eyelids, neck, and jawline.

Replenishing collagen is the number one priority for skin care in your 50’s and beyoFifties and Beyond Skin Care - DSP Skin Carend. The body produces collagen, but as people age, the amount naturally produced decreases. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep the skin strong and firm. Collagen is known for helping to fill in wrinkles and diminish the appearance of fine lines and plumping up the face. You can help replenish lost collagen by using a variety of collagen-containing skin-care products, such as day and/or night creams, moisturizers, serums, lipsticks, foundations, powders and cleansers.

DSP® Skin Care offers a wealth of products that can be personalized to your specific skin care needs. By prepping, treating and protecting against wrinkles, loose skin, and collagen depletion, you can take years off your face and delay any cosmetic procedures.

Men and women in their 50’s and beyond should increase their intake of foods rich in vitamin A and vitamin E, both of which promote new cell growth in the surface layers of the skin, helping it to appear more radiant. Foods with healthy fats such as almonds, salmon, avocados and olive oil help keep your skin moist.

You should also keep up with exercise — a brisk walk every day can do wonders for your waistline, health, and skin.

As with any decade, drinking plenty of water is important. The skin’s fat layer (which helps keep skin firm and plump) begins to shrink and fails to regenerate, leading to a loss of moisture. This causes the skin to become dry and develop wrinkles. Moisture can be replenished by drinking plenty of water.

Foxy Fifties

Foxy Fifties - DSP Skin CareIf you’ve been lucky enough to fight off aging until your 50’s, this is the decade when wrinkles and fine lines will show their true colors. For women, menopause may start up in your 50’s, triggering a 30% reduction in collagen and a dramatic increase in dryness and dehydration. Because of this, moisture and moisturizers are especially important. DSP® Skin Care offers moisturizers, creams, and serums that will replenish the lost moisture in your face. The DSP® Age Prevent & Repair Moisturizer is a perfect balance of soothing moisturizer that softens the skin while preventing moisture loss and protecting against future damage.

Anti-aging skin care in your 50’s is especially important because this is when sun-damaged skin really starts to show. Anti-aging skin care in your 50’s targets pigmented age spots on your face, hands, and arms, as well as the appearance of spider veins—these are usually signs of sun-damaged skin that has gone untreated over the years.

Loss of skin tone and sagging will be your other biggest issues. DSP® offers anti-aging mechanisms that relax and rejuvenate your wrinkles. Deeply hydrating ingredients provide fast-penetrating, long-lasting moisture to improve the look of elasticity, firmness, and texture of the skin.

As with any decade, diet and exercise should not fall by the wayside. The harder it gets to stay in shape, the more benefits it provides for your skin. Plenty of water, a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, and 30 minutes to one hour of fitness every day will help your body deplete toxins and radiate youthfulness.

Fantastic Forties

40In your 40’s, unless you are very very lucky, wrinkles, loose skin, and age spots begin to take over. While it’s a natural sign of aging, many women will notice an increase in lines around the eyes, between the brows, on the forehead, and around the mouth. Age spots may start to occur and, around age 45, there may be a loss in skin tone. They say that 40 is the new 20, but your skin may not always agree.

If you work with DSP® Skin Care’s regimes in three stages to protect your skin — prep, treat, and protect — you can effectively minimize the effects of aging on your skin.

DSP® offers an Injection-Free Instant Wrinkle Filler that works to mimic the effects of injectable fillers when used on surface wrinkles and a wealth of Anti-Aging/Age Defense gels, moisturizers, creams, serums, and more. Creams and serums for age spots are also available to help you revitalize and even out your skin tone. All of these products are tailored specifically to your skin and can be mixed and matched to meet your skin care needs.

By getting ahead of skin care problems and working vigorously to prep, treat, and protect with DSP® Skin Care, your 40’s can be a time of youthfulness and radiance. In addition to a good skin care routine, beautiful skin also depends on a healthy and hydrated diet and consistent exercise. So don’t let your 40’s slow you down. After all, 40 is the new 20!

