It’s pretty safe to say that we are all concerned about aging and we would all like to stay young for as long as possible. While you can’t stop the clock, you can put off the aging process for as long as possible, at least when it comes to you face. Here at BasharaCare, we know that your skin has different needs as it ages. We also believe that it is never too early or too late to get started, so we’ve put together a guide to anti-aging in your 20s, 30s and 40s.
For your 20s:
Women in their 20s today are much more skincare-savvy than previous generations. Prevention really is better than a cure and these women know it. However, it’s important to start off with the gentlest products to avoid causing inflammation and irritation.
Cleanse: Starting with a gentle cleanser that contains exfoliants like glycolic acid is a great way to begin the anti-aging process. Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser is gentle enough to use every day and contains glycolic acid to loosen dead skin cells and ensure proper skin renewal.
Treat: Your skin is at its best during your 20s, but things like large pores or breakouts might still be an issue. Treat them with a multi-tasking product like Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution, which contains Willow Bark, salicylic acid, retinol and Bearberry to tighten pores, reduce breakouts and get rid of hyperpigmentation or acne scarring.
Protect: An active lifestyle needs the right sunscreen. Choose something with a light formula that is easy to apply. Elemis Liquid Layer SPF30 is lightweight, water resistant and will keep pesky wrinkles at bay.
For your 30s:
As you enter your 30s, you may find that your skin isn’t as resilient as it used to be. That cute, little furrow that you get between your brows when you’re angry may now have become a permanent fixture on your face and tons of beach parties and sunny vacations may have resulted in a few hyperpigmentation spots. It’s time for a more targeted anti-aging routine.
Cleanse: At least twice a week, use an exfoliating cleanser to keep your skin smooth and ready for treatment. Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanse contains an anti-aging blend of three different exfoliating acids; glycolic acid, salicylic acid and lactic acid to restore your youthful glow.
Treat: Treating any existing sun damage is probably your main concern, but luckily there are tons of options for that. We recommend using a peel to soften your skin, erase damage and bring new skin cells to the surface. Filorga Meso-Peel is a three-step, intense treatment designed to blast away any sun spots, smooth out wrinkles and plump up your skin.
Protect: Using a peel can make your skin a little sensitive to the sun, so it’s important to protect it. Try a heavy-duty sunscreen that won’t clog pores or cause breakouts, like Skinmedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30, which is made from minerals and is sheer enough to wear under makeup.
For your 40s and 50s:
Loss of volume might be an issue when you hit your 40s, thanks to Mother Nature. You might find that your skin isn’t as firm as it used to be, especially around areas like your jawline and eyes. Thankfully, modern science has the answer!
Cleanse: By your 40s, your skin becomes a lot more fragile than it used to be. Swap the gel cleansers for a rich cleansing milk to hydrate your skin and restore its glow. Alex Cosmetic Lily Hydra Cleansing Milk removes makeup and cleanses your skin without drying it out.
Treat: A rich, lifting cream will have you feeling and looking like your old self in no time. Exuviance Age Reversal Night Lift is a great option as it contains a mix of peptides, alpha-hydroxy acids and poly-hydroxy acids to lift, plump and firm your skin. It also contains a mix of antioxidants to look after your skin while you sleep.
Protect: Treat your skin while you protect it with a product like Neostrata Skin Active Matrix Support SPF 20, which contains peptides to increase collagen production, retinol to encourage cell renewal and antioxidants to protect. All while ensuring your skin is more than adequately guarded from the sun.
How do you take care of your skin now, and how has it changed as you age?