We all worry about aging and the wrinkles, sagging skin, dullness and brown spots that come with it. But instead of feeling overwhelmed, take action by finding the products that your skin really needs. Check out these tips that can help keep your skin young and bright in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s!
Anti-Aging Tips for 20-Somethings
Skin at this age is likely to be in its prime. Your complexion is still clear and wrinkle-free, but over sun exposure and late night partying can cause free radical damage that helps speed up the aging process. In your late and mid-twenties your skin’s natural process of exfoliation also starts to slow down. Between free radical damage and fewer new cells producing, your skin could experience a sallow complexion, dark circles and under eye puffiness.
WHAT TO DO:
Because skin in your twenties can still be acne prone, try cleansing your face every morning and night with a gentle and oil-free cleanser like Clinique liquid facial soap, oily skin formula. Always use sunscreen or opt for a moisturizer that has at least SPF 30 daily, like Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 35. Make sure to always remove dirt and makeup every night before going to bed. Sleeping with your makeup on can clog pores and lead to puffy and dark circles the morning after. Try using an oil-free gel cream at night to keep skin smooth and hydrated over night like Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream. Another must? Start to exfoliate your skin regularly using a facial scrub like St. Ives Moisturizing Olive Scrub. This will clean off dead skin cells that pile up on the surface of skin and leave it bright and radiant.
Anti-Aging Tips for 30-Somethings
Skin is still tight, but you’ll start to notice fine lines and wrinkles either on your forehead or around the eyes and mouth as a result of declining collagen and elastin.
WHAT TO DO:
Start to incorporate antioxidants and retinols into your beauty routine. These ingredients help support collagen and elastin. After cleansing your face in the morning, try a serum like, SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF to help prevent and correct any signs of aging. Make sure after washing your face at night to then apply a retinoid-based anti-aging cream like Genifique Repair Youth Activating Night Cream. Also, do an at-home peel to maintain that youthful and radiant complexion you took for granted in your 20s. Try Advanced Home Actives Brazilian Peel.
Anti-Aging Tips for 40-Somethings
This is the age when skin begins to thin and sometimes sag. Years of sun damage caused skin to form deeper wrinkles and brown spots.
WHAT TO DO:
The trick here is to use ingredients that help plump the skin and prevent deeper lines from forming. Go for products that contain hyaluronic acid like Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum. Use anti-aging eye creams that are rich in peptide to help fight and minimize the appearance of crow’s feet like Olay’s Professional Pro-X Hydra-Firming cream.
Anti-Aging Tips for 50-Somethings
Skin can start to get extremely dry and dull as a result of hormonal changes. It’s all about using products that are super hydrating to keep skin constantly moisturized.
WHAT TO DO:
Wash skin in the morning with a cleanser that contains glycolic acid and continue to regularly exfoliate to bring back your skin’s natural glow. Try Dermalogica’s daily microfoliant. It contains salicylic acid and rice enzymes that exfoliate dead cells and leaves skin brighter. It’s also smooth enough to use on a daily basis. Also, incorporate a toning serum into your beauty regime like LIERAC’s Concentre Mesolift anti-aging radiance serum that keeps skin firm, radiant and soft. Always apply a night cream that deeply hydrates and plumps before going to bed like Guerlain’s Super Aqua-Night Recovery Balm.