Question: Although I am only in my late twenties I’ve done everthing I shouldn’t to my skin. I’ve smoked since I was 15, used baby oil to bake in the sun ( love the smell) and never pass up a plate of hot fries or a cold beer. What can I do not to look 40 before I turn 30?
Answer: LOL. Great question and I hope my answer doesn’t sound too preachy. Up to age 60 about 80% of skin aging is due to lifestyle choices. Diet, sun exposure, tobacco and alcohol add decades to your skin age. That’s the bad news. The good news? You are young enough to erase this damge and prevent new problems.
Given that you probably have sun damage I would jumpstart skin care with an IPL treatment. ( You can see the great before and after pix of my BFF Judith) To keep the anti-aging process on track, I would use Retin A three times a week. Give the baby oil to a baby and protect your skin with a 30 SPF moisturizer. You’ve recognized your own bad beauty habits and I’m betting that you are ready to walk the walk to healthier choices. Good luck!