You don’t expect to wear the same clothes when you’re 20 and 40, and your skincare won’t stay the same either. Your skin changes constantly: according to the weather, your age, health, hormones, pregnancy, etc. Read on for what you should be doing at each stage in your life to maintain healthy skin:
You can probably get away with a pretty minimal routine and you might still be fighting acne blemishes. Your best course of action is all about prevention, prevention, and prevention when it comes to aging. Going without sunscreen now will set you up for age spots, melasma, and wrinkles in later years. Use sunscreen and antioxidant-rich topical serums, morning and night to keep skin from sun damage. Stay away from acne fighting products that contain Benzoyl Peroxide, as that unleashes oxidizing free radicals onto your skin, accelerating the aging process on the skin.
Job stress and family stress will start to take their toll, making you no stranger to sleepless nights. Adding a retinol product at night will keep signs of aging at bay. Add a moisturizing eye cream during the day as well – as usually eyes are the first place to show signs of aging.
Consider adding a daily or weekly treatment containing AHAs. Our Bright Peel Pads are an easy (and foolproof) way to start. If your skin has deeper damage or very pigmentation, consider using something like our Lactic Acid 10% Gel once per week. Start with a minute or two, then rinsing completely. More is not better here, and slow and steady wins the race to your best skin.
Your enemy #1 is dryness, which can make skin look more tired. Opt for rich day and night creams, especially if you live in a dry climate. Consider adding collagen topically and taking collagen supplements or collagen-rich drinks like powders or bone broths- these help skin retain moisture and bounce.