Your skin is a canvas that paints the story of your life on itself. It depicts your stresses, your joys, your sorrows as well as happiness in the form of that beautiful glow specifically when you are in love!
Our skin reveals a lot about our personality, so we should take care of it. We tend to take our good skin for granted when we are younger. However, as we get older, we realize that our skin is damaged not only by the sun or the environment, but also by the things we consume, either internally or on the skin's surface.
"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty."
Structural Changes with Age
Your skin renews itself frequently as a child. However, as you enter your adolescent years, the frequency of renewal decreases until it reaches a bare minimum as you age. Teenage skin is generally tougher and more resilient than that of children. However, even in adolescence, it is still elastic and able to regenerate quickly.
Teenagers' facial skin contains a lot of collagen (the most abundant protein in your body). However, as you get older, your collagen production decreases. As a result, your skin is more prone to sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Hormonal Changes with Age
Several skin problems arise as a result of hormonal changes in your body. The most noticeable change in your skin is the increased production of oil, also known as sebum. Excessive oil and sweat accumulation traps dirt and makeup remnants within your skin cells. As a result, pores become clogged and acne breakouts occur. Adults are not immune to acne breakouts. Although it is less common in adults, unless there is an underlying health condition or a poor diet. Women are more likely than men to develop acne as adults due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and menstruation. Adult hormones, on the other hand, tend to level off and become more consistent, resulting in less severe acne.
Are you neglecting your skin care?
"Your skin has a memory. In ten, twenty, thirty years from now, your skin will show the results of how it was treated today. So treat it kindly and with respect."
Lovelies it is never too late to start focusing on a proper skin care routine. This article will throw light on how to cherish your skin in the best way possible.
Starting off with some general skin care tips for all the beauties out there.
Some general tips
- Sun Protection- Protect yourself from the sun. Using sunscreen, staying in the shade, wearing hats, and wearing protective clothing are all examples of precautions.
- Avoid Smoking- Smoking prematurely ages you by making your skin appear older and contributing to wrinkles. Smoking also wreaks havoc on collagen and elastin.
- Avoid Hot water bath- Hot water removes essential oils from your skin, so don't stay in the bath for too long.
- Avoid Strong Soaps- These soaps or detergents strip oil from your skin.
- Avoid rubbing your skin- After bathing, do not rub your skin dry. Pat or blot your skin to retain moisture.
- Eat healthy. Take enough vegetables, fruits, grains, and proteins. Don’t do a lot of junk food. Also, eat fresh food and stay away from canned or processed food if you can.
- Exercise is beneficial to your skin. Exercise improves circulation, which benefits your skin. It also allows your skin to sweat out toxins that are just beneath the skin, leaving it healthy and glowing.
- Control your stress. It makes your skin more sensitive and can cause skin problems.
- Drink plenty of water. This is beneficial for flushing out toxins that may cause your skin to age, but it is also beneficial for your skin's elasticity.
- Include antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet. Fish oil omega 2 is beneficial to your skin because it hydrates it from the inside out. Green tea, blueberries, and green vegetables are also beneficial in combating free radicals that damage our skin.
Skincare Tips for Teens
- Use A Gentle Cleanser
To avoid drying out your skin or causing irritation, use a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type. Instead of scrubbing harshly, use gentle, circular motions. Avoid using soap (unless it is specifically designed for washing your face), as it can irritate your pores and cause acne and pimples.If you have oily or normal/combination skin, use a salicylic acid-containing cleanser on a daily basis to control excess oil production and increase hydration. Cleansers containing salicylic or lactic acid aid in the removal of dirt and oil from the pores.To control sebum production and thus reduce the occurrence of blackheads, you can also take Vitamin A or Zinc supplements.
- Moisturize Your Skin
Apply moisturizer according to your skin type, twice daily to help keep your skin supple, hydrated and to prevent premature fine lines and wrinkles.
