The one skin care tip you need to know

The one skin care tip you need to know - Lauren Conrad

Depending on your age

New Idea New Idea and WHO Executive Beauty Editor / December 20 2017

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.

Products to try: Olay Eyes Pro-Retinol Eye Treatment; Neutrogena Rapid Dark Circle Repair Eye Cream; Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+

Olay Eyes Pro-Retinol Eye Treatment

Neutrogena Rapid Dark Circle Repair Eye Cream

Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+

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.

Products to try: Dr. LeWinn’s Gentle Cream Cleanser; Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water; Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Dr. LeWinn’s Gentle Cream Cleanser

Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

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.

Products to try: NIVEA Cellular Anti-Age Volume Filling Pearls; RAWW Activate-Me Moisturiser; Estée Lauder New Dimension Sculpt and Glow Mask

NIVEA Cellular Anti-Age Volume Filling Pearls

RAWW Activate-Me Moisturiser

Estée Lauder New Dimension Sculpt and Glow Mask

Want more top tips for looking younger? Here's how to find the right anti-ageing routine for you.

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Adriana has been writing about the beauty world for more than 15 fun-filled years and has a real passion for helping women navigate gracefully through those tricky 45+ years.