Women at different ages require different treatments and skin care therapies. Your skin care requirements when you are 20 will not be the same when you reach 40. Your skin texture will change and you need different methods to minimize the effects of ageing. Facial and skin care products should be chosen based on your skin type and your age. Let’s know skin care tips for different age and how to take care of your skin as you grow older.
Skin care for teenage
Skin in teenage, is its best condition in terms of regeneration, renewal and elasticity. The drawback of this age however is the acne, blackheads and excessive sebum production. If you’re suffering from acne, attempting to strip excess oil from the skin encourages it to overcompensate and produce even more! So avoid skin care product that contain alcohol and triclosan. Choose instead for a gentle, antibacterial cleanser with salicylic acid, or a clay-based cleanser which will help absorb excess oil. It’s really important to get to know your skin and if it feels tight after cleansing, switch to something milder. Blemishes and spots on face are caused by three factors combined: excess oil, the build-up of dead skin cells and bacteria. To counter the build-up of dead skin cells use a gentle scrub. Don’t forget to moisturize, try oily-free formulations that will prime the skin for makeup.
Skin care for your 20s
When you’re in your 20s, you have just left behind the days of acne and pimples. You need to find a balance as you are not a teenager anymore, but you need care as you will be going out often. You should find a good cleanser that cleans dirt, oil and makeup from every pore. Also, find a good facial mask and a mild moisturizer. Even if you don’t have adult acne, you might still have blackheads or whiteheads that are often caused by products blocking your pores so check your makeup and moisturizer ingredients. These ingredients can all commonly be found in foundations and blushes and try to avoid them if you’re prone to spots and blemishes: mineral oils, red dyes and Isopropyl myristate. You can try pro-vitamin B5 and good quality skin conditioning agents meant for all types of skin. Try to avoid the harsh sun and use sunscreen essentially if you need to be out in the sun anyway. When choosing an SPF moisturizer make sure it protects against both UVA and UVB (broad spectrum). Try SPF 15 for the rest of the year and SPF 25 during the summer months.
Skin care for your 30s
By the time you hit your 30s, you will notice that the signs of ageing have started setting in. Wrinkles become prominent if proper care has not been taken. Fine lines all over the skin start to highlight your age. This happens because the rate of skin cell regeneration slows down in 30s and collagen and elastin production becomes slower. If you wish to create brighter and smoother skin, you can use skin care products that contain caffeine and vitamins. Therefore it is important to maintain a healthy diet full of vitamin A, B complex, C, D and E. Vitamins repair skin by stabilizing collagen and keep the skin moist. Your routine skincare should include cleansing, moisturizing, toning if necessary, and Exfoliation. Exfoliation is very important at this age. Consider opting for microdermabrasion formulations which have finer natural granules than traditional scrubs, exfoliators and shouldn’t irritate the skin. Try to exfoliate at least twice a week.
Skin care for your 40s
When you reach your 40s, some of the collagen fibers are damaged permanently leaving no chance for regeneration. Hence, the skin cell bonding becomes weaker. Your skin becomes less elastic and this make the lines and wrinkles on the skin. At this age, the priority is retaining the moisture in your skin, which will keep it soft and flexible. Your skin needs nourishment. You need facial products that nourish and moisturize your skin. Regular skincare treatment using natural products is good. And do not forget to exfoliate, because dead skins show a higher tendency to deposit on your skin making it look dull and destroying your natural complexion. Choose anti- aging products that are rich in hyaluronic acid (HA) which is great for its water-retaining properties. The product contains vitamin A or retinol due to its ability to stimulate collagen for a plumper skin effect, increased cell turnover for a smoother. If you choose product with Vitamin A, make sure you wear a good sunscreen. By increasing cell turnover, those on the surface of the skin are younger and therefore are susceptible to sun damage.
Skin care for the over 50s
As you grow older, cell turnover will have significantly slowed down, so it is important to get rid of dull, dead skin cells to keep the skin looking as vital possible. Your skin is very thin, dry and fragile, probably a combination of all these makes wrinkles and fine lines appear. To restore the texture of your skin, you need to maintain the density and firmness of your skin. You need to choose anti-aging product which is an enriched moisturizer, which contains calcium, collagen, elastin, that helps rebuild your skin. Check your moisturizer provides proper sun protection, alongside a broad spectrum sunscreen. Whichever product you use, always give it some time. You should feel that the general appearance of your skin improves after about a month.