Beauty Tips For Every Decade - Supercharge your skin through your 20s, 30s and 40s
No matter your age, you can still achieve a look that is radiant and stunning. However, as you take care of your skin throughout the different stages of your life, you should make some adjustments along the way. Don't know where to start? We've compiled some beauty tips for every decade to get you started!
In your twenties, you’re most likely enjoying skin that is still plump and bouncy. Your concern is preventing breakouts instead of worrying too much about wrinkles.
Have you ever heard of the phrase, "Prevention is still better cure?" This is the perfect time to start taking care of your skin. The focus of your skincare at this age should be protection.
You can do that by establishing a skincare routine focused on cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing. The earlier this routine is started, the better chance you have to prevent wrinkles from forming.
As part of starting an anti-ageing regimen, you should also pay attention to the basics such as getting enough sleep, washing all your makeup, putting on sunscreen every day and drinking lots of water. These are all habits that, when you get settled into, will benefit you for decades to come.
In your thirties, you would likely be taking more responsibilities at work and at home. But the lack of time or energy should not be an excuse to neglect your skin! If time is an issue, look for multi-purpose products that focus on hydration, sun protection and skin repair.
At this stage, you should maintain the skincare routine that you’ve established in your 20s but you may start noticing deeper wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet as collagen production starts to slow.
You might want to add stronger anti-aging formulations into your routine such as products with hyaluronic acid, a humectant that can keep your complexion plump and hydrated by attracting moisture to your skin.
Another important thing to maintain good complexion by minimising stress especially at this age when responsibilities start to pile up. Stress can promote breakouts and also contribute to early wrinkling so remember to manage it properly before it affects your skin by partaking in activities such as meditation or yoga.
In your 40’s, you will probably be noticing more distinct signs of aging. Fine lines around your eyes, nose, lips, mouth and in between your eyebrows might begin to form. Don’t worry! A healthy, balanced diet and an advanced skin care routine will help.
In addition to maintaining the good skincare routine that you’ve already set - keeping hydrated, using sunscreen every day and moisturising regularly - you can also set some time aside every week to focus on your skin.
Consider it as a much-needed “me” time for you to pamper yourself. Use these sessions to gently exfoliate your skin using exfoliating scrubs or brushes that can help remove dry, dead skin followed by a moisturising mask treatment.
This is also the time to pay closer attention to the quality of your sleep. Sleep is the time when your skin undergoes rest and repair. Not getting enough sleep means that your skin won’t be able to repair itself from damage as well as it could so be sure to catch up on some shut eye when you can.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which stage of your skincare routine you are at. What matters is consistency and diligence when it comes to taking care of your skin. Focus on three key things - hydration, sun protection and enough rest - and you’ll be set for life.