Beauty tips for every age
As you age, your skin changes, as do your beauty products. Tinted moisturizer may have worked when you were a teenager, but it won’t be able to prevent wrinkles in your 30s. By the time you reach 40, you may even need to order reinforcements: cream, firming gel and a weekly beauty treatment. Look, that’s why people buy nice houses when they grow up. They need bigger bathroom cabinets.
Why did this happened? Three words: hormones, hydration and generation of skin cells. When estrogen levels rise (during adolescence and pregnancy), so do our breakouts; when they dip (after menopause) our skin becomes thin and prone to fine lines. Our skin also loses its ability to retain moisture and produce healthy skin cells that result in that natural radiant glow (thank goodness for blush).
That’s where beauty products and beauty treatments come in. They provide nutrients, helping the production of skin cells. They add moisture, preventing dryness and wrinkles. They remove dead skin cells and any unsightly impurities that can cause breakouts. So what beauty products and beauty treatments do you need now? keep reading
teenagers. Today’s clogged pores are tomorrow’s blackheads. Wash your face twice a day and never, ever go to sleep with your makeup on. Soap dries out the skin, so use a beauty product, such as a face wash, cleanser, or astringent, that doesn’t contain alcohol. Another beauty tip: use moisturizer, even if your skin is so supple right now that you don’t think you need it. Prevents future problems and controls flaking. If you have combination skin, use an oil-free beauty product.
Twenty Your skin is now at its best: it has overcome hormonal fluctuations, but it is still wrinkle-free. However, long hours at work can cause dark circles and peeling, and sun damage begins to show (you just can’t see it). Be more attentive to sun protection. Look for beauty products that serve two purposes, for example, moisturizer with SPF. You also need regular beauty treatments to exfoliate dead skin and remove impurities (hey, an excuse to hit the salon with your girlfriends!). In your late twenties, you should also expand your beauty supplies to include night cream and eye cream to reduce puffiness. If that sounds complicated, find a beauty brand that offers a full line, from cleansers to moisturizers.
Thirty Your skin produces less oil, which causes it to crack and flake. You need beauty products that contain glycolic acid, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles and keeps skin smooth. You may also need to upgrade your moisturizer to a richer cream or beauty product specifically for older skin. Beauty treatments like deep cleansing and deep moisturizing masks are a must, hey, they’re cheaper than plastic surgery.
Fourty. Your skin begins to lose its battle with gravity. Among your beauty essentials is a firming cream, or any moisturizer that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). The skin also doesn’t heal as fast as it used to, so it needs its vitamin C. The drop in estrogen levels can also trigger a pale skin tone; to bring back the glow, head to the salon for a rejuvenating facial (oatmeal and avocado scrubs work wonders) or do your own beauty treatment at home.