Your priorities in life shift as you get older, so should your priorities for skincare. As we age, our skin also undergoes different changes and these changes require a adaptation and prioritization. We can’t have perfect skin forever, but we can diminish and reduce how time affects how it looks. Here’s what you should be doing for your skin, from your 20’s to your 50’s:
- Your 20’s – This is when you should be thinking about starting an anti-aging routine, so get into the habit of adding hyaluronic acid serums into your skincare routine. Also at this age, your skin tends to be a bit more oily, so keep your skin’s oil levels in check can prevent acne from breaking out. This means that your cleansers and moisturizers should have agents that can eliminate excess oils when you apply them.
- Your 30’s – At this age your skin gets a bit more dry. This is also the age where brown spots appear. You want to hold back on using cleansers that further dry your complexion, so opt for gentle cleansers instead. To spot remove brown spots, you can use HQRA. You should also think about using antioxidant-rich moisturizers to minimize the appearance of fine lines.
- Your 40’s – Wrinkles, crows feet and other fine lines may start to appear more prominently. Exfoliation and anti-aging products are key to reduce the appearance of these things. You can also add products that stimulate collagen production to plump up your skin’s loss volume. These include serums that are protein-based. Because the skin around your eyes is very thin, it’s susceptible to wrinkles, so eye creams that work to smooth out wrinkles can also work. Treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels at your dermatologist’s office definitely help as well.
- Your 50’s – This is when collagen volume is mostly lost, so wrinkles may appear a lot deeper. Retinol-based products work well to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and even help stop volume loss. Moisturizers that contain anti-aging elements, anti-oxidants and vitamin A is also key to preserve your youthful appearance. You can also use cosmetic injectables from your dermatologist to add some volume, and also smooth out wrinkles. Usually a combination of fillers and Botox is what’s recommended.