Keeping skin youthful gets trickier by the year. Did you know it’s best to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging as early as your 20s? Find out which skincare products you should be using in each decade of life.
So maybe you didn’t use sunscreen quite as often as you should have. Or maybe you still aren’t protecting your skin now that you're in your 40s. If you are seeing lines, wrinkles, brown spots, sagging, or discoloration, you may be using the wrong skincare.
Antioxidants, sunscreens, preventative skincare treatments, even bizarre skincare treatments are all part of the youthful skin movement. But which actually work to prevent aging and which help to repair the damage done?
Of course, lifestyle plays a huge role in how our skin ages. Smoking, too much sugar and alcohol, not enough exercise or sleep, and chronic stress all seem to bring on premature skin aging. Healthy diet, plenty of fresh air, a workout routine you like, and stress management are good places to start.
Now, let's take a look at your skincare. Are you using the same products in your 30s or 40s (or 50s) that you used in your 20s? Does your skincare provide supportive benefits with nurturing ingredients? And are you using your products the right way? All things to consider when working on this whole gravity defying issue.
If you are tired of wondering what to do about those signs of skin aging or if you are doing enough to prevent them, find out what you should be using for your age.
The Best Gravity Defying Skincare Products for Every Age
In Your 20s: You won’t be surprised that the most important thing you can do, skincare-wise, to ward off signs of aging is to protect your skin from UV damage. The easiest way to do this? A tinted moisturizer or BB Cream with built in SPF.
In Your 30s: This is the ideal time to ramp up moisture. Fruit oils are lightly hydrating without being greasy, and help to keep skin plump and firm. Pat a fruit oil blend over moisturizer nightly to prevent moisture loss and keep skin looking youthful.
You may also start to see slight sun damage at this point. There’s still time to reverse discoloration. Coffee seed oil is good for lightening spots and seabuckthorn oil is a winner for giving skin a healthy glow. Try a tone correction treatment with these ingredients.
In Your 40s: Does it seem you are exfoliating all the time? Uneven skin texture crops up in this decade. To keep from damaging skin, steer clear of granular exfoliants and opt for a fruit acid peel instead. They do the work without the friction.
This is also the perfect time to break out the heavy duty anti-agers. CoQ10 is highly effective in keeping skin toned and gorgeous. Don't be afraid to break out the big guns and use a powerful skin treatment for the best results.
In your 50s: Moisture is the name of the game in your 50s. Creamy cleansers, oil serums, thicker moisturizers all help to maintain firmness and a youthful look. Try a skincare line designed to deliver maximum hydration.
Dark, tired-looking eyes can stack on the years. Rather than simply covering dark circles, use an eye cream that helps to brighten the skin.
A few strategic gravity defying products will keep your skin looking its best now and for years to come. And remember, sunscreen is important no matter what your age.
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