Keep Them Guessing: Caring for Your Skin at Every Age
Taking good care of your skin is essential, no matter what your age. Whether you’re in your 20s and fighting acne, or you’re in your 40s and those fine lines and wrinkles start to appear, everyone wants that healthy glow and appearance of youth. However, getting that glow means taking care of your skin by incorporating anti-aging products into your daily routine.
Your skin loses elasticity and thins as you age, so your skin care routine needs to evolve with the proper products. In addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle, anti-aging products abound to help us hold back the hands of time—from sunscreen to anti wrinkle pillows, the choice is yours, and it’s never too early to start.
Here’s what you need to know:
In Your 20s: You may have thought your teen years were behind you, but don’t be surprised if you still experience breakouts or acne. There are plenty of reasons this is happening, but the biggest culprit involves those nights you are too tired to take your makeup off and wash your face. You have to clean your face every night: No excuses! Use a cleanser, apply a topical anti-oxidant and moisturize. Also, your mother was right: Wear sunscreen every day, even if it’s not sunny, because sun damage can cause more than just wrinkles; it can cause cancer.
- In Your 30s: Your career is taking off. Maybe you’re a parent and, if that’s not enough, the signs of aging are starting to appear, probably due to all that stress. It’s time to step up your skin care routine, adding facial scrubs with glycolic or lactic acids (also known as alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs) to exfoliate your skin, which helps with skin renewal. Consider having a chemical peel and look for nighttime creams with peptides, which are small proteins that help promote skin cell growth.
In Your 40s: It’s been said that life begins at 40, and maybe it does. You are more confident, you are not afraid of taking risks, and you can get the job done, but you want the outside of you to match the inside, so it’s time to get serious about skin care. The collagen in your skin is starting to break down, and so is your ability to produce more of it. Retinols help with fine lines and dark spots, and help create healthier skin cells. Eye cream is your new best friend and will help keep the skin around your eyes tight
- In Your 50s and Beyond: Thanks to menopause, your hormones are running amuck and playing havoc with your skin. Dryness is your main enemy, so fight it with thicker, more emollient moisturizers, throw out any harsh soaps you may have and drink plenty of water. Look for creams and serums that have ceramides in them. Dry skin often lacks ceramides, which are natural lipids that are a major component in surface skin structure.
JuveRest The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow is one product that you can use at any age, every day, and never have to take it out of your skin care routine. By promoting compression-free sleep, JuveRest helps minimize wrinkles and keeps your skin looking younger.