By the time you reach your 50s you will have accumulated several skin care products and your skin beauty rituals will take longer than those of women in their 20s and 30s. As you age so does your skin, and if you want to have healthy looking skin then you will need to know what your skin is going through as you age and the things you can do to help avoid fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin Care in your 20s
In your 20s, your skin is basically perfect, as far as fine lines and wrinkles are concerned. During this time, your skin is usually still plump and radiant. Your skins ability to rebuild skin cells is still in a good range. To further promote collagen and elastic growth, your skin care regimen should include frequent exfoliation. Limit the amount of sun exposure you have, wear sun block, and avoid tanning beds. A tanned body may be attractive, but the negative effect on your skin from the ultra violet lights in tanning beds decrease your skins ability for skin cell rebuilding and leads to the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation prematurely. You can achieve a tanned appearance with self-tanning lotions and bronzers.
Skin Care in yours 30s
An increase in the breakdown of collagen and elastic begins in your 30s. It takes your skin longer to rebuild skin cells at this time in your life and you start to lose radiance. You may start to notice fine lines around your eyes, mouth, and forehead. You can increase the radiance of your skin, decrease the appearance of lines, and boost collagen and elastin in your skin by adding some more products to your skin care routine. Skin care products that increase collagen will help your skin to be more firm and plump. You should still be exfoliating your skin frequently.
Skin Care in your 40s
Lines around your mouth, eyes, and forehead may be more noticeable at this time. Your skins ability to retain moisture and rebuild collage and elastin has declined in this decade of your life. To slow down the signs of aging you should add serums that rejuvenate the skin to your skin care regimen. You may also be noticing sunspots and issues with uneven skin pigmentation if your skin is also sun damaged. During this time, you need to be paying even closer attention to changes in your skin, such as new moles or changes to existing ones. Speak with your physician or dermatologist if you have any suspicious moles.
Skin Care in your 50s
In your 50s, your skin becomes thinner and more translucent. You may notice the appearance of blood vessels in your skin as well. Lines and wrinkles are deeper now around your forehead, nose, mouth, and eyes. Your skin is also much dryer now than in decades past because your skin has less ability to retain moisture. At this juncture in life, you have amassed many skin care products and your beauty routine takes longer than before. Right now, you need to continue the skin care program you have had thus far, but also add products designed to replace moisture in your skin.
Regardless of your age, smoking cigarettes can make you appear much older over time. Not only do cigarettes contain chemicals that can damage your skin, but it also causes your skin to be dryer. If you smoke, quit. This is, of course, important for your overall health, but it will also improve the health of your skin if you quit. You should also drink plenty of water, no matter your age, to keep your skin hydrated. Wearing sun block is important no matter what decade in life you are currently in and avoiding tanning beds altogether is recommended.