This morning we met with a team of top dermatologists from New York, Miami and Connecticut to chat about the skin problems that most concern us all regardless of our age, race or beauty routines. We have asked doctors Mona Gohara, Rachel Nazarian, Latanya Benjamin and Rosemarie Ingleton what are the beauty products and treatments that we should incorporate as we age and this is what they have told us.
For Latanya Benjamin the key is to prevent as soon as possible. “At 20 years old I try to instill in my patients good habits and a routine [that focuses on] antioxidants and sun protection, with lightly textured products and without many additives, the basics. At 30 they will begin to see changes in the skin and it is time to start using retinol and in terms of treatments I recommend dermabrasion,”he explains.
“At 40, wrinkles appear and colored skin will suffer from hyperpigmentation. At this age, sunscreen and antioxidants must remain part of the routine, but it is time to add skin brighteners and keep collagen stimulated with retinol. At 50, the loss of volume begins from the half of the face down and then we look for something that provides volume, such as hyaluronic acid, either in creams or injected where it is most needed, "he adds.
For her part, Rachel Nazarian insists that during the first half of life we should focus on prevention and maintenance, "with products rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, ultraviolet radiation, etc.," she specifies. Later, when you reach 40, the expert agrees with Benjamin that it is time to start with more specific anti-aging treatments, to continue protecting and repairing. "I'm a huge fan of the 'vampire' facial, microneedling, laser … anything that stimulates collagen is going to keep you young."
Dr. Mona Gohara often explains to her patients with a pyramid the importance of each routine. “There are things you should do every day, at 20s it is sun protection, gentle cleansing, antioxidants and hydration, and as you get older, you lose hyaluronic acid, which is something you can include in your routine from 30.