Alluring Thirties

30By the time you enter your 30’s, your skin may be losing its brightness and firmness. Decades of skin exposure may start to show, as well as fine lines due to the natural breakdown of collagen. DSP Skin Care offers a range of personalized products that work in tandem to prep, treat, and protect your skin against dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Exfoliating becomes more important in your 30’s. Cell turnover and your metabolism begin to slow down. Exfoliators like DSP’s Deep Sea Skin Renewal Creme will help dissolve pigmented cells, refine large pores, and keep the skin looking smooth, clear, and even-toned. Exfoliators prep skin for treatment, the first step in DSP Skin Care’s personalized treatment system.

Harsh acne products you may have used in your 20’s to prevent acne should no longer be used. Even if you are still experiencing breakouts, these products can dry out the skin and are not helpful for preventative aging, which is a bigger concern than it was in your 20’s. In your 30’s, you should be spot treating blemishes. Spot treating allows you to treat the exact place you experience acne.

In your 30’s, if you haven’t already, you definitely need to start using anti-aging products. Your skin-care routines should no longer only consist of the basics — cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. It’s time to make sure the products you’re using are still right for your skin, and add additional products (such as serums or eye creams) to your regimen for a serious boost in results. This will protect your skin from the decades to come, when wrinkles and fine lines become more apparent.

You should be keeping up with your diet and exercise, making sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. In your 30’s, you may find it more difficult to keep pounds off and muscle on — but keep with it. By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital.

By the time you reach your 40’s, you have a skin care routine down pat. But your body is also going through hormonal changes that require tweaks to this routine to ensure you still have bright and youthful skin.

Roaring Twenties

20In your 20’s, it may seem like your skin should be in its prime. But this isn’t always the case. Many women (and men) in their 20’s experience less than ideal skin conditions. Most people in their 20’s are still fighting acne, despite the misconception that this is a concern only for teenagers. Battling breakouts is the biggest issue for those in their 20s.

DSP Skin Care offers several products that fight acne, clear skin, and smooth your complexion. DSP’s masks, serums, and moisturizers work to prep your skin for treatment, treat acne and clear your skin of blemishes, and protect your skin against future breakouts.

It’s important to start taking care of your skin in your 20’s if you haven’t already. The best defense against wrinkles, loose skin, and age spots is years of protection.

Of course, diet and exercise adds to beautiful skin at every age. For acne-prone skin, you should eat low-fat, whole (not processed) foods and avoiding hormone-laden dairy products and meats, chocolate, French fries, and other junk foods. In your 20’s, you are beginning to form your daily habits, so make sure that you are forming good ones.

Beautiful Skin at Every Age

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Like your diet and exercise routine, your skin care concerns change as you age. What bothered you and what products you used to fix it in your 20’s won’t be the same by the time you reach your 50’s and beyond. Men and women alike have different skin concerns at every age.

DSP® Skin Care is a revolutionary dermatologist and plastic surgeon recommended line of skin care products to address a wide range of skincare issues and keep skin healthy for the long-term. Created with a variety of formulas for all skin types and issues, it is one of the most popular prescription skin care lines. DSP® works in three stages: Prep, Treat, and Protect. By prepping the skin and clearing it of all leftover residue and bacteria, treating your specific symptom, and finally protecting against future damage, DSP® Skin Care is the total package.

Personally formulated and tailored to your individual skin, DSP® doesn’t take a one-size fits all approach to skin care. We are featuring a series of blog posts tailored to every age — 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and beyond — to discuss what skin care concerns you can expect and what products and regimes DSP® Skin Care offer that can help.

If the goal is to maintain a youthful glow well into our golden years, and feel just as beautiful every decade in between, we need to tailor our skin care routine to the number of candles on our birthday cake. The first step to healthy and beautiful skin is knowing what skin concerns you face and what products will help you reverse these concerns. Diet and exercise also play a major role in skin care at every age.

