Taking care of your skin is important at any age. An anti-aging skin care regimen is important in your 40s and 50s but, really, we need to start thinking about protecting the skin as early as our 20s. Your skin changes as you age and the products you need to protect it and keep it healthy should change with it. Here are our anti-aging skin care tips below.
In your 20s…
Now is the time to protect your natural beauty. The most important thing you can do for your skin in your 20s is to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30. All the time. Every day. Sure a tan looks great, but you’ll pay for the UVA and UVB exposure later. Better to use bronzers or tinting lotions to achieve that warm glow. In addition to using sunscreen for your anti-aging regimen in your 20s, it is important to minimize free radical damage to your skin from pollution with anti-aging skin care products.
In your 30s…
By our 30s, skin begins to show its first real signs of aging with the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. It’s important to continue the use of moisturizer with at least a 30 SPF sunscreen, and include a retinol product and weekly exfoliation in your anti-aging skin care regimen.
In your 40s…
It’s time to up your anti-aging skin care regimen. By your 40s, it’s important to look for products that are packed with peptides, which even skin tone and increase collagen production. You’ll also want to look for a richer moisturizing cream that contains hyaluronic acid, petrolatum, shea butter, or oils.
In your 50s, 60s and beyond…
Hormonal changes and slow cell reproduction can leave skin dehydrated and feeling dry. Counteract these effects by using glycolic acid to rev up cell turnover, keeping skin smooth. You may also want to consider minimally invasive skincare procedures such as laser skin care or peels in your anti-aging skin care regimen.
Remember, that it’s never too early or too late to start taking care of your skin with our anti-aging skin care tips. Create an anti-aging skin care regimen and stick to it. While the products may change as your skin ages, the same steps apply for everyone.
- Start the day with a gentle cleanser. Cleansers should remove dirt and oil on the skin, but shouldn’t be abrasive.
- Invest in a good, overall eye cream, as eyes tend to show the first signs of aging. Start using an eye cream with caffeine to reduce morning puffiness. Also look for ingredients like antioxidants and retinol to slow down the aging process.
- Have we mentioned sunscreen? Use a moisturizer with sunscreen of at least SPF 30 that block both UVA and UVB rays. This is the most important health habit.
- Remove all of your makeup, every night, no exception. Makeup can clog pores and lead to acne.
- Cleanse in the evening with a gentle cleanser. Your skin does most of its repair work at night, so it’s really important to make sure it’s thoroughly clean.
- If you’re still experiencing breakouts, spot treat acne.
- Incorporate retinol, or vitamin-A, into your routine. It fights wrinkles and helps to prevent breakouts.
- Exfoliate a couple times a week.