Your skin changes so much throughout the different decades of your life. Often, it can feel like you’re constantly switching your skincare products trying to find what suits the latest needs of your skin.
However, if you want great skin at any age it will involve you adapting both your products and skincare routine during your lifetime. The key is to understand that it is possible to have great skin, no matter what your age, if you are aware of those changes before they happen!
Here’s a breakdown of how those changes can look for you and your skin.
Testing times for teenage skin
Now’s the time for you to test out what routines work for you and your skin. It’s also an unsettling time of adjustment for your skin. Hormones are going haywire, causing excess oil and breakouts.
There are so many products on the market aimed at teenagers. Unfortunately many of these products do more harm than good by stripping skin of oil but also stripping away the necessary moisture barrier that skin needs in order to replenish itself.
When you strip away oil and moisture from your skin it panics and sends more oil to the surface to replace the lost moisture, thus starting a vicious circle of unnecessarily harsh treatment at a time that your skin needs gentle treatment.
If you want great skin, you need to calm down the oil but bring balance back to your skin, with gentle products suited for oily/combination/problem skin. Products like our charcoal and clay soap and dead sea mud mask would work a treat.
Skincare for women in their 20’s
During your 20’s your skin is plump, dewy and healthy – hopefully! Get into the habit of cleansing all makeup off your skin at bedtime and use a scrub a couple of times a week, to keep skin looking fresh.
For this, opt for a gentle, yet effective hot cloth cleanser (like our coconut and olive hot cloth cleanser) and a gentle, natural facial cleanser. For some women in their 20’s, it can still feel like your skin’s stuck in your teenage years. If this sounds like you, continue with products suited for oily/combination skin like sea salt face cleanser
Fit and healthy 30’s
If you want to keep having great skin, now is the time for you to start implementing an anti-aging routine. Your skin is starting to change, as fat stores diminish, cell turnover slows down and fine lines may start to appear. Look to regularly use a face scrub to remove those dull-looking dead skin cells, such as our gentle scrubby cleanser, as well as a gentle eye cream (like our lavender and oatmilk gentle eye cream).
Fabulous skin in your 40’s
Sebaceous glands start to produce less oil and your skin starts to thin out in your 40’s. This means that, not only is your skin getting duller, it’s also getting drier. But don’t panic! Now’s the time to start using an intensive facial serum at night, instead of a normal face cream, to really boost your skin’s moisture – and keep up with using the eye cream! Also make sure your toner is a gentle one that doesn’t contain alcohol like rose and orange organic toner
Great skin in your 50’s
Now’s the time your hormones are starting to really kick off! Your skin is going through a lot of changes too, potentially dictating a need to completely change your skincare products.
Your skin can become really sensitive, dry, rough and, thanks to those pesky hormones, generally all over the place! Switch to gentle but nourishing products that are suitable for more mature skin, and avoid any harsh chemicals and fragrances. Our lavender and oatmilk facial cleanser is perfect for cleansing dry, sensitive skin and camelia rose face cream contains evening primrose oil and shea butter and is just right for mature skin.
Serene 60’s and beyond
Your skin is now getting more delicate, so treat it with absolute kindness and respect. It can get very dull and delicate, and will need help to stay adequately protected and moisturised. Switch to sensitive skincare products and try a facial oil in the mornings if face cream doesn’t seem to be helping keep your skin moisturised.
So you see, it is possible for you to have great looking skin at any age, if you use the right products. By ensuring you always use the right type of products for your skin type and age, you’ll ensure you’re giving your skin everything it needs, to look and feel great!