Aging is a natural and inevitable process. Unfortunately, in superficial terms, aging comes with a negative association due to the way it changes our appearance. In spite of that, aging beautifully is possible through healthy habits. Here are some skincare basics for your skin throughout your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s to help it age in the best way.
In your 20’s
Your 20’s act as the perfect opportunity to hone good habits. Any age-related damage to your skin isn’t likely to show up yet, and preventative care will pay off greatly.
• Be disciplined with your skin care routine
Following a consistent skincare routine tailored to your skins specific needs will give you a lot of insight on the type of products and ingredients that go well with your skin. Take advantage of your skin now as it’s quite resilient and naturally youthful so now is a good time to find the right products that work for your skin.
You’ll come across a lot of ‘anti-aging’ products on the market, but during your 20’s, basic cleansing, moisturizing morning and night as well as a daily SPF is covering most of your bases for healthy skin. If you haven’t already, be sure to care for your skin morning and night to instill a consistent habit that your skin will thank you for in the long run.
• Combat Oxidative Stress
As a generalization, people in their 20’s have habits that will reflect in their skin a few decades down the line. Late nights, erratic sleeping habits, drinking and smoking aren’t uncommon for people in their 20’s. Where your skin is concerned, these habits can accelerate aging, even though it’s not visible now. Smoking and drinking are especially damaging to the skin as it exposes the body to age-accelerating free radicals.
You can either cut out or cut down on smoking and drinking, or help your body regain precious antioxidants by following an antioxidant rich diet of fruits, vegetables and the right supplements.
In your 30’s
Focus on preventative care. People in their 30’s generally are over any skin issues such as acne and any ageing signs such as wrinkles and sagging skin aren’t visible. Now is the time to upgrade your skincare routine and focus on preventative care.
• Boost your collagen
Collagen is a structural protein that’s responsible for keeping skin looking plump and youthful. During our 30’s, this is when collagen levels and production begins to drop. Although it won’t necessarily be visible, your skin is starting to age from within and your skincare habits during your 30’s will reflect in the coming years.
Focusing on boosting your collagen levels internally and externally will help your skin retain a plump and youthful complexion. Vitamin C in particular is needed for the body to create collagen so eat vitamin C rich foods and try add vitamin C products to your skincare routine such as a good quality Vitamin C Serum.
• Treat hyperpigmentation
As we age, our skin tends to be more prone to hyperpigmentation from excess sun exposure and scarring. This usually starts to crop up in our 30’s so adding brightening products and upgrading your SPF is a good place to start to prevent skin damage in the form of darkening. Incorporating brightening products is doubly beneficial as one of the best ingredients for this is Vitamin C, which also boosts collagen production.
In Your 40’s
During your 40’s this is usually the time when your skin begins to truly reflect your accumulative lifestyle and habits in your younger years. Sun damage in particular will begin to show in the form of wrinkles, lessened skin elasticity and larger pores. For women, changing hormones will also cause changes in your skin such as dryness and being more prone to irritation.
• Invest in skincare
Investing in your skincare doesn’t mean opting for more expensive products but more on your time through consistency and mindfulness of choosing the right ingredients that work for your skin.
If until now you’ve only followed a simple cleansing and moisturizing routine, you may want to add more targeted products to your regimen to target specific skin issues that will likely crop up on your 40’s. Vitamin C serums are excellent to combating wrinkles and hyperpigmentation from sun damage, while hyaluronic acids are ideal for brining and retaining moisture back to dry skin.
Take some time to find the right ingredients to balance out age-related skin issues and incorporate them into a consistent skincare routine that will help your skin age gracefully.
• Invest in supplements
Caring for your body on a surface level through proper skin care can help you age gracefully, but more importantly, what you put into your body is what will truly reflect how well you age.
Good nutrition is always key to good health but when it comes to aging, keeping our body nourished will help prevent and slow down age-related diseases. Keep up with supplements as they provide necessary nutrients that are more readily available for your body to absorb.
Aging is natural, inevitable and beautiful but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a few self- care steps to help you age more gracefully. Use Nature’s Health Skin Bright Vitamin C Serum to help protect, brighten and nourish skin at any age.