Many of us have wondered if we had started earlier in our skincare routine, would we have seen better results? Skincare results are cumulative, and it can seem that caring for our skin at an earlier age could have delayed the effects of aging. But is that really the case? Here’s the good news: there’s no right or wrong time to begin a skincare routine for a glowing, supple complexion. And yes, it is possible to reduce the effect of time and stressors on the skin. Below, our tips for an ideal skincare routine at any age:
Skin is usually at its best during our teenage years! It’s soft, supple, and glowing. Sometimes though, acne and hormonal issues can cause breakouts and flare-ups. In this case, focusing on a regular daily routine of cleansing, moisturizing, toning, and SPF with products that won’t block pores is key. Your skin will bounce back and recover quickly, so starting a low-maintenance but consistent routine in your teens is the best thing you can do to make sure you will continue to have great skin as you get older. A light moisturizer with SPF, like Image Skincare Prevention Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32+, is perfect for keeping young skin healthy and glowy. For those struggling with acne, Replenix BP 5% Acne Wash is a gentle yet effective cleanser for keeping breakouts at bay.
In our twenties, our skin types are usually well-defined and more balanced. Some of us will still struggle with breakouts and reactions from time to time, which is totally normal. This is the time when it’s really key to begin incorporating some anti-aging practices that will reap benefits later on. Aside from a consistent daily regular routine of cleanser, moisturizer and SPF, we recommend adding a moisturizing eye cream, a nourishing serum like Replenix Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Serum, and a gentle retinol like SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.25 to boost your routine and keep your skin supple, smooth, and wrinkle-free. Don’t forget to always keep yourself hydrated while on the go, even though it may not show just yet, your skin needs replenishment!
Our thirties are a very busy time for many of us. Our careers are in full swing, and we are juggling our work responsibilities along with our personal relationships, especially for those of us that are partnered or raising families. During this hectic time, many of our self-care practices can be put on the back burner as we may prioritize work and family over ourselves. However, this is when it’s the most key to practice self-care, and carve out even a little time to care for our skin, as it can start to feel dehydrated or show signs of aging due to the demands of life. A rich moisturizer with age-reversing benefits such as Alastin Restorative Skin Complex, as well as an intensive treatment to restore moisture to the skin like Valmont Prime Renewing Pack, will keep our skin in balance along with our lives.
During our forties is when most of us are starting to see the signs of aging a little bit more clearly on our faces: fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and loss of elasticity might begin creeping in. But there’s no reason to panic: even at this age, skin is still quite resilient, and with a strict, consistent routine of high-quality, medical grade skincare, reducing the signs of aging is still very possible. This is the time we recommend investing in products that show clinically-proven results! Cellcosmet Ultra Vital Cream with 24% stabilized cellular extracts has been shown to boost hydration and reduce the look of wrinkles, and RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Serum is proven to gently exfoliate and retexturize for smoother, younger-looking skin.