- Exfoliate Once A Week
- Treat Acne
While acne can occur at any age, teens are more likely to experience acne breakouts as a result of hormonal changes.To dry out your skin, use sulfur cleansers and masks. They are less harsh on the skin than salicylic acid.Face washes, creams, foams, and gels containing benzoyl peroxide are antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. They are extremely beneficial in the treatment of acne.
- Protection From Sun Damage
Use a broad spectrum moisturizing sunscreen with zinc oxide (at least 7%) and an SPF of 30 or higher (depending on your skin pigmentation or color) for UVA and UVB coverage year-round.
- Take Care Of Your Lips
- Avoid Touching Your Face Frequently
- Wash Off Makeup Before Bed
- Maintain A Proper Night-time Skincare Routine
- Opt For A Healthy Lifestyle
Take charge of your body at an early age. Your skin’s health is directly dependent on your body’s overall health. Exercise, meditate, eat healthy and have plenty of water. Take a break from your schedule if it’s getting stressful. Avoid fad diets and skincare trends.
Skincare in your 20s
Your skin will still produce enough oil (serum) in your twenties, and you will have healthy skin cell turnover and regeneration every 14-25 days. You may not realize it, but alcohol, smoking, late nights, and staying in the sun without sunscreen or a hat will start to show up on your skin after about 10 years.
- Begin using a gentle cleanser to keep your skin in good condition, and reconsider those products that promise a lighter complexion right away. When you're trying to achieve a yellow yellow complexion, it may not seem like a big deal, but those chemicals (many of them) are harming your skin and you may not notice the effects for a while.
- Get enough rest.
- If you can afford it, you should buy sunscreen. If you can't find one, you can still get a lotion with some sort of sunscreen protection.
- As tempting as it may be, don't go out without a hat for events where you'll be out in the sun for several hours.
Skincare in your 30s
According to research, after the age of 30, your collagen production slows by 1% per year. Your skin's regeneration slows to 30 days, causing dehydration and dryness. You will begin to show signs of sun damage by developing age spots or brown spots, as well as fine lines around your eyes.
- Feed your skin ingredients that help it retain its radiance.
- You will also need to improve your exfoliation routine and purchase a richer moisturizer. Cleanse and moisturize on a daily basis.
- Begin taking multivitamins to help your skin retain its radiance.
- Use an exfoliator once a week and look for one that contains alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs). AHAs help to keep your skin looking young and beautiful.
- It is advised that you use a night cream and an eye cream every day.
- Consume vitamin C and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.
- Make sure your skin is covered when you go out.
- Invest in a good sunscreen.
Skincare in your 40s
Your skin is likely to be dry and sensitive. Because your skin is not renewing itself as quickly, you will develop age spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
- Replace your cleanser with a dual-action exfoliating cleanser.
- Use a good eye cream to treat the eye area, which has wrinkles and may have dark circles by this age. Review of the Innisfree Jeju Orchid Eye Cream
- Use a treatment serum in addition to your moisturizer.
- Invest in an anti-aging moisturizer that contains vitamin C, retinol, and antioxidants.
- Apply sunscreen to your skin every day.
Skincare in your 50s and onwards
Menopause can begin in your 40s or 50s, depending on the woman. When menopause begins, the production of collagen decreases (30 percent ). Your skin will also become dehydrated and dry. The skin is usually wrinkled, has age spots, and is extremely sensitive.
- You will need to use one of those age serums at this age. • You should also change your cleanser to a super gentle cleanser if it contains antioxidants and vitamin C.
- You will need to purchase a rich moisturizer to layer on top of the serum.
- You should use a rich night cream containing peptides. Depending on your feelings about using stem cells, you can also use skin care products containing stem cells and growth factors, which will stimulate new cell growth and collagen formation.
Ending the long discussion with a beautiful quote;
"Beauty is in the skin! Take care of it, oil it, clean it, scrub it, perfume it, and put on your best clothes, even if there is no special occasion, and you'll feel like a queen."