How to take care of your skin in your 20's, 30's and 40's
We're all about ageing beautifully and gracefully.
Here are some beauty tips and tricks to help you have good skin at any age. As we age our skin's needs changes, you go from acne prone skin to pigmentation to fine lines so here's how to have the best skin at any age.
At any age
I can't being to stress the importance of sun protection. We are exposed to sun rays on a daily basis given our tropical climate, so it's best to keep your skin protected. The best way to minimise pigmentation in your later years is to prevent daily sun damage.
You've heard this a million times, models and celebs swear by the miracle of H20, hydration is key to glowing looking skin. Make sure that you are drinking water throughout the day, especially if you're consuming lots of coffee. Caffeine dehydrates your body, dehydration leads to fine lines and wrinkles.
What you consume has major impact on your skin, spicy foods tend to flair up acne prone skin so make sure to eat spicy foods in moderation. Drinking excessive sugar, processed food, oily food and soft drinks can cause problems with your skin. When you start making healthier choices such as eating more, nuts, fruits and vegetables you'll begin to noticeably see the changes in how your skin looks and feels. Make sure to get a good night's sleep, drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet, and your skin will glow and appear more youthful.
Skin care in your 20's
You're young, youthful, busy and not paying much attention to your skin. You've probably partied all night long and forgot to rehydrate. You're sun tanning by the pool and finding yourself waking up with makeup from the night before. So here's our recommendations on how to keep maintaining that youthful looking skin.
Protect your skin from the sun. Use a sunblock or foundation/moisturiser/bb cream with UV rays protection.
Cleanse your face every night before bed and in the morning.
Remove your makeup before bed, and use a moisturiser.
Don't pick your pimple, use an acne cream to shrink the pimple.
Go for a facial once a month.
Wash your makeup brushes and beauty blender frequently.
Skin care in your 30's
At this age you understand your skin better, but with a demanding career you're spending less time taking care of your skin. Everyone's skin is different, at this age you'll probably start noticing fine lines around your eyes and mouth. How fast in your 30's they start to appear all depends on how well you have been taking care of your skin in your 20's. Eye-bags also become a major problem with light pigmentation starting to show. Don't panic!
1. Moisturising is key at this age so you need to get in as much hydration as you can in one day.
2.Use a hydrating primer as your makeup base.
3. Exfoliate your skin at night rather than in the morning. At night your skin in recharging and removing dead skin prior to bedtime enhances the benefits of your serums and night creams.
4. Start using a serum in your daily skin care regime. Serums helps to lift the skin, repair sun damage, pigmentation and minimise the signs of ageing.
5. Use a hydrating body cream, scrub and exfoliate your skin weekly.
6. Use hand creams and keep your neck moisturised.
7. Me time! Take a few hours a week to focus on yourself. May it be a facial, reading a book, having a bubble bath or just relaxing. Happiness does wonders for the skin.
Skin care in your 40's
At this age your skin really starts to change and you can see the difference. Embrace the change, skincare that worked for you in your 20's and 30's is no more relevant. So pay attention to your skins needs and update your skincare regime. This is a good time to start using anti-ageing and firming products.
Visit a beauty therapist and get advice on your skin concerns.
Nourish your skin with moisturisers and serums.
A cleanser is the first step of your daily anti-ageing regime, use a cleanser that nourishes your skin rather than drying your skin out.
Beauty products should leave your skin feeling moisturised and glowing.
Avoid skincare that contains acid, chemicals, mineral oil or petrolatum. These ingredients do not allow the skin to respire, expel toxins or absorb any nutrients.
Invest in a good night cream or serum eye-cream and neck cream.
Take care of your skin and make sure to stick to your daily skincare regime.