Have you ever wondered what your skin will be like 10, 20 or even 30 years’ from now? Or do you have better skin now than ever before? Part of the secret to great looking skin is a great skincare regime that pays attention to its differing needs over the years.
What better way to celebrate the stages of your skin than to understand exactly what your skin needs as it ages in order to keep it looking and feeling healthy.
In your 20s and before. This is one of the most important periods for your skin and will characterise how your skin behaves later in life. With your skin, it’s never too early to start taking active care as well as preventative measures, after all you are going to have to live with it for the foreseeable future. This is a particularly hormonal period in your life which can have visible effects on your skin. The number one complaint of women of their late teens and 20s is acne. Using a targeted face wash and day cream will help to cleanse, moisturise and prevent damage to your skin as it ages. Using products with an SPF such as a BB cream is also essential to protect your skin from the sun and the long-term skin damage it can cause.
In your 30s. Unfortunately, there is no cure for ageing; in this phase of your life you will begin to notice fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. The signs of ageing will begin to reveal themselves, from duller skin to hyperpigmentation. Maturing skin begins to appear dull as a result of a slowdown in natural skin renewal, a great way to combat dull skin is to use an Exfoliating Facial Foam.
In your 40s. Sun-drenched days from your youth now have a marked effect on your appearance, not to mention the years of smiling and frowning. This is where you will begin to notice more uneven skin tone and dry sagging skin. Your skin is less elastic and does not retain moisture as well as it used to. Never fear because adapting your skincare regime to suit your skin is all there is to it. It’s at this stage in your skincare regime that you should be using richer, creamier cleansers and moisturisers. By this stage in your life you should be using anti-ageing products. It’s also important to add a serum to your skincare regime to boost your skin nutrition.
In your 50s and beyond. Now is not the time to abandon your skincare practices. Your skin is just as important now than ever before. It’s never too late to prevent sun damage and other signs of ageing. This phase of life also comes with hormonal changes which can have a profound impact on your skin. Skin dryness and flushing is a common complaint for mature skin. This can be combated by using a facial foam and supplementing your skin with loads of moisture. From eye serums to day and night creams, making sure your skin is well nourished is going to give your skin the boost it needs to carry you for the years to come.
Every stage of your skin has a specific requirement. The first step towards great skin at every stage in your life, is to know exactly what it needs.