• Coralee Shaman

A guide to skin changes in your 20s, 30s & 40s


Around age 20, our skin starts to lose approximately one per cent of collagen per year, The skin's cellular proliferation slows and cell death accelerates. A build up of dead skin cells occurs, resulting in dull appearance and rough texture. The good news is a simple skincare regimen will go a long way to preserve skin integrity. In addition to never leaving your house without a good sunscreen, I recommend you implement this regimen:

  • Cleanse your face twice a day.

  • Start using a vitamin C serum.

  • Use a daily gentle exfoliator such as lactic acid or glycolic acid.

  • Start using a weekly enzyme or micro physical scrub.

In our 30s, cellular turnover slows even more and elastin&collagen breaks down faster which makes recovery from inflammation slower. Hyaluronic acid decreases so dynamic wrinkles start to show and creases form.

In addition to the skincare fundamentals I just described, you can start taking additional measures that shape your future face, including:

  • Start using quality retinol.

  • Get Baby Botox to relax the dynamic wrinkles and prevent the creases.

  • Consider Photo facials, chemical peels, micro-needling.

  • Get injections such as micro injections with HA booster or PRP.

  • Add quality skincare products that address your specific needs.

At the age of 40, there are major changes in firmness due to loss of collagen, elastin and volume. For those who have not been proactive, skin may appear dull, saggy and sun damage in the deeper layers may start to show. Some things you can do are:

  • Implement procedures that help with skin integrity twice a year. These include photo facials, micro-needling and chemical peels.

  • Replace lost volume with HA injectables.

  • Use Botox to relax wrinkles and lift the brow.

It can be daunting to select the right products and procedures. I am here to help you create a customized skincare regimen. I'd be happy to discuss your options with you.