Skin Care Tips for Every Age

They say that age is just a number and you’re only as young as you feel. But you still want to look good regardless of your age, right? How can you keep your skin youthful, radiant, and glowy in your 20s, 30s, and well into your 50s? Read on to find out.

by Jen Chuaunsu, 31 July 2017

Find a cleanser to suit your skin’s needs.

As you age, your skin changes as well. Fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. Your skin becomes drier and less supple. Skin aging is inevitable, that’s why you need to change and update your beauty routine as you age. Here are a few skincare tips to address skin challenges for every age.

Your 20s

Partying on weekends, tanning on the beach, staying up all night, being too lazy to remove makeup before sleeping—the typical life for every 20-year-old. A lot of skin issues are caused by the lifestyle you lead. Develop your own skin routine as early as you can and stick to it. You’ll thank yourself later. Preserve your skin’s youthful glow with these tips:

a. Use a gentle foaming cleanser that will remove makeup and excess oil without drying your skin.
b. Use a light moisturizer that contains sunscreen with UVA and UVB to protect your face from the sun’s harmful rays.
c. You might still get mild breakouts even though you’re past the acne stage of your teenage years. Use a spot treatment that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

Your 30s

Sun damage and fine lines are your skin’s biggest challenges at this age. You’ll have to start exfoliating as part of your beauty regimen. In your 30s, your skin will only exfoliate naturally every 35 days as compared to every 14 days when you were in your 20s.

a. Find a cleanser that removes make-up and lightly exfoliates at the same time.
b. Use an eye cream in the morning as you get ready to start your day and before sleeping at night to moisturize your skin and diminish fine lines that might start appearing around the eyes.
c. Before applying sunscreen, use an antioxidant-rich moisturizer or serum to help reverse sun damage.

Your 40s

Since your estrogen level is decreases as you age, your skin becomes increasingly dry as well. You need to add moisture to make keep it supple, youthful, and healthy.

a. Use a basic non-foaming and non-drying cleanser for dry skin. Use a gentle face cleansing brush to help remove dead skin cells.
b. SPF is your friend. Use it daily to prevent further sun damage.
c. Use a moisturizer that has a high level of glycerin or hyaluronic acid to help your skin retain moisture.

Your 50s

Dryness, hollow eyes, and sagging skin are your biggest concerns. Arm yourself with products to help your skin retain moisture and fight aging.

a. Use a hydrating cream cleanser.
b. At night, apply a retinoid before your moisturizer to help fight hormonal aging.
c. Petroleum jelly is a great way to seal in the moisture after you apply moisturizer. It’s inexpensive as well.