Skincare is probably one of the most important factors when trying to preserve your overall appearance as you age. We all know that we should wear sunscreen, wash our make-up off at night andÃ‚Â moisturize, but there are other tips more specific to each age that you should be aware of as well.
Below you’ll find some information for skin care specific to your 20′s, 30′s and 40′s as well as some links to additional articles for those ages.
Skincare in Your 20′s
About.com offers a comprehensive look at skincare in your 20′s. It talks about the importance of knowing what skin type you have before deciding on a skincare plan and offers links to additional articles for identifying your skin type.
It then goes into your daily skincare tips. It talks about sun protection, considering exfoliating as a part of your regular routine, as well as visits to the dermatologist. There are also links to a variety of other skincare related articles.
According to Oprah.com’s Skincare by the Decade,Ã‚Â you should be staying away from the sun and the tanning beds, as tempting as they may be, and while you may not see the wrinkles and spots yet, investing in a retinoid cream that you use a couple of times a week is a good idea.
Skincare in Your 30′sÃ‚Â
About.com offers another great guide for the 30′s as well. You’ll learn about how to combat wrinkles (eek!) and how to stave off those other early signs of aging. There are tips for puffy eyes, dark circles, and laugh lines.
It even offers at-home remedies for those pesky problems that are creeping up – either due to lack of sleep from little ones or aging. Either way, it’s a comprehensive resource for your skin care.
According to Oprah.com’s Skincare by the Decade, this is where the signs of years past start to surface – things like sun spots, wrinkles and dull skin all start to become your new normal unless you step up your skincare regimen to combat those things.
Pick up a retinoid cream and make it a nightly use 4-5 times a week to work on those wrinkles, uneven skin tone and loss of elasticity. Also recommended, look for green tea and selenium in your moisturizers and sunscreens to boost yourÃ‚Â antioxidant levelsÃ‚Â (focusing on vitamin C and tocopherol – vitamin E)
Skincare in Your 40′s
According to Oprah.com’s Skincare by the Decade,Ã‚Â this is where your hormones are starting to go through some changes – estrogen levels are dropping causing things like dryness, less elasticity in your skin, potential for more breakouts and skin tone changes like hyperpigmentation.
They recommend investing in Renova – a retinoid cream that offers extra moisturizing abilities. If you are prone to breakouts or the hyperpigmentation – they have additional tips and tricks for combating these concerns, so you’ll want to check those out.
While About.com didn’t have a guide specific to the 40′s, it did have a 4-step guideÃ‚Â to skincare that is perfect for all, including those in their 40′s and beyond.
Finally, Yahoo! had a great video regarding foods that help you look younger and I don’t know about you, but I’m all about eating my way to good looks…just sayin’.
What are your go to skincare products? What does your daily skincare routine consist of?
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