Let’s face it: we’re not staying young forever. Every year, you get a little older, and a little wiser. As for your skin, well, you’ll start to find your skin becoming a little more dependent, and needy for your attention.
In your teenage years, you were constantly battling against wave after wave of never-ending acne problems. In your twenties, you were too busy finding a balance between having a social life and building a career to really care for sleep, which eventually resulted in a slew of skin problems. And by the time you reach your thirties, you’re going to start seeing little signs from your skin that remind you that you are no longer young. But the good news is that you still have time to reverse the damage and restore your youthful complexion.
IF YOU ARE APPROACHING OR IN YOUR 20’S, FOCUS ON PREVENTION!
In your 20s—and even before!— the regimen should have a heavy focus on prevention and sun protection. Preventing sun damage is a lot easier than repairing the damage later in life, and it can take years for the damage to show.
In your teens, getting on a solid cleanser-toner-serum-moisturizer routine for your skin type is imperative as you approach your 20s. It’s also important to exfoliate two-three times a week to slough off dead skin cells and let your beautiful skin shine through!
Acne in your 20s is a different type of acne than in your 30s due to the change in your skin’s condition. Occasionally, you’ll find that your skin is much oilier due to hormonal acne, which causes the oil glands to become more active and clog up your hair follicles.
The good news is that your skin responds to benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid and can handle stronger doses of acne medication. You can also include key ingredients to your daily routine like hyaluronic acid and vitamin C due to their abilities to fight free radical damage, brighten, and hydrate the skin, all while protecting the skin’s’ natural barrier.
Remember that rest is also a key step towards regenerating your skin. Just remember to moisturize. Applying moisturizer before bed protects the skin from dehydration as you sleep, making it easier for them do the repairs they need do. If you have acne or redness, pick one with niacinamide (vitamin B3), to combat that redness.
When you approach your 30s, you’re going to start noticing little signs of aging in your skin: dry or dehydrated skin, less collagen production, sunspots, and pigmentation all the lovely things that are perfectly normal on a human being.
You can still continue to follow your usual cleanser-toner-serum-moisturizer regimen from your 20s but you’ll need to increase the use of serum daily, as well as keeping your skin moisturized. To really help delay the aging process, your skin care regimen will need some additional upgrades and add-ons. They include retinoids (Vitamin A), and other anti-aging ingredients like peptides, vitamin C, and niacinamide.
The benefits to using these ingredients are that they actively work on renewing your skin’s cells, and triggers collagen production, which not only reduces fine lines but also corrects sun damage, and improves skin texture and discoloration. But this does not mean that you will skip sunscreen. Sunscreen is a must for every age, and when you are in your 30s it is much more necessary than you think.
Regardless of whatever age you are in, take care of your skin and your skin will love you for this. Hope this helped. Stay beautiful!