Aside from the common environmental factors that affect the skin, age is also an essential aspect in maintaining a radiant and healthy glow. No matter how much you take care of your skin, signs of aging will always come out in more ways than one. You can notice it from fine lines growing on your forehead, loss of elasticity, and slight discoloration on what used to be spotless places.
During age transition periods, you need to be particular with the skincare that you use. It is also the perfect opportunity to step up your skincare routine. If the only thing you worried about in your 20s were acne breakouts and missing a day of using sunscreen, now you have more things to put in mind in choosing a skin product.
Don’t worry because you’re in good hands!
Below is a working timeline that you can follow to know how your skincare routine should change as you age
30-45 years old
What to watch out for? Early signs of wrinkles and dullness.
If you have been religiously following your regimen in your early 20s, you have to prepare for the transitional time in your 30s and mid-40s. The skin is now post-puberty which comes with stricter commitments. Generally, collagen production of the skin slows down during this age, meaning it can’t heal as fast as it used to be. Taking collagen supplements to replenish what is lost is a great idea.
Remember those times you missed putting on sunscreen? During this time, you might see the effects of sun damage become more visible. Fine lines and volume loss from different parts of your face become more visible as you age, too. See how important blocking all those UVA and UVB rays are?
Aside from the core skincare steps like moisturizing and protecting your skin from UV rays, adding retinoid to your nightly routine is a must. You need to prepare for fine lines and firmness. However, a retinol serum might have some drying ingredients so choosing the right moisturizing products should also be a priority.
Sagginess will also be one of your concerns in your early 40s. Watch out for early symptoms of melasma, however rare. Investing in the usual cleansing foam is not enough. It is better to have personalized face cleansers that accommodate the needs of your skin. Be it exfoliation or anti-acne formulas.
45-60 years old
What to watch out for? Eyebags and Stress.
During your late 40s to your early 60s, your skin is more vulnerable to dryness and puffiness under your eyes. Bye Bye Bagz Undereye and Face Balm can certainly make things look and feel better in your delicate eye area, but don’t forget that the most essential anti-aging magic builds on the good habits you formed in your 20s. Things like sleeping early, drinking enough water, and fixing your diet all contribute to a healthy glow and firmer skin as you age.
What to watch out for: Experiencing PMS Symptoms
Your skin and hair will definitely know something is going on. Treating yourself with loving-kindness during this time period is crucial. Period. The End: Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Guidance for Women in Menopause–and Beyond by Linda Condrillo, is one of the best and funniest books on the subject.
Stress will be your number one enemy in these times, and it will truly reflect on your dark under eyes. To prevent this, boosting the health of your skin through antioxidants helps a lot. You can also intercept dermatology visits with regular skincare to reduce fine lines and stimulate collagen production.
Creating a milder and more hydrating regimen is the perfect way to maintain the vibrance of your skin. Wrinkles, dark spots, and discoloration will inevitably show up during this time. But continue wearing sunscreen and using cleansers to keep a younger and fresher look even in your 60s!
60-75 years old
What to watch out for? Skin cancer and Lack of Collagen.
Your health is more sensitive at this rate—especially your skin. Be kinder and gentler in choosing the products and skin services that you use and avail. Recalibrate your skincare routine with revitalizing and hydrating products that can retain moisture in your skin.
Limit dermatology procedures annually as your skin is thinner at this age. But always stay alert for signs of skin cancer. More complex skin diseases rise during this period so make sure to schedule a regular check-up with your family physician and dermatologist.
Your 70s will also reap the rewards of your religious sunscreen application. Keep your skin firm and maintained with vitamin-rich serums and moisturizers. Avoid staying long under the sun, especially during its peak. By this time, all you really need to do is protect and stay hydrated!
How can I keep my skin from aging? Start when you are young.
There is no secret in keeping your skin as smooth as porcelain even when you grow older. Wrinkles and facial lines are part of life. It shows growth and experience. It even shows beauty. Getting older doesn’t mean you have to get all saggy, though. You can’t prevent aging, but you can always prepare your skin to remain glowing through your golden days.
The habits you formed when you were younger will be the foundation of your skin as you age. So, building a core skin routine that targets your skin issues early on will definitely impact the way you’ll look years from now. Check out our skincare and how-to videos here to find quality products that work well for every stage of your life.
Remember: Beyond the price, the most essential aspect of taking care of your skin is consistency.
Guest Post by Arleen Atienza