Spring Forward: Does Sleep Affect Your Skincare?

sleepDaylight Savings Time begins soon, and, unfortunately, we will all be losing an hour of sleep. While this certainly affects our energy levels and our moods, could it affect our skin health? We got to thinking about the positive health benefits of sleep for the entire body — your skin included. Could losing an hour of sleep when the clocks jump forward really impact your skin?

Indirectly, your sleep has an impact on your skin health. A study published in Sleep suggests that your risk of stress increases by 14% for every hour of sleep lost in a night. So that hour you lose over Daylight Savings Time could certainly leave you susceptible to stress.

So what is the skin health risk associated with losing sleep? Losing sleep can boost stress, which increases the production of glucocorticoid. Increased glucocorticoid production is associated with skin structure and function abnormalities, which can worsen skin conditions, such as acne.

Not getting enough sleep can also trigger the release of cortisol, a stress hormone. Large amounts of cortisol in the body can cause skin collagen to break down. This causes the skin to lose its elasticity and smoothness.

No matter how little or long you sleep, how you sleep can affect your skin health. Sleeping on your stomach with your face pressed into a pillow can trap oils and bacteria against the skin, causing blemishes. Rough pillow cases and bed linens can also irritate the skin as you sleep.

Sleep is essential for skin renewal. As you sleep, your skin rests and recovers. Seven to nine hours of sleep each night are ideal for good skin health. Going to sleep and waking up at or around the same time each day can create a positive rhythm for your skin each day. Sleeping on your back keeps your face out of the pillow and free of oils and bacteria that build up on your linens and in your pillows.

Protect Your Skin Against Winter Weather

The change in seasons can be tough on your skin, and winter weather can be especially damaging without proper skin care. Whether you’re out building snowmen with the kids, hitting the slopes or out shoveling the sidewalk, proper skin care is a must. Read on to learn how to properly protect your skin against winter weather.

Winter weather conditions

The winter season brings weather changes which can be hard on your skin. The cold, dry air winter r lacks humidity, which dries up your skin’s natural oils and depletes moisture. Harsh weather conditions such as biting winds paired with freezing rain and snow causes windburn, chapping and cracking your skin. Exposure to winter conditions can make your skin feel uncomfortable and tight. Without proper skin care, you’ll be suffering until the spring.

Proper winter skin protection

To protect your skin from these harsh winter conditions, here are some measures you should take each day:

  • Moisturize: Dry air is a major issue in the winter, drying the natural oils which hydrate your skin. It’s important to hydrate your skin on a daily basis, using quality moisturizing creams and lotions. Be sure to wear a lip balm to protect your lips; a skin care step which is easily overlooked. Look for products without alcohol, as alcohol can contribute to dryness.
  • Cover: To protect against the elements when you are working outdoors or simply running to the car, it is important to cover up. Wear a hat and scarf when you go outside to protect against windburn to your neck and face. Wear gloves to protect hands from the harsh wind and freezing temperatures.
  • Enjoy the indoors: Limiting your time outdoors will help prevent these winter weather skin care issues. If you must go out, be sure to cover up. Also, apply an SPF of 15 or more, as the winter sun can still cause sunburns!

What Every Daily Skin Care Routine Should Include

We do many things without giving them much thought. We eat when we are hungry, sleep when we’re tired, and relax after a long day at work or school. Many of us are even on autopilot when performing our daily skin care routine of washing and moisturizing. But we shouldn’t be. That daily skin care routine – and the products we use in them – is the key to lifelong beautiful skin.

Demystifying Anti-Aging Skin Care

Many bodily changes occur during the adult years, and skin is one of the many things that require ongoing attention. Preserving the youthful appearance of skin becomes the focus and that is where anti-aging skin care products can help. Unfortunately, some manufacturers of these skin care products have made this a difficult and complicated process.

Adult Acne Treatment Becoming More Important

Think of teenagers and you think acne. Some teens suffer from severe forms of acne that include large, painful cysts. Once we get through puberty, we expect to leave pimples behind, though we may bear the physical (and mental) scars for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many of us are in for rude awakenings because acne follows us into adulthood. Women are particularly prone to adult acne at increasing rates, making it important for them to know about the best adult acne treatment methods.