Your Guide To Great Skin At Any Age
To us, aging gracefully means taking care of your skin with products that embrace your age- so you look healthy and beautiful as the decades go by .
From adult acne to dark spots and crow's feet, navigating the changes in our skin can be overwhelming. Some of the most common questions we get asked include “Are your 20’s too early to start using anti-aging products?”, “What ingredients should I be using by 30?”, and “How do I combat collagen loss naturally?”
Our skin changes year after year, so it’s essential to tailor your skincare regimen to your age. To help you achieve your best skin NOW, we have shared our skincare tips for each decade.
YOUR WIDE-EYED 20s
Enjoy your skin at its most beautiful and resilient--even if you might encounter the occasional breakout. This is the time to develop good habits to preserve your youthful glow. Your basic skincare regimen should consist of a cleanse + mist + moisturizer that protects skin, balances sebum production and prevents damage
Wash your face morning and night (never sleep in your makeup). No matter what your age is, you want to protect your skin's natural barrier by using a gentle face wash in the morning and evening. Follow cleansing with a hydrating treatment mist to restore perfect skin ph and minimize pores. Lastly, seal with a moisturizer and add +1-2 drops of your favorite serum either into your cream or apply before cream.
Staying hydrated, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep are just a few lifestyle habits you should establish as they will do more in the long run than any miracle cream can.
YOUR FIERCE 30s
Our 30s is the decade when your complexion is more prone to dullness because of slower cell turnover, so regular exfoliation should be your top priority. We recommend exfoliating at least 3 times a week with a gentle exfoliant so you don’t tear the delicate skin surface. Any damage to the skin surface will result in premature aging, so be gentle.
Your face basics should now be cleanse + mist + day cream + night cream + eye cream + exfoliation. If your skin looking a little tired, introduce a serum concentrate that will bring life (and plumpness) back to your skin. Some of the star player ingredients you will won’t want to skip out on include vitamin A (boost collagen production), hyaluronic acid (plump + soften), and potent antioxidants (to help combat visible effects of fatigue).
This is also the time to take a good look at your diet. Every food you eat will show straight through your skin, so slow down on the sugar and processed foods.
YOUR FABULOUS 40s
As you step into your 40s you may begin to notice fine lines, wrinkles and age spots- all possible results from sun damage. The superstar ingredient vitamin C is appropriate for every skin type and tone, it shields skin from damaging environmental factors (such as UV light and pollution) - it reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and other forms of sun damage - and it is your best ally for healthy collagen production, resulting in firmer, brighter skin. Your face basics should now become cleanse + mist + day cream + night cream + vitamin C treatment + eye cream + exfoliation.
A night treatment is also particularly important at this time so you can repair daily damage as you sleep and slow down the aging process. Whether you want to prevent the apparition of wrinkles, even out skin tone or prevent sun damage, you will want to incorporate a serum with antioxidants and vitamins to reverse free radical damage. Superfood acai is known to boast the highest antioxidant level on the planet, and so is its oil. Add a couple drops in your night cream for an anti-aging boost!
FROM YOUR 50s ON
During your 50s and beyond, the main addition to your daily regimen should be more moisture and a serious boost to your collagen production. As we age, the skin barrier has a hard time holding in moisture and collagen production weakens. Dryness and sagging become an issue. Your face basics should now become cleanse + mist + day cream + night cream + age defying treatment + eye cream + exfoliation + hydration masque.
The powerful ingredients you can’t live without include: vitamin C to help reverse deep wrinkles and smooth out facial lines; beta-carotene and omegas 3-6-9 to help firm the connective skin tissues and create a protective and healing layer for long-lasting elasticity. If you are noticing your skin’s dryness is becoming a problem, reach for a serum concentrate that contains precious Marula oil, known to help prevent transepidermal water loss (TWL) the main cause of skin dehydration.
Don’t forget! If you have been focusing on your face and forgotten about your neck- it will age you. We suggest a neck and décolleté specific creme every evening after you cleanse and tone. Use upward motions, don’t pull or stretch your skin.