How Age Affects Your Skin and How to Maintain a Youthful Glow

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Have you been following the same skincare routine for years? If yes, chances are you are already fed up with lackluster results. A one-size-fits-all approach to skincare is bound to bring unsatisfactory results. It’s time to address the real issue. Your skin’s requirements are unique and so should be the solution. Age is one of the most crucial factors.

Let’s find out how age affects your skin and how you can maintain a youthful glow.

17-24 years

This is the age when you just enter college or embark on your professional life. You are new to a lot of real life challenges. Breakups, jobs, grades and so much to focus on that your skin goes for a toss. During this period, you get exposed to the sun quite a lot and that causes lines, itching, and sun damage. This time of your life is most critical in terms of developing healthier habits and discipline that help you age gracefully – without causing any skin problems. Avoid any foaming acne cleansers unless you have been suggested so by your dermatologist. Cleansing milk removes the day’s grime and balances the complexion. You can also use a cleansing oil if you have dry skin. Washing your face twice daily is the absolute necessity.

25-34 Years

Early 30s bring about many unanticipated changes. Break ups and friction with your bosses no longer hurt you, rather you have real problems. Taking care of a child, building a strong career or managing the finances are just some of the challenges. You are hardly left with enough time to take care of your skin. Redness, irritation, and wrinkles find a way to sneak in from the loopholes of busy lives. You may see some dullness and the onset of some fine lines. To stay gorgeous throughout your 25-34, remove all makeup and cleanse your skin before bedtime. Cleanse again in the morning.  Combine a vitamin C serum with sun screen. Be sure to apply a sunscreen to protect your skin during the day. Have a balanced diet and try to exercise to shoo away stress.

35-44 years

Congratulations, you have made to your 40s. But, good lord, what’s happening to your skin? Dullness is on the rise and glow is fighting to survive on your face. You may be noticing uneven tone, enlarged pore size, and dark spots. Your age old skincare routine won’t work at this stage. You need to make a change.

Add exfoliation of dead skin to your beauty regime. Choose a scrub according to your skin type. For dry skin, use a cream-based scrub whereas a gel-based scrub works better for oily skin. Say ‘yes’ to light oil-based moisturizer and ‘no’ to the sun exposure. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water (least 7 – 8 glasses) in a day. Water flushes out the toxins from your body. Most importantly, get enough sleep.

45-49 Years

At this stage, you may be juggling a lot, but getting matured about how to deal with stress. You never let it appear on your face but all these years of stress have already taken a toll on your skin. Venture into a new skincare regimen that can slowdown those lines, clogged pores, blackheads, scarring and wrinkles.  If you smoke and drink, stop. Don’t expose your skin to the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Use moisturizing lotions and soaps. Eat right. Good nutrition enables your body to repair skin. Water helps hydrate your skin. So, drink lots of water during the daytime.

50+ Years

The busy routine has bidden goodbye. Your life is slowing down. You need to focus on yourself and take extra care of your skin. Focus on your delicate parts like your eye area, deeper wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Include personalized skincare products to your simple skincare regimen.

Use an eye cream that contains collagen boosters, like peptides, retinoids, or glycolic acid. Apply a humidifier such as moisturizing soaps and lotions. Stop using your glycolic acid or retinoid daily. Instead, use it every other night. Choose an antioxidant product that calms inflamed skin. In addition, you should stop smoking and consuming alcohol.

To sum up, you can’t defy aging, but you can definitely deal with it wisely and slow it down. Don’t use over-the-counter products and look for personalized skincare from experts. Invest in your skin early in life and follow a skincare program based on genetics if possible.  Never ignore signs of aging and address issues with the help of dermatologists.

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