Skin care is an ongoing, life long process. It doesn’t have to be overly complex and it doesn’t have to take up much of your thought power, just a great routine and some good quality products, such as EnVogue Skin, and you’re all set.
But as you get a little older, so the needs of your skin change with every passing decade. In this blog, we take a look at what you need to make sure your skin stays healthy, happy and in peak condition.
Your Young Skin
You feel invincible when you’re younger, you fall into bed without taking your makeup off and you occasionally remember to follow a skincare routine appropriate to your age.
There might be the odd left over of teenage acne but aside from that your skin always seems to bounce back from whatever you put it through. While you can certainly get away with that for a while, at some point you’ll need to start taking care of it and yourself for a long term investment.
You only need to start with a basic routine including cleansing, toning and moisturising but just remember to be regular in your routine.
For Your Thirties
This is the age where you need to start being a little more intentional in your routine. Spend a little more on your products and look out for some that contain additional ingredients such as vitamins, peptides and retinol. You’ll also need to include a good quality sunscreen in your day cream.
If you’re looking to bring in some more actions to your routine then you’ll want to think about an exfoliating cream at least once a week to help keep your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. You’ll find, of course, that what you eat and drink will start to affect how you feel and how your skin reacts. This is especially true if you smoke, so the best thing you can do for your skin is to stop smoking. See your doctor or call a quit line to help you make that first step, your skin and your health will thank you for it.
For Your Forties
This is the age where you might start noticing fine lines and crease marks beginning to appear around your mouth, eyes and your frown marks.
While ultimately there isn’t much you can do to prevent this, outside surgery, there are some ways to minimise the onset.
Older skin tends to be less firm, less elastic and slightly dryer. You’ll just need to make sure that any beauty products you buy reflect these issues and help your skin to stay more hydrated for longer.
You might also consider incorporating some acid peel products into your routine, They’ll be less harsh on your skin than a regular scrub and help to reveal plumper and firmer skin. Once a week is fine for sensitive skin but more robust complexions might benefit from greater frequency. Follow the instructions to make sure you get the balance right.
For Your Fifties
If you forties were about building a base for the future of your skincare than your fifties are about putting that hard work into practice. Stick with the routine you’ve created, changing up your night time moisturiser for a more active one if you can. At this point you might want to consider your cosmetics as well.
A softer look is often more flattering, so take down those harsh blacks for darker browns or greys and make sure you continue to use products with plenty of sunscreen, especially as your skin has likely got even thinner. If you’re not sure about either your skincare products or your cosmetics, why not treat yourself to a makeover at a beauty counter for some fresh ideas.
You’re beautiful at whatever age you are. Wrinkles don’t define you, they’re just a sign of a longer life which is more than a privilege. Embrace your skin at whatever age you are and be aware of its specific needs as you get older.
Taking care of yourself with a great diet and with plenty of water is the perfect place to start and build on that with great cosmetic and beauty products. You’ll need to change these up as you get older but shop around to find products which work for you and help you to feel the best version of yourself.
Get plenty of good quality sleep, remember to always take your makeup off before you head to bed and never forget to always wear sunscreen.