Age is just a number goes a popular saying, but our skin may not always reflect this ideal. As we grow older, the skin starts to lose its natural glow and needs a little more TLC than usual. Don’t wait till the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet or other signs of aging to start looking after your skin. Your skin needs you now!
The biological clock may be ticking away, but beautiful skin can be yours at any age. Here are a few tips to grow older with poise and look gorgeous no matter what your age.
Smooth, luminous and resilient, the skin is at its best during the 20s. Now is the time to adopt a skin care routine that works for you. Protecting your skin from the harsh rays of the sun is essential. Set the foundation for great skin by exfoliating, cleansing and moisturizing your skin and applying sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) every couple of hours. Flaunt flawless skin by wearing tinted moisturizer, plenty of mascara and glossy lippy. If you’re a smoker, it’s best to quit now. Smoking speeds up the skin damage process by giving the appearance of sunken skin and wrinkles around the lips.
The never-say-die skin of the 20s does not always follow in the 30s. Signs of aging may slowly creep in by way of large sunspots, saggy skin or fine lines. To combat reduced elasticity of skin, make sure you moisturize your skin well. Focus on the skin around your eyes and mouth. Completely avoid tanning beds and wear sunglasses when out in the sun. Instead, apply liquid bronzer first coupled with blush that has a hint of sparkle for that perfect sun-kissed glow.
Uneven skin tone is most likely to be the biggest skin bother of those in their 40s. Sun damage is the most common cause of this coupled with other hormonal changes. To get that youthful skin back, you may have to adapt to a different skin care regimen. Using retinoid-based creams is a good solution for attaining renewed, fresher-looking skin. It also helps reduce fine lines. Apply a cream bronzer that blends perfectly with concealer to light up the face.
Dry, flaky skin and dimmer eyes are the common skin troubles of the 50s. Moisturizing is key! Make sure you use a generous amount of moisturizer that will give the skin a smoother texture. Taking supplements rich in omega-3 fish oil will also help keep the skin supple, although it’s recommended you consult your physician first. Makeup in the 50s should mainly focus on making the eyes appear fuller and shinier. Wear softer shades of mascara and curl the lashes to make the eyes pop. Apply eye shadow in metallic shades of gold, copper or bronze to further enhance those pools of beauty.
Sultry 60s and beyond
The effects of the sun, cold and wind are more clearly seen on the skin in the 60s and after. It’s necessary to follow a beauty routine that includes moisturizing and brightening of skin to avoid dry, dull-looking and sagging skin. At this age, subtle and sophisticated makeup is the way to go. The spotlight should be on the lips as they lose their shape and appear thinner. To boost the lips and get back that pout, apply lip-plumping sheer gloss. Lipstick shades in colors like pink or plum can also bring back the effervescence to the lips and guarantee a dazzling smile.
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