Here’s a quick guide to the products each age group should be using in their skincare routine…
Over the past year, skincare has grown in popularity. Learning how to care properly for your skin, as well as taking time out for yourself whilst doing your skincare routine, has been the perfect escape during the pandemic. So many of us have overhauled our skincare routines (or created one from scratch) and social media has been there to help introduce us to lesser-known products into those routines.
Thanks to social media, we are exposed to just how many different products there are out there… With influencers, beauty editors and brands recommending so many products for different skin concerns, it can be hard to know which ones are right for you.
Whilst a product may sound amazing, depending on your age and skin type, it might not be the best thing for your skin… After all, skincare in your 20’s is much different to your skin in your 50’s! That’s why it’s important to tailor your skincare routine to your skin’s needs, and a lot of that comes down to age.
Your skin in your 20’s is invincible, right?
You can use any product on it, not use anything at all, or use a combination of lotions and potions and your skin will be fine… right? Wrong.
Whilst your skin may look like it can deal with anything, it can’t. These younger years are the most important to look after your skin and prevent concerns later down the line. Usually, the lifestyle in your 20s will include late nights, alcohol and sun exposure; All these factors can harm your skin without you noticing. Taking early precaution can prevent the ageing process from creeping up on you so soon.
Your main skincare focus in your 20’s should be to protect your skin and keep it looking plump and young. Keeping the skin hydrated and using SPF daily are both super important steps in your skincare routine. Here’s what your skincare routine should include:
The late 20s and early 30s are when the skin ageing process begins, so you would need to make some small changes to your routine to keep your skin looking and feeling youthful and glowy.
After the age of around 26, your body slows down the production of collagen and other components such as CoQ10, so the skincare you use should include ingredients that help to reduce the effects of these changes and work to keep your skin looking young and healthy. If you’re a regular sunbather and haven’t always used SPF, the effects of this may also start to show in the form of pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
When you reach your 40’s, the signs of ageing are unfortunately well underway. Changes in hormones cause the skin to become drier, so hydration is key to keeping a healthy youthful-looking complexion.
Similar to your 40’s, the key to your skincare routine in your 50’s is hydration for long-lasting skincare health. Collagen production has slowed drastically by this point, so it’s important to keep your skin nourished and looking healthy by using products that target these areas and concerns. Unfortunately, fine lines and wrinkles will likely be more prominent so these concerns should also be your focus.
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