Bodies change as time goes on, that's a simple fact of life. The skin is no exception to this rule. As a result, your tried-and-tested routines have to grow and evolve with you as your skin's needs change, too.
Match your glow up as you grow up with these key components to take note of with your skin care through the years to come.
IN YOUR 20S: ADULT ACNE
If you thought that acne was something you only had to deal with as a teenager, you might want to think again.
It is actually incredibly common to have cases where you had clearer skin as a teenager, when your collagen production was at its highest, only for these blemishes to make their appearances in your early 20s. There are many causes to this phenomenon such as increased stress levels, hormone fluctuation, and current diet. Some medications can also cause adult acne while for some, it is simply a matter of genes.
If you do happen to have acne-prone skin as an adult in your 20s, take special care to add non-comedogenic products that protect your pores from impurities and a buildup of excess sebum to your regimen such as anti-acne serums and gel-based moisturizers.
IN YOUR 30S: make spf your bff
By the time you hit your 30s, your skin's collagen production and skin turnover rate start to slow down. It is then extra important to give your skin its best fighting chance against the elements so that early signs of aging don't come too soon. One of the most important and universal skin-care steps to take here is to make sunscreen an absolute priority.
Sunscreen and products containing SPF give your skin an extra protective layer against sun damage. As you age, sun damage through the years makes itself known quite gradually such as through sun spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
It's never too late to start, however, and the time to start never leaving home without sunscreen—no matter how old you are—was yesterday.
in your 40s: EARLY SIGNS
As you enter your fabulous 40s, keeping up the health of your skin is imperative in retaining that youthful glow as you age gracefully. This is the point in your body's natural rhythm that signs of aging really start to be more prominent.
Lock in that still-youthful radiance with anti-aging products such as nourishing beauty oils, hydrating serums, and luxurious creams that keep your skin as healthy as possible. You'll want to look for products that dive deeper into the skin to repair damage and help along in the skin cell turnover rate, revealing a brighter, younger-looking complexion.
IN YOUR 50S: LIFT YOU UP
Aging gracefully is an incredible accomplishment and privilege that you ought to be really proud to achieve! Still, as your skin goes through decades' worth of changes, your routine needs to become as wise as you've become now.
Your skin cell turnover rate at this point is nothing like it was when you were a teenager. Your skin may have started to sag in some areas and you may want to regain some of that youthful lift. When your skin is properly nourished and hydrated, the natural contours of your face appear smoother and your complexion appears to be more radiant and even.
Maintaining a bespoke skin-care routine for your specific skin-care needs is always vital, no matter what your age. Take good care of yourself and put your best face forward for years to come.