In the minefield of skincare products, it can be tricky to decide what’s best for you. Putting aside particular skin issues, a great starting point for a lot of us can be our age.
You may have great skin (lucky thing), but – problem skin aside – still want a tailored regime that suits your needs, and products that work best for your age. So we’ve collected an edit of the best products, ranges and brands for your age, ranging from lightweight creams for younger skin and gentle exfoliators, to rich eye creams and high-performance anti-ageing moisturisers.
For most under 21s, a very simple routine works best. Gentle formulas, natural ingredients and lightweight textures are key, so as not to clog the skin and just give it a little extra care.
Skincare for ages 21 plus is essentially a step up – keep the natural ingredients, but add in a little more. A refreshing eye cream is a good shout, as is the occasional hydrating mask and exfoliator. Products that will keep the skin looking youthful but give a brightening boost when needed.
Your 30s is when you can begin to introduce more science-led, powerful ingredients. It also becomes more important to pay attention to certain areas – you could add in a neck and décolletage cream, and consider a richer night cream.
You’ve probably got your skincare routine down, and are familiar with the textures and formulas you prefer. As with your 30s, it’s important to focus on areas that people often forget, such as your neck and hands, and even making sure when applying your moisturisers and serums that you take them right up to the skin behind your ears. Use peels and masks a little more regularly – depending on your skin type, once or twice a week should be ample.
Now is when you may look to more scientific products, with stronger formulas and high-powered ingredients, specifically designed to anti-ageing. Introduce richer creams, and experiment with ‘cocktailing’; mixing products together to get all your benefits in one.
So you’ve got your stronger, high-performance products, your targeted area treatments and you’re using a peel or mask a couple of times a week – perfect. Rich, luxurious creams are ideal for adding moisture, and regular application is needed to keep seeing a reduction in the look of lines and wrinkles. Brightening treatments are another great addition to bring into your regime, lifting the look of your skin and revitalizing your complexion.
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