Everything we know about skincare has changed recently when the general public found out about acid peeling, retinol, vitamin C skincare, and the crucial importance of SPF. But can one skincare routine be suitable for a 25-year-old person and a 75-year-old one?
Of course, not.
Our skin is changing, whether we want it or not. You can prevent skin ageing by taking good care of yourself from your 20s.
But even if you’re in your 40s or even 70s, we’ll help you balance your routine in this article. Working with dermatologists, we have gathered broad strokes about skincare for different ages.
Skincare Regime in Your 20s: Highlighting Your Natural Beauty
Skincare in your 20s should be light. There’s no need for 10 steps of a routine, you should only get essential things like a gentle cleanser, a high-quality moisturizer, a powerful SPF, a hydrating serum, and over-the-counter retinol.
Of course, a powerful SPF is a must. If you want your skin to continue looking so young, plump, and bright, the UV exposure damage should be minimal. While we realize it’s impossible to stay out of the sun all the time, an SPF 30+ and 50+ will help.
Skincare in Your 30s: Start to Think About Anti-Aging
The 30s is a perfect age to think about anti-aging skincare. You may see light wrinkles hinting at where the deep ones may be if you don’t take action. Here are the products most suitable for a routine:
- A SA or LA cleanser.
A salicylic or lactic acid cleanser will help with breakouts and even the complexion. Pimples will go away, leaving no pigmentation.
- Prescription retinol.
It’s time to take retinol seriously. Visit a dermatologist to get a prescription for the concentration your skin needs.
- Natural Retinol
It’s time to take retinol seriously. Finding the right serum with the highest concentration of vitamin A.
Skincare in Your 40s: Perimenopause Care, Stronger Anti-Aging Routine
Your hormones are changing with the beginning of perimenopause, a period between menopause hits. It’s time to change your routine and make it stronger in terms of anti-aging properties and moisture barrier protection.
Here are some additions to your skincare regime:
- A night cream with natural ingredients like antioxidants and retinol are very desired in the cream.
- A peptide serum.
Peptides communicate with your skin cells, helping them slow aging. Such a serum will increase collagen production.
hydration! That is the key to protect the skin barrier and help cell renewal.
Skincare in Your 50s: Collagen Production Slows, Helping the Skin Retain Elasticity
The drop of hormones will promote aging at this point. This happens due to collagen production drop, but you can troubleshoot the situation. The focus in this age is on locking in the hydration to help our skin.
Here are some of the products that must be in your routine:
It’s time to change your cleanser to a gentler one. The skin reacts to hard ingredients worse with every decade.
- Ceramide moisturizer.
Ceramides will help you retain moisture and keep it plump.
- Hyaluronic acid serum.
This acid will moisturize the skin very well. It can hold x1,000 its weight in water.
Remember that some wrinkles will still be visible, and it’s OK. It’s important to work on your mental health as well, accepting some signs of ageing. They are beautiful.
Skincare in Your 60s: Less Collagen, More Retinol
At this age, the signs of ageing will be really seen if you’ve ignored SPF and didn’t use retinol. If you’re diligent with skincare, the situation will be much better. There will be minimal to no discoloration, and wrinkles won’t be too deep.
Continue using SPF products on your face, neck, and décolleté, as well as on the rest of your body that is exposed to the sun. Also, increase the concentration of retinol either by purchasing a more powerful treatment or by increasing the frequency of use. It’s a good idea to consult a professional before doing this to make sure you choose proper products and build a new routine.
Also, it’s time to indulge in hydrating serums. Consider applying them under a layer of moisturizer and before your retinol for the best results.
Skincare in Your 70s: Natural Powerful Hydration, no Harsh Products
While the loss of elasticity will be visible in your 70s, you can still improve the skin by choosing highly moisturizing products. Active hydration should become the key to your routine, focused on skin barrier repair and plumpness improvement.
You need natural, not harsh ingredients that are powerful enough to nourish your skin and lock in moisture.
Consider purchasing products with manuka honey. It’s:
- An antioxidant;
- An antibacterial solution;
- A powerful moisturizer;
- A reparative treatment.
The goal of your regime is to address moisture and firmness loss due to collagen production drop and facial muscle weakness. While it’s impossible to look like you’re 20 again, but hey, find the good side of ageing. It shows that you loved a great life.
Plus, if you took proper care of your skin in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, used a proper amount of SPF, bought high-quality retinol and hyaluronic acid, etc., the signs of ageing will be light and look gorgeous on you!
Consult a Dermatologist Before Changing Skincare Routine
While using light retinol, a better moisturizer, and powerful SPF doesn’t usually need a prescription, especially if you’re in your 20s. But if you want a professional opinion or it’s time to change the regime due to ageing signs, consult a dermatologist.
Choose a progressive specialist updated with all the new studies about skincare. They will choose the best products for you and write prescriptions if any special products are needed.
You can always come back to this article to see if you have everything necessary for retaining the plumpness and youth of your skin.