Tips, tricks and tools to looking good at every age.

Confronted with a barrage of news about the latest anti-aging cosmetic treatments, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We asked Kaye Scott and Lisa Sullivan-Smith, the founders of The Clinic, a Syndey-based one-stop med-spa, to help us cut through the confusion to reveal what your skin really needs as you age. For more, visit www.theclinic.net.au.

In your 20s:
Protect youthful skin from premature ageing as much as possible in your 20s – this sets up a great habit for life and you will reap the rewards for years to come.
At Home: Sun cream, sun cream, sun cream. Try Epicuren, X-Treme Cream Propolis Sunscreen, 45+, epicuren.com.
Complimentary treatment in your 20s…. Cosmedix Anti-oxidant Peel RRP $150.

In your 30s:
Fine lines and pigmentation can be a most unwelcome guest in your 30s, whether it’s the years of partying and sun exposure in your 20s or that procreation has brought along with it the dreaded melasma, “active” products are the go-to for anyone wanting to survive their 30s.
At Home: Recharge skin cells with La Prairie, Cellular Power Charge Night, $490, laprairie.com .
Complimentary treatment in your 30s…. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) RRP $450/treatment (full face).

In your 40s:
If you’ve adhered to the first two rules your skin should be glowing and bright BUT in your 40s collagen production is slow and it’s really starting to show! Radiofrequency treatments that tighten and lift the skin are highly effective at treating mid face volume loss and the dreaded jowl.
At Home: Lift and Rejuvenate with NuFace, Mini Facial Toning Device, $199, shop.mynuface.com.
Complimentary treatment in your 40s…. Thermage CPT $3000 full face and neck.

In your 50s:
Dull lifeless skin is the result of cell turnover coming to a grinding halt. Brighten and soften the skin with regular exfoliation. Your 50s is an excellent time to erase any pigmentation, lines and textural irregularities with laser resurfacing. This highly useful procedure works exceptionally well on all skin types and all areas of the face and body.
At Home: Anti-Aging Program (Aroma Heritage Complete Anti-Aging Program, $129, Decleorusa.com).
Complimentary treatment in your 50s… Fraxel Re:store Dual starts at $880/treatment.

In your 60s +:
Hydration and maintenance is the aim of the game for those entering the golden 60s. Take your pick from any or all of the above mentioned procedures for continual improvement.
At Home: Hydration! (The Clinic, The Moisturiser, RRP $80).
Complimentary treatment in your 60s…. in addition to any or all of the above, Cosmedix Benefit Peel, RRP $150).

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