It’s skincare awareness month and for those who haven’t been pampering their skin during the lockdown, now’s the right time to start. While a sheet mask once a week is good, your skin deserves a lot more TLC– after all, it is the largest organ in your entire body. And for those who have been following the same skin routine since they were 16, you need an upgrade ASAP, ‘coz we hate to break it to you, but it’s probably not doing your skin any good.
Many factors affect your skin. Aside from external issues like environmental stressors, dirt, bacteria, pollutants, etc. there is another major factor that should be taken into consideration is your age. If you want to maintain healthy, supple skin as you get older, keep reading to know more about the skin-friendly ingredients you’ll need to incorporate into your daily skincare routine.
Whether you’re in your 20s or 50s, adding these ingredients to your daily skincare routine, will put you on the path to soft, smooth skin. Check out all the skin-friendly ingredients you need in order to maintain that envious, glowing skin at every stage of life.
Your skincare journey should ideally start in your 20s. Wondering why? Well, as you get older the cell renewal process tends to slow down and the collagen produced within your body which helps keep the skin firm and tight decreases after 25. To maintain the suppleness, here are the skincare ingredients you should consider in your 20s.
Sunscreen is always a must, no matter your age. But in your 20s, you tend to suffer a lot of skin damage caused by UV rays, so you must invest in some SPF. And we’re not talking about moisturisers and makeup with SPF properties. If you want to protect your skin from sun damage, be sure to use a proper sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, in order to fully protect your skin from sun damage.
Once you reach your 20s, the rate at which your skin renews itself begins to slow down–here’s where topical skincare products with Vitamin C come to the rescue. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants and protects the skin from free radicals. It also helps in your skin’s natural regeneration process and even repairs damaged skin cells faster.
Whether it’s in your toners, serums or creams, AHAs need to be included in your skincare routine. Alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic and lactic acids help exfoliate the skin, promote collagen production and blood flow, improve the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles and prevent acne breakouts.
For most of us, turning the big Three Zero might seem terrifying, but honestly, all you need to do is treat your skin well. Once you reach your 30s, your skin’s invincibility decreases since there’s a major drop in your collagen and elastin levels. But the good news is that there are proven ingredients that are said to work like magic on the skin.
You’ve probably heard about this ingredient a lot and for good reason. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that promotes healthy cell turnover, increases collagen production and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. If you are looking for good anti-ageing products, make sure it is enriched with this ingredient.
Hyaluronic Acid is produced naturally in the body, but by the time we reach our 30s, the levels drop drastically. Since its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues hydrated and moist, the lack of it, leaves the skin looking dull, dry and lifeless. Using products that are powered by Hyaluronic Acid will help fight dehydration and leave you with smooth, plump skin. So, while we can’t slow down time, we can, however, maintain our soft, supple 20-something-year-old skin.
There is nothing wrong with ageing gracefully but that doesn’t mean you need to deprive your skin of certain ingredients. At the age of 40, your cell turnover rate is twice as slow as when it was in your 20s, which increases the appearance of fine lines, scars and wrinkles. Once you cross 40, your epidermis needs a little external help to maintain its suppleness and to keep it hydrated and strong.
We understand the plight of caring for your skin along with your overall health in your 40s, but products powered by Ceramides go a long way in keeping the epidermis healthy and strong enough to fight environmental stressors. Since your skin’s barrier weakens as you get older, ceramides are your saving grace as they play a crucial role in helping you maintain your beautiful skin by giving it the nutrients it lacks. This skin ingredient not only helps form the skin’s barrier but also aids in retaining moisture and keeping the epidermis hydrated. Best of all, ceramides are perfect for any skin type.
Ah, the big 5 0. This decade was once the most dreaded but in 2020, thanks to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston, it’s safe to say that 50 is the new 20! With a few lifestyle changes and the proper skincare ingredients, you can look better than what you did when you were younger.
Peptides are amino acids that increase collagen production, which helps you get firmer, younger-looking skin even in your 50s. Peptides also improve the skin’s barrier, makes the skin look tauter, eases inflammation and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Since it is a skin-plumping ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid should be a must in every decade after your 20s. It keeps the skin supple, hydrated and reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles.
Remember, the epidermis not only changes with the season but with age as well, so it is never too late to start following a good daily skincare routine.
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