Do you still use the same skincare products as you did 10 years ago? You’re not alone – it’s common for most of us to stick to a skincare routine that we think works best for us. However, as we age, our skin goes through changes as well. What worked in your 20s won’t necessarily do you any favours when you approach your 30s or 40s. If your ultimate #skingoals is to maintain a youthful and dewy glow as you age, you need to tailor your skincare regimen to the number of candles on your birthday cake.
Applying sunscreen should be a no-brainer for you. If you’re sick of hearing the constant reminder of the need to slap on sunscreen everyday – then do it! UV rays will result in pigmentation and premature wrinkles as you age. Although it may not be apparent now, the future you will thank you for it. The higher the SPF, the more protection it will offer.
Secondly, there’s nothing like a good exercise routine to achieve that youthful glow and rosy cheeks. Fitness affects how youthful you look, the way you move, and your ability to do whatever you want, whenever.
In addition, healthy habits like eating and sleeping well is a large contributing factor to how your skin ages later on in life.
The anti-acne products that you use in your teen years may start to dry out your skin as you get closer to your twenties and mid-twenties. It’s time to invest in a moisturiser that works the best on your skin. The first step to good skin is to pinpoint exactly what kind of skin type you have – normal, dry, oily or combination. After identifying, finding skincare products would be much easier for you.
In addition, as you age, your skin tends to lose a lot of moisture. This is why moisturiser is very important as you approach your 20s.
This would be the age range where your skincare regime in your younger years would pay off. Most fine lines show up during this age range – to hold them off, it’s still not too late to start a consistent skin care routine that involves retinol.
Simply put, retinol is another name for vitamin A. It is an extremely effective cell-communicating ingredient that has the ability to connect to almost any skin cell receptor site and tell it to behave like a healthy, younger skin cell.
This age range is also the best time to invest in regular facials to prevent any further damage for your skin that you may have accumulated in your early twenties.
In your late 30s and early 40s, expression lines between your brows and around your eyes and mouth don’t disappear like they did in your early 20s and 30s. At this age, you may consider going for lasers or fillers to smoothen wrinkles and gain a youthful appearance.
Fine wrinkles are seen on dry crepe paper skin (usually on the cheeks). These wrinkles are superficial and their removal is relatively easy through specialized skincare.
As we age, we begin to see visible signs of sun damage, inevitable ageing and stress reflected in our complexion. Skin changes such as wrinkles, pigmented spots or uneven pigmentation, broken capillaries, blotchy redness of the face and neck, thinning, enlarged pore size and rough texture often start to show.
Light Lift is a “firm” favourite for all ages. It can help you to:
- Rebuild collagen and strengthen skin
- Tighten lax skin
- Tone pores and smooth wrinkles
- Clear active acne lesions and regulates oily shine to a healthy sheen
At this age, it’s best to keep going a skincare routine that you already know what’s best for you. Focus on anti-aging products that would keep your skin looking youthful and glowing. If BOTOX is an option for you, do keep it in moderation. Remember that too much can actually make you look unnatural which is a telltale sign of aging.
BOTOX® blocks nerve impulses to muscles, causing relaxation. Because certain muscles are used when twitching or frowning, injecting these muscles with minute doses of BOTOX® stops the action. Once a muscle action has been relaxed, existing creases fade and further ones are prevented.