Did you know that the top layers of your skin are dead? This is why it is important to gently exfoliate and sluff off that top layer, the dead layer highlights impurities in the skin from fine lines, discoloration, and uneven texture. If one step is all you want to do to improve the appearance of your skin, then exfoliate: 3 - 4 times weekly or 2 - 3 times for sensitive skin. Exfoliation is a form of anti-aging that rids the skin of dead dull skin; revealing the fresh skin underneath. If you are someone who is seeking greater improvement and prevention than this freshly revealed skin will have a better chance of absorbing the products you’ve invested in to help your skin. You’ll hear me preach about how important it is to be cleansing properly and exfoliating as these two things do a great deal for the skin. There are of course greater steps to take if you are willing to be dedicated to a skincare regime.
Skin in your 20's produces about 1 percent less collagen each year. In your mid-20s, your skin starts to turn over more slowly, meaning that dead skin cells build up and your skin becomes more prone to discoloration and loses its elasticity and glow. By your late 20s, you may already begin to see fine lines. When it comes to prevention, products like AHA’s and SPF are vital. Sunscreen of course is a must for all ages, but good habits start early! Or, AHA's which are well known for their use in the cosmetics industry. They are often found in products that aid in the reduction of wrinkles, that soften strong, defining lines, and that improve the overall look and feel of the skin. If you want to learn more about AHAs follow link here. One of my personal favorites that can be found in my shop is Reveal 10. Reveal 10 is a blend of lactic and glycolic acid. There are various strengths and each serve different purposes, so it is important to make sure you’re using AHA's in accordance to your skin type and needs. Another tip I suggest is getting use to wearing hats! Hats help prevent the sun from hitting your face directly and prevent squinting of the eyes, remember your eyes will show the sign of your true age first.
In your 30s, you’re probably realizing that you’re not getting any younger and your hang overs linger around a bit longer. Your skin produces new skin cells and sheds dead skin cells more slowly. Studies show that the epidermal turnover rate slows from 30 to 50 percent between our 30s and 80s. This slower skin turnover makes your skin look duller/ older. Collagen and elastin decreases and becomes weaker. Now is the time to put the emphasis on anti-aging, products like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid and Retinol are key ingredients. Also, by now your eye cream should be your new best friend. That thin delicate tissue around the eye area is hard to treat. This is really the time to invest in that, one “hero,” product. My hero product is the Hyaluronic Vitamin C serum, which will boost collagen and firmness to the skin also plumping, visit my shop to purchase a $60 bottle, which will last up to 10 to 12 weeks.
How does your skin change in your 40's? Your skin glows most when your estrogen levels are high so, around the age of 40, when levels of this hormone start to decrease, expect the luminosity of your complexion to naturally go down a notch or two. Low estrogen also leads to a loss of collagen, bone depletion and sagging. So look for those rich creams that help fight the signs of aging, while still providing your skin with essential nutrients. Personally, I recommend those powerful anti-oxidants that will illuminate the skin! In my shop your will find what is known as Super Moist, this contains ingredients like Alpha Lipoic Acid, DAME and Ester C, 3 powerful antioxidants. This rich powerful cream gives the skin a vibrant healthy glow and brings back the luster it is lacking. Also, your eye cream should be twice as powerful. Using a quality serum like Gold Serum (shop) provides the tissue RNA & DNA of plant placenta, nature building blocks, this will help repair and renew damaged skin.
So there really is no way of sugar coating what happens to your skin in your 50's and beyond. What may seem like hitting a half a century is an accomplishment, but that doesn’t mean everything is sweet like molasses, nope; there will be a buffet of things you did not anticipate. Things like cancerous moles, thinner skin, less radiant, crepey skin, abundant wrinkles, skin takes longer to heal, spider veins, hooded eyes and extreme sensitives to environmental toxins/pollutions. This is the time to you’ll need to keep up a multi-step routine to ensure your skin is getting the care it deserves. Fear not, if you have followed through with keeping up with you skin and a regime the past few decades, your skin has aged gracefully. If you are someone who may be starting to take skincare matters a later in life, great! It’s never too late to start. If you want to learn more about the changes in your 50s read more here.
When it comes to skincare products and taking care of your skin a little goes a long way. So, if you are in search of products to help slow down the signs of aging, everything I’ve mentioned in my blog is available online in my shop. Please email me with any questions as it important to be using skincare regularly and properly to get the best results.
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