Ever wonder how your skin would look like once you hit the 60-year-old mark? Now, until someone really discover an actual fountain of youth where you can drink all your wrinkles, sun spots and acne marks away, the best thing that you can do is to takecare of the skin you’re in!
Having the right skincare routine is the key for looking like you’ve gulped every drop of water from the elusive fountain of youth. Whether you’re a teenager who could care less about moisturizing or a 30 something pro who freaks out at the sight of dark circles under your eyes, the right skin care for your age will help you achieve a healthier, youthful-looking you! Here’s the run down on the skincare regime you should have for every age you’re in!
For your skin, the teenage era may be a hit or miss. It’s either you have perfectly clear, baby-smooth skin without giving so much thought on slathering moisturizer on your face OR you have done everything humanly possible to clear your acne-ridden face.
Skip the bar soap and get a gentle face wash for your skin type. Choose a gel type or water-based facial wash if you have oily skin. If you have acne-prone skin, on the other hand, get a facial wash with salicylic acid which helps in clearing acne. Moisturize your face, a light, oil-free moisturizer is ideal to put on after you cleanse. Use a weekly mask and weekly exfoliator to deep cleanse your pores and remove the top layer of dead skin cells. Exfoliating will encourage new skin to come to the surface faster.
Your twenties can be as confusing to your skin as it is to you, as you try to become less of a kid and more of an adult. During this period of enjoying your prime, your skin might suffer. Your twenties is a crucial time in taking care of your skin, you should start having a skincare regime that helps in slowing down the aging process of your skin.
Use a gentle foaming cleanser that will remove makeup and excess oil, but won’t dry out your skin. For day, use a light moisturizer that contains with UVA and UVB protection—this is something you cannot skip, EVER!
Juggling a career and a family takes its toll on your skin, your thirties is an important era in your life where you’re finally gaining your goals, but it is also important to maintain your skin during the coming years!
It’s a good idea to think about skin maintenance; more maintenance now means less correction in the future. Don’t forget about skin care on areas like the neck, chest, and back of the hands.
Get a cleanser that does a little more than the one you used in your 20s. A cleanser that removes makeup and lightly exfoliates and reduces inflammations is ideal. Use an eye cream both day and night to hydrate the skin around the eyes and increase suppleness. This will help diminish any lines that may be appearing. For day, before applying sunscreen, use an antioxidant-rich moisturizer, serum or lotion.
Remember the saying “life begins at 40”? While you enjoy the life experiences in your 40s, the signs of life and aging also begins to be more prominent at this stage. Fine lines won’t easily disappear as they did when you were on your thirties. In your forties, you may also notice sun spots and wrinkles appearing which can be frustrating. Moisturizing and adding collagen to your skincare regime will help with these issues.
Cleanse using a basic non-foaming, non-drying cleanser in a combination with a gentle face cleansing brush to help remove dead skin cells. Use SPF daily to prevent further damage, choose a product that contains antioxidants to fight free radicals and help reverse some of the damage you already have. Include retinoid and peptides into your routine.
Fifties and beyond.
You may be looking in the mirror scrutinizing every wrinkle, sun spot and fine line you could find in your face and wishing that one day, someone will announce the discovery of the fountain of youth, but remember that these spots, wrinkles and lines are your battle scars. Like a fine wine, you get better with age, inside out.
Moisturizing should be your main concern in your fifties. Use a cream cleanser that will hydrate skin while it cleanses. Choose a moisturizing cream that contains SPF to keep skin hydrated and protected. For day, apply a peptide-rich serum under your SPF daily to help build collage. At night, apply a retinoid before your moisturizer. A simple petroleum jelly is a great way to lock in the moisture from your moisturizer.