As you start getting older, your skin will begin to change. In a lot of cases, it gets dryer, looser, and you begin to see wrinkles. While aging is inevitable, good skincare can both prevent and possibly even reverse the signs of aging.
However, your skincare cannot perform miracles, and aging is a part of life. Just take care of your skin to the best of your ability!
Get A Good Sunblock
If you don’t have it already, sunscreen is an absolutely vital part of your skincare routine. No matter what your age. If you don’t have a sunscreen, run, don’t walk, to the nearest drugstore and grab the Neutrogena Facial sunscreen. It’s less oily than a traditional sunscreen, and can be worn under makeup.
Sunscreen in your makeup or other skincare is okay, but a unique product that’s only sunscreen is absolutely vital to your routine.
Find A Retinol Product
Retinol is a great ingredient for anti-aging products. In general, it promotes skin cell turnover and boosts collagen production. This will help make your skin look younger and more mosturized.
Be VERY careful with Retinol. Too much can make you look dry or older. It also makes your skin sensitive to other products such as acne treatments, AHA peels, toners, and even sunlight. Most suggest that you alternate a retinol with other products.
Vitamin C Will Help Repair Sun Damage and Dark Spots
For dark spots or sun damaged skin, vitamin C can help brighten your skin and otherwise promotes healing in your skin. Most products with “Brightening” in the name have some measure of vitamin C in them.
Be careful with Vitamin C mixed with other products, it’s somewhat acidic and can react badly with other anti-aging compounds like retinol.
Find A Good Moisturizer
Even oilier skin types will find themselves getting dryer as they age. Make sure you find a good moisturizer that’s not going to clog your pores. Ingredients to look for include hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. Both of these promote moisture production within the skin itself.
Invest In Eye Cream
A good eye cream will help with darkness, puffiness, and even preventing crow’s feet. As I mentioned in Makeup for Mature Skin, an eye cream can make a dramatic difference to your whole face – not just your eyes.
Overall, while buying skincare changes quite a bit as you grow older, it’s not as tricky as it seems. Just make sure you take the time to do your research and pick products that will work for you!