Caring for Your Skin Through Every Stage of Life





During each stage of life, certain parts of our body will require more attention than others to preserve our youth. One part of the body that never stops needing attention is our skin.

From the womb right up to the golden years, a proper skincare routine should be a constant priority no matter what stage of life you are in.

Establishing a skin care routine that’s right for you may not come easy, but the time invested will be worth it. There are many factors that go into determining which products and methods are right for you, but once you’ve perfected a regimen, caring for your skin will come as second nature to you.

Keep reading for some tips on treating your skin through every phase of your life. 




20s-30s

Throughout your 20s and 30s, you will experience the various stresses that come with adulting, whether you’re a post-grad trying to find a job or deciding if you’re where you want to be in life and determining any changes that need to be made. Whatever the case may be, these stresses can put a toll on your body over time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial at this point in your life.
Making sure you’re getting 8 hours of sleep a night, as well as cultivating a healthy diet are all factors that go into having healthy skin. 
On top of creating a healthy lifestyle, your beauty regimen is also very important. If you’re still using products you used throughout college, stop it right now! As we age and our skin changes, so should the products we use. The following are the items you should include into your everyday beauty routine:

A Daily Cleanser
The first step to creating a beauty routine is cleansing. As we go about our day, we don’t realize that various pollutants that come in contact with our skin. After a long night out or stressful day at work, the last thing I’m sure you want to do is to wash your face. We’ve all been guilty of skipping this step and substituting the process for a cleansing wipe. However, using a wipe won’t get rid of the dirt and oil that builds upon our skin. If you’re guilty of doing this every day, it’s important you introduce cleansing to your routine.
This is something you should do twice a day, morning and night.
Using SPF
The most important product that everyone should have in their skincare routine is SPF. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the sun might not be shining but your skin is still being exposed to harmful UV rays. Sun damage can speed up the aging process and lead to the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. Wearing an SPF and staying away from direct sunlight, if possible, will be your best bet to avoid sun damage.

Acne Treatment
Are you experiencing a horrible break out and wondering why you have acne in your 20s or 30s? As mentioned above, with the stresses of work, your friends/family, and the other demands of your personal life, your skin will be the first to show signs of stress. Drinking a lot of water, eating a balanced diet and incorporating an acne treatment are all things to consider for clear skin.

Retinol 

Now you might think, retinol? Isn’t that for someone with wrinkles? Although you might not see any wrinkles, this is the period of your life when collagen starts to break down. Introducing anti-aging products to your beauty regimen sooner rather than later will slow down the development of fine lines and wrinkles. The best time to apply retinol is every other night, to start. After using it for quite some time you can scale back to using it once a week.



40s-50s and Beyond

As you approach your 40s and beyond, you will want to consider taking a second look at your current skin care routine and making any necessary adjustments. Hormonal changes will occur during this time period because of menopause. This is also the time when you will see the production of collagen dwindling and skin becoming drier. We suggest incorporating new and stronger products into your routine.

A Daily Cleanser
Just like in your 20s or 30s you want to consider a gentle cleanser, but in this case, you will want to find a cream or oil based cleanser -- as you may experience dryness or flaking skin. Cream or oil-based cleansers will leave your skin feeling hydrated without drying. As skin loses its elasticity, it will also become less hydrated. 

Serum
Serums are lightweight moisturizers that can penetrate the skin deeper. If you’re consistent with using your serum, you will see your pores getting smaller, and skin getting firmer. Serums are a great product to incorporate into your routine as it helps to keep your skin youthful and healthy.

Eye Cream
The skin tissue under our eyes is very thin and delicate. If you’re someone that vigorously rubs or pulls the skin when applying eye cream or makeup, stop! Doing so will lead to unwanted sagginess. Eye creams are not only meant for fine lines and wrinkles but to also keep the skin hydrated. When applying your eye cream, use your ring finger, as it’s the weakest finger and will give you the perfect amount of pressure.

As always, I hope that insight like this helps you care for yourself and your skin a little more and a little better.  I love sharing ways that we can all practice towards self care in more ways than one and in easy practical ways as well.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today & always!





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