Skin care tips: Your Best Skin… At Any Age
Skin care tips: Your Best Skin… At Any Age
No matter your age or even your skincare history, you can take steps now to optimize your skincare regimen and to promote a beautiful, luminous complexion. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s+, maintaining a consistent skincare routine that contains the right products can make the difference between lackluster skin or a glowing complexion that represents your best self. Although you can’t stop the clock, you can certainly slow the impact of aging.
1. Sun Safe 101:
No matter your age, be sure to always apply sunscreen! Whether it’s a sunny or a cloudy day, don’t miss a daily dose. Even though you may be seeing clouds outside, the sun’s powerful rays can pierce through environmental barriers and cause damage. It’s estimated that up to 80% of skin aging including wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots can be attributed to photo-aging from sun exposuSplosh-Tre. Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and you will reap the benefits for decades to come.
2. Stay Hydrated:
Maintaining proper health habits helps you glow from the inside out! Drink enough water to keep your body hydrated. According to WebMD, your body needs approximately half an ounce to an ounce per lb of body weight. For a woman who weighs 135 lb that means drinking between 68-135 oz per day. Choose leafy greens and fruits/vegetables with high nutritional and water content to keep your body’s systems working properly.
3. Supplement Wisely:
Taking a high-quality, daily multivitamin can help keep your energy levels high while delivering the nutrients your body needs for healthy organs, including your largest organ—the skin. Omega-3 fatty acids in particular are renowned for their protective powers when it comes to preserving the youthfulness of cells. Omega-3s slow down the shortening of telomeres, the markers of biological aging found at the end of chromosomes. Consult your doctor about adding an Omega-3 supplement to your diet to ensure that it is right for you.
4. Prevent Oxidative Damage (Inside and Out):
Reach for snacks and desserts that pack an antioxidant punch such as blueberries and acai, rather than that chocolate cake. While consuming sugar promotes the breakdown of collagen in your skin cells, antioxidants promote the removal of wastes within your body. Refer to this Prevention.com article to read more about how sugar damages the collagen in your skin. Choosing foods with high antioxidant content and skincare products that feature antioxidants can help slow the signs of aging. Using skincare products that have antioxidant properties can help reduce oxidative damage caused by exposure to pollutants and environmental toxins.
Skincare Tips in Your 20s
In our 20s we are often still trying to control breakouts as hormones level out. To keep skin looking clear and even, select products that contain exfoliating agents such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids which remove impurities and dead skin cells while revealing fresh skin. Be sure to keep your hands off of the face to prevent introducing impurities into the pores.
Masks that feature clay formulas can reduce the appearance of pores, suck up excess pore-clogging oils and promote clear skin. Gentle cleansers will clean skin without over-stripping it. Consider a balancing moisturizer to add hydration to your skin while balancing oil production. It’s key to start an effective skincare routine in your 20’s if you want to have skin you’re proud of for years to come. Start incorporating Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid products into your routine in your 20’s to promote bright and plump skin.
Skincare Tips in Your 30s
As we age and cell regeneration slows, we tend to see duller skin and are prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Since cell turnover is reduced, exfoliation is key in promoting a luminous complexion. When exfoliating, exercise caution not to overuse resurfacing products. When using skincare products that containg agents like Alpha Hydroxy Acids, you can safely resurface your complexion approximately 2 times a week without causing irritation.
It’s important to begin using anti-aging products to prevent fine lines from deepening. Using the right products now can help keep wrinkles at bay. Introducing serums to battle dullness and fine lines is key in helping to resurface the skin. Healthcare online provides a guide to assist with determining how often to exfoliate your face and body. Finally, be sure to protect the delicate skin around the eyes by moisturizing prior to going to bed.
Skincare Tips in your 40s
Going into the 40s, as skin ages skin tone may become more uneven and age spots appear. Skin becomes thinner and collagen levels continue to drop.
In your 40s, opt for moisture-replenishing serums and day/night creams that hydrate. Boosting collagen production with powerful products that plump the skin can help keep it feeling supple. To battle signs of aging and the deepening of wrinkles, consider using creams that contains potent wrinkle-fighting formulas. Ingredients to look for include retinoids or retinols, Vitamin C, AHA’s, and argireline.
There’s no time like the present to slow down your skin’s aging process and keep skin looking its best. LuRey offers an age-fighting skincare range to suit any stage in life.