As skin ages, it’s inevitable that your client’s daily or weekly skincare needs will likely need to change with it. The average cellular turnover or renewal starts to drastically decrease, no longer occurring every 28 to 30 days but taking well over 56 days. This means the dull, dry, and flakey appearance that many aging clients may be concerned about will be much more apparent than they may have previously experienced. Therefore, it’s inevitable that your client’s skin care needs and routines will likely need to change as they age.
With age also comes increased sensitivity, thinning of skin, slower healing, and loss of natural lipids to name a few biological changes. This means that skin that once was able to tolerate acids or more aggressive treatments may start to have a hard time handling them.
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Andrea Gregaydis is a licensed aesthetician and international CIDESCO diplomat. She holds multiple additional licenses as a New York state instructor and nail technician, as well as a certified laser technician. Gregaydis is the lead instructor at the Aesthetic Science Institute and has over 10 years of experience as a practitioner, team coordinator, and role model for hundreds of future skin care professionals. She is contributing author to top industry trade magazines, as well as a speaker at various aesthetics conferences across the United States. She is also a CIDESCO International Examiner.