Anti-Aging Skincare Guide for Every Age
Skin changes as the years go by and your skin care routine should change with it! Here are some quick easy tips to help you look your best at every age. My golden rule is every day before you to sleep wash your makeup off no matter how tired you are this is critical at every age!
Let’s face the facts, aging is inevitable! No matter how much we try to convince ourselves otherwise, the clock is going to keep on ticking and our skin is going to age. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and you can practice healthy skin care habits that will keep you looking your best no matter what your age.
We all know that our skin changes as we age, but what’s exactly happening? Our skins ability to regenerate itself really is a wonder. New cells are always forming, but cells regenerate at a slower pace as we get older. Because of this, you may notice your skin texture changing over the years and decades. Skin becomes thinner as the years go by, and you may see more age spots. These are actually areas of hyperpigmentation caused by UV rays, another reason why it’s so critical to wear sunscreen at every age!
We have to face it: our skin care needs are going to change as we age. What worked for you in your 20s is probably not going to work the same after a decade or two! On the other hand, we’re so overwhelmed with “anti-aging” products that it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves when it comes to developing an effective skin care routine. Whether you’re 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, or beyond, it’s important to choose a regime and products that are appropriate for your age and skin type. Here’s some of my favorite beauty advice for beautiful skin at every age:
Skincare in your 20s:
If you haven’t already started a beauty regimen, now’s the time! It’s important to get into good habits to start developing a good skin care routine early on because it will help you look your best for years.
You may be seeing changes to your skin since you’re coming out of your teenage years and your hormones may be changing. Your skin will continue to adjust throughout your 20s, so take some time to figure out what your skin type is and choose your beauty regimen accordingly.
Some simple lifestyle changes can help, too. Late nights out and too much time in the sun can affect the appearance of your skin. Start wearing sunscreen daily all year round if you don’t already do so, because this will help your skin remain elastic and supple. Many foundations now come with UV protection and now is the time to start using that.
Skincare in your 30s:
This is when you may start noticing the signs of aging. Your skin starts to lose collagen and elastin and a few fine lines might make their debut on your face. You may need to change your beauty regimen to include more moisturizing products.
It’s common to start seeing signs of aging around your eyes, too. This is the decade when you should consider adding an extra step in your beauty regimen to focus specifically on the skin around your eyes.
Want a quick tip to avoid laughter lines? Wear big sunglasses! The bigger, the better in my opinion. If you choose shades with UVA and UVB protection then you’ll be keeping more of your face covered and protected from the sun. And, the best thing about shades is that they reduce the likelihood of squinting. Squinting is not a good look, so throw on some shades when you’re outdoors or driving and you could delay eye wrinkles.
Skincare in your 40s:
In your 40s, uneven skin tone is one of the most common complaints women have. This can be caused by too many hours in the sun with resulting age spots so hopefully you have already been wearing sunscreen year round so keep this up. I
Other hormonal changes during this decade and the possible onset of menopause could leave you wondering where your youthful skin went. At this time, it’s best to visit your dermatologist for suggestions and possible treatments for your changing skin that will help you look and feel your best.
Many women in their forties feel confident that they have their skincare regime nailed down so it’s a pain to realize that you may have to adapt and evolve. Happily enough, small changes do add up so you may need only a few tweaks to regain control of your skin.
Skincare in your 50s – and beyond:
A crucial element to skincare as you age is moisturizing! By the time you hit your 50s, skin is losing its elasticity and you may start to see sagging. Though you can’t turn back the clock, you can keep your skin hydrated!
It’s also worth reviewing your cosmetics. If you’ve been wearing the same makeup look for a few decades, then it’s probably time to freshen up your style. Many women complain that their eyes appear smaller, so think carefully about your eye make up. While mascara is a makeup must, you may want to switch from a hard black to a softer brown and work to emphasis your eyes in a more softer way.
We can’t stop aging, but we can age gracefully and beautifully. If the fountain of youth existed, it would probably have something to do with attitude. If you feel beautiful, that confidence will show in your appearance no matter what your age!