If you have been using the same moisturiser since high school, then it is time to toss it away RN! As you age, the needs and requirements of your skin change too, and therefore what worked for your skin a couple of years ago, may not have the same effect anymore.
Therefore, it is extremely important to change your skincare routine at least every few years to ensure that you are giving your skin everything it needs to feel and look its best. In order to give you a better idea, we put together all the tweaks you need to make to your skincare routine every decade to ensure ageing doesn’t take a toll on your skin. Read on…
In your 20s
20s is when your skin is still naturally super healthy, and therefore your aim should be to protect your skin from the occasional breakout, thanks to the erratic lifestyle. You should mainly focus on a solid CTM routine, coupled with sunscreen to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Mid to late 20s, would be an ideal time to include a mild anti-ageing night cream into your skincare to prevent premature ageing in the future.
In your 30s
Early to mid-30s is when most people develop the first signs of ageing in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. Some people also notice problems like pigmentation, dark spots and adult acne. To help with this, include an exfoliator, apply oodles of moisturiser and an anti-ageing night cream. Additionally, this would be a great time to include an antioxidant serum to further prevent ageing caused by environmental aggressors.
In your 40s
This is when your skin goes through some serious changes, thanks to a reduction in collagen, elastin levels, as well as hormonal and menopausal problems. Your skin not only feels dry and tight, but you’ll also notice that your laugh lines, frown lines and crow’s feet become more defined. You must include a thicker, creamier moisturiser with ingredients like peptides, ceramides, etc. to increase collagen production and improve cell-turnover to maintain your skin’s youthful appearance.
In your 50s and above
Skincare in your 50s is all about prevention from sagging and maintaining your skin. Therefore, use thicker creams, oils and emollients to nourish your skin, prevent sagging and keep it supple. Additionally, this is when your skin also tends to get a little more sensitive, therefore it is important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen coupled with antioxidant-rich serums to prevent environmental aggressors from causing further damage.
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