Skin Care Decade by Decade
How your skin care needs to change as you do
20s – PREVENTION
This decade is all about creating a great skin care routine that includes a cleanser specific for your skin type, an oil-free moisturizer and sun protection. This means a broad-spectrum SPF (don’t forget your neck , chest and any other exposed skin!), great sunglasses and fabulous hats whenever you’re hitting the beach. Lifestyle habits count, too. Excessive alcohol causes inflammation and dehydration—making your skin look dull and dry—so minimize the alcohol, increase the water intake, take off makeup at night and you’ll sail through your 20s with minimal sun damage.
30s - EARLY LINES
Your 30s is when you might start seeing signs of sun damage and fine lines around the eyes and mouth. Your skin cell turnover starts slowing, so help it along by adding a gentle fruit exfoliator to your routine. And if you’re not using an eye cream to diminish dark circles and fine lines, start now.
40s - DRYING SKIN AND VISIBLE WRINKLING
This decade will reveal effects of any sun damage incurred in your younger years with deepening lines on the forehead, around the mouth and eyes. Now’s the time to add heavy-duty serums to the mix. Look for ingredients like peptides to regenerate collagen and hyaluronic acid to help replace what the skin’s lacking in production.
50s & BEYOND - THINNING SKIN AND BROWN SPOTS
The effects of menopause in this decade means drier, thinner and less firm skin. You may see wrinkling beyond the face (on the neck and décolleté), and the wrinkles around the mouth, forehead and eyes become more prominent. Use a vitamin-rich, creamy cleanser and creams that help reduce hyperpigmentation. It may also be time to start getting regular peels to refresh the skin and increase collagen. Beauty devices like AngelLift also help “lift” lower face wrinkles around the mouth and lips with consistent use.