What’s the Right Skincare Routine For My Age?
No matter your age, healthy glowing skin is so important but as you age your skin care needs change and certain products and ingredients will help your skin transition through each stage of your life.
In our 20s it’s all about sun protection and reducing sebum and by the time we hit our 60s it’s all about bumping up the moisture levels and using targeted serums.
The good news is that it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin to achieve your best skin at any age.
Skincare for 20s
Choose products aimed at prevention and hydration - and there is no better preventative measure than sun protection. You won’t see the effects of daily sunscreen use in your 20s but you'll thank yourself in your 40s. Salicylic and Lactic acids are great additions to your routine at this age as they can help manage combination skin. Start to incorporate Niacinamide into your routine as well as its ultra hydrating yet light on the skin.
Skincare for 30s
In your 30s, moisturisers take on an entire new level of importance, your night cream should be packed full of antioxidants to combat free radicals which contribute to pigmentation and wrinkles. An antioxidant serum like the EPI-gN™ Serum is a must as your skin slowly starts to find it more challenging to retain oil and water, Hyaluronic Acid is your skin’s other best friend. Adding in a toner to your routine will also help firm and increase skin elasticity.
EPI-gN™ Serum with antioxidants
Skincare for 40s
It’s time to go on the defence and start repairing your skin, pigmentation and sun spots may start to appear in your 40s. Your collagen and fat also start to deplete and your skin may appear less firm and feel thinner. Retinol is your best friend to replenish and renew your skin at this age, also look for eye creams with a gel base, as richer eye creams are not favourable to the eye contour. Use ingredients that target specific concerns such as Aloe Vera to hydrate and seal in moisture and remove harsh products like chemical exfoliants that strip the skin of moisturiser and natural oils.
Skincare for 50s & 60s
Hopefully all that sun care in your 20s is starting to pay off now, nevertheless it’s now all about targeted treatments. Loss of elastin and collagen are most noticeable now and dullness and sun damage is starting to show as pigmentation and fine lines.
Two ingredients that are especially good at improving skin dullness are Niacinamide and Vitamin C.
Skincare for 70s & 80s+
From around the age of 70 your natural sebum production drops so this is the best time to ramp up the moisturiser and use a targeted hydrating antioxidant serum. Dryness is hitting its peak at this age so use a heavier antioxidant rich moisturiser every day and night as this will help your skin replenish the lost moisture and seal it in for longer.
Remember to always look at the ingredient list on your skin care products, the higher the ingredient is on the list, the larger the percentage contained in the product.