Loving your skin is about knowing it from the inside out. Like everything else, your skin changes over the years. So you should expect a different set of challenges – from excessive sebum to excessive dryness, and everything in between – in your 20s, 30s and 40s. 

Understanding these impending changes from the get-go will help you better navigate each season of your life, adapt to its needs, and reduce damage. So whatever your age right now, get the upper hand on skin ageing with a little forward planning and expert help from SW1 Clinic. 

In Your Glorious 20s – Invest

You know how financial experts always advise investors to start early to reap maximum benefits later on? The same applies to your beauty investment.

In your 20s, your skin is packed with collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that keep it plump, elastic and dewy. Sadly, this wonderful combination of good stuff starts to decline as you progress through your 20s. So protecting it with a high-performance sunscreen should be your top priority.  

Regardless of the amount of collagen your skin has during this phase of your life, it may not be the best time to rest on your laurels. If old acne scars are bothering you, now’s a good time to invest in treatments like SW1 Clinic’s Pico Smooth treatment that delivers ultra-short bursts of energy (we’re talking one-trillionth of a second per burst) to visibly accelerate healing and refine pores for glass-like smooth skin.

If you still suffer from breakouts, especially during menstruation, the Forever Clear BBL treatment will help to effortlessly clear up acne-ridden skin. This 30-min therapy harnesses blue, red and yellow light bands to target the specific bacteria responsible for acne formation, while reducing redness and regulating overactive sebum production. 

In Your Fearless 30s – Rejuvenate

Have you noticed that your skin looks duller and more tired than in your 20s? That is because cellular turnover takes an average of 20 days longer than a decade ago. Your skin is also losing ceramides, lipids, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that basically lock in moisture, keep environmental stressors out, and maintain smooth and wrinkle-free skin. 

Quick fix: A gentle exfoliator will help to remove the accumulation of dead skin cells and speed up cellular renewal. 

If you want to see significant results, the Forever Young BBL treatment can help you balance the odds more significantly. A notch up from traditional Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, this supercharged light therapy sends light energy deep into skin to not only revitalise it, but also to “programme” it to act younger. 

Collagen production increases. Pigmentation is lightened. Pores, fine lines, acne scars and redness look reduced. Your skin appears brighter, firmer and more even-toned.  

In Your Fabulous 40s – Reverse

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Cumulative damage may start to catch up with you in this decade. This includes years of sun exposure, pollution, stress and sleep debt. You may notice visible pigmentation, dehydration and wrinkles.

In the case of excessive sun exposure, your skin may also develop a thick and leathery top layer for extra protection. In addition to adding a retinol skincare product to your daily routine to support skin repair, you can give your skin a super boost with Fraxel Light treatment. 

This high-performance microlaser peel erases stubborn pigmentation in four to six sessions. At the same time, it minimises pores, fine lines, roughness and dullness, and charges each skin cell with the energy to renew itself and replenish collagen loss.

In other words, it clears the slate on decades of damage, so you can start your 40s with confidence, clarity and a dazzling glow. 

Beauty Game-changer

Dr Low Chai Ling is a serial entrepreneur, multi-hyphenate and trailblazer in the field of aesthetics, and is highly sought after by celebrities from Hongkong, Malaysia and Indonesia. Tapping into her expertise and influence, she founded SW1, one of the largest aesthetic, plastic surgery and medical spa centres in Singapore with a stellar team of doctors and plastic surgeons. This empowering space supports women in taking control of their beauty and breaking age-defined boundaries. 

SW1 Clinic has two outlets: #13-03 Paragon, tel: 6817-8888, and #02-19/20 OUE Downtown Gallery Tower 2, tel: 6817-8882. Visit SW1 for more information.