For great looking skin from your teens right through to your 50s and beyond, make sure you are giving your skin all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, fresh and looking youthful.
Get the right moisturiser for you
Throughout every stage of our lives our skin changes, meaning our skin requirements change also. These skin care products will help keep your skin looking young and beautiful at every stage of life.
It is during this period that one should establish a good daily skincare routine. Most teens face the issue of adolescent acne, and many incorrectly believe that oily skin does not need to be moisturised daily. A moisturiser suitable for the teen years is one that is lightweight and oil-free, so as to not clog up the already overactive oil glands. For acne-prone teenage skin, a gel moisturiser is recommended. Ensure it features a sunscreen, ideally SPF15 or SPF30. Try the Garnier Pure moisturiser range, specifically designed to deal with oil-prone skin and breakouts.
During your 20s, your skin is generally at its healthiest, softest, and most plump looking, with no lines and wrinkles or pigmentation. The most important aspect of a moisturiser during this period is that it offers protection against the elements, including protection from the sun, from make-up and from free-radicals. A night time moisturising treatment is useful to introduce into your daily routine at this stage and most find a lightweight fluid moisturiser that is oil-free works best.
During this period of your life, you want a moisturiser that contains antioxidants to protect the skin from free-radical damage. Moisturisers with green tea, vitamin C or pomegranate offer great antioxidant qualities. A night time moisturiser with retinol is recommended to keep the skin supple and flexible. A good quality eye cream should also be introduced into the daily skincare routine.
Dryness tends to be the issue most women have to deal with during their 40s. It is during this time that skin begins to lose its elasticity. So opting for a moisturiser with antioxidants as well as a serum of some sort is recommended. Dr Ava T Shamban, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA, recommends a peptide-enriched serum to help strengthen the skin’s collagen. Continue with a heavy night time moisturising cream that is enriched with retinol.
The most common complaint from those in their 50s is wrinkled and thinning skin. A peptide or antioxidant-rich serum should be used twice daily, followed by a rich, creamy moisturiser. A moisturiser that features a broad spectrum sunscreen should continue to be of utmost importance.
Moisturising is important at every stage of life and, as you age, your skin requirements change. For beautiful, healthy looking skin you can be proud of well into your 50s and beyond, make sure you choose a moisturiser that offers exactly what your skin needs at every stage of life.