As women, we know that one of the most important things in life that we can invest in; is the health and care of our skin, and in particular our face. But different times in our lives require different methods of skin care, and it’s important that we get the right ones for the phase that we are in. So, read on to find out what you should be doing now to preserve your skin for the future.
Under 20 years
Or the wonder years as I like to call them! Unless you are a skincare fanatic, you probably aren’t giving too much thought to your routine at this age. Although it’s likely that you are experimenting with a lot of different makeup looks. That means you need to ensure that you are taking those looks off properly so your skin can breathe at night.
The best way to do this is to use something like a facial brush, which gently scrubs the makeup off without damaging the skin underneath.
Of course, this age isn’t the wonder years for everyone, as many people have to deal with breakouts and acne when they are younger. To do this it’s a good idea to use medicated products to help dry up a breakout, as quick as possible.
Also, remember that keeping your skin clean is still important, as this helps to stop bacteria being kept close to the skin, which can result in more spots.
Many folks use an exfoliating wash to deal with breakouts. But try to limit these types of products to your most oily areas. As they can be pretty harsh to use every day, all over your skin.
20 – 30 years old is usually the time that we start to think about the health of our skin and start to make an effort to ensure that it stays healthy for the future. In particular, it is when most of us ladies start the three step method of cleaning.
This when you first cleanse the skin, removing any makeup dirt and oil. Then tone the skin, which closes the pores back up, and makes the skin tighter. Then the third step is moisturizing the skin. Which helps it to remain elastic and nourishes it, allowing it to renew and regenerate.
It is worth bearing in mind, however, that while most women keep up the three step process throughout their life, there are some significant differences in the phases that need to be considered.
During the 20-30 year time, the focus will be more on cleaning away makeup, and lightly moisturizing to keep the skin springy and healthy. This means that in particular, it is a good idea to get a lightweight moisturizer that absorbs well into the skin, without leaving it feeling too greasy.
Also, it’s worth knowing at this time, that when you change your moisturizer, it’s worth giving your skin a couple of days to get used to it. That means if you try a new one and it doesn’t seem to soak in well at first, keep it up for a few days before writing it off. As it can take this long for your skin to adapt to the new formula.
The decade between our 30s and 40s is one where you can start to worry about what things like our skin, style, and health will be like when you get old. That is why it’s a great idea to start to use foundations with SPF included. Which protect the skin from harmful aging UVA and UVB rays when you are out and about in the daytime.
It’s, so a good idea to start to think about using a gentle foaming cleanser as you don’t want to be pulling your face about too much to try and get off all of your makeup.
The 40-50 age bracket is the perfect time to start to use more specialized products, designed to plump and tighten the skin as it ages. As the loss of elasticity can start to become an issue at this age, as well as a thinning of the texture of the skin due to hormone changes in the body.
To counteract this use a heavier moisturizer and add a night cream to your routine to ensure you face is as hydrated and plumped as possible, come the morning.
As many famous stars like Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda have demonstrated, being over 50 doesn’t mean that you have to have bad or aged looking skin. In fact, many folks worry that when you get older you have to accept not looking your best, but this just isn’t true. You can still look gorgeous at any age! It just gets a bit more important to continue to take care of your skin, and seek out specific products that help to counter the effect of time.