Skin by Age
Your skincare routine changes by age which makes sense since so does your diet, clothing style and taste in movies.
There are things that make perfect sense in life. You always put butter on your toast before jam. You wouldn't watch the last episode of a show before the first one, and you'd never wear your sports bra over your top, unless perhaps if it was the only item you could afford from a designer catalog and you wanted to show it off. It makes sense to use skin care products that are made for your age group, right? So why isn’t anyone talking about it?! Well, we are!
Follow these 5 easy steps to stay beautiful in your 30s and after:
- Cleanse Daily: Wash your face every morning and make sure to take off all your makeup and wash it again before bed. This lets the skin do its important jobs of protecting and renewing itself well. It also keeps you from looking like a raccoon in the morning, #Iwokeuplikethis. Always look at the ingredients in your products. There is a lot of harmful chemicals on the the market, and picking the right one can be hard. Think of it like dating - you wouldn’t settle down with the first person you swiped right on!
- Weekly Exfoliation. Scrub your skin at night instead of during the day. Think of it like scrubbing a potato before throwing in into some stew to take a nice warm potato nap. The skin renews itself while you sleep, so getting rid of dead skin before bedtime makes the skin work better. Exfoliate gently, just enough to get rid of dead skin. Once a week should be enough to keep you glowing.
- Protect from the Sun: To keep your skin safe during the day, mix an antioxidant serum or vitamin C serum with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB. These two products work well together. You can also opt for a customized face oil (who doesn’t love something made just for them?), possibly one using ingredients from the land of your ancestors’ to reach your skin’s maximum protection potential - that’s right, your skin could get an A. Make sure the sunscreen is the last step in your process.
- Stay hydrated. Make sure your skin doesn't get too dry. Don't take more than a 5-minute shower, and don't use hot water. Applying face serums and oils while you are still slightly damp from the shower will optimize skin hydration. And don’t forget to drink water! The rumors are true - being hydrated actually does help your skin’s hydration and dehydrating drinks hinders it. Sorry to the coffee addicts.
As you get older, your body's metabolism slows down and it takes longer to heal, which can lead to skin problems. So, these tips for women over 30 will help you take care of your skin and keep you looking and feeling youthful.