The one skin care tip you need to know
By Adriana Donnola
New Idea Beauty Director / December 20 2017
Depending on your age
What you do – or don’t do – in your skin care routine will affect your skin in the next decade, so invest time in your face starting today to reap the rewards later. Here is the most important thing you can do for your skin, depending on your current age.
In your 30s
#1 skin care tip: Look after your eyes
What’s happening: Fine lines have started developing around your eyes, as this is the thinnest, most fragile, skin you have. Let’s blame sun damage and pollution. Laughter lines are good!
What you need: Use a moisturiser specific for this area containing skin-smoothing retinol, and also take your sunscreen up and around the area. Wear large sunglasses for added protection.
In your 40s
#1 skin care tip: Cleanse and exfoliate
What’s happening: More creases are common – it’s life! But if you haven’t applied daily sunscreen, you will notice your skin won’t look as good as your friend who did. Also, pigmentation spots could start to appear.
What you need: You need to kick it up a notch to improve skin cell renewal. That means a good cleanse and then cleanse again, as well as exfoliate every night in the shower. Skin needs to be clean so your moisturiser can work effectively.
In your 50s
#1 skin care tip: Layer your skin care
What’s happening: Skin-firming collagen breakdowns due to the years advancing and UV harm.
What you need: A skin plumping two-step. The more hydrating ingredients you can get into your skin, the younger and fresher you will look. A serum, followed by a moisturiser, and then sunscreen for day, as well as a twice-weekly mask, serum and night moisturiser to wind down.