Who doesn’t love the Harper’s Bazaar feature “Fabulous at Every Age?” We’re taking a riff on this monthly fashion column to tackle beauty priorities for your skin at every age.
The Concern: Establishing a routine
While women in their twenties tend to have bright complexions and enviable elasticity, now’s the time to get into a routine that will serve your skin through the years.
The Solution: This means gentle cleansing morning and night, applying an SPF moisturizer daily, correcting acne with a salicylic spot treatment and exfoliating once a week.
The Concern: First signs of aging.
Women in their thirties may start to experience fine lines, crow’s feet, hyperpigmentation, tiny broken blood vessels and a general lack of luster. This is because as skin ages it becomes thinner and cells turn over more slowly.
The Solution: This is when you want to make sure your moisturizer, cleanser and night cream have certain age-fighting ingredients in them. Look for cleansers with alpha hydroxy acids to encourage exfoliation, which will combat dullness. Your moisturizer should contain SPF 15 or 20, as well as antioxidants to fight free radicals. Make sure your night cream has a retinol or retinoid, which is a wrinkle fighter and collagen plumper. An eye cream is also a must at this age.
The Concern: Cumulative damage.
In your forties, you’ll start to see the cumulative effects of sun damage, as well as further loss in elasticity and collagen.
The Solution: Opt for a creamy cleanser for extra moisture, and work creams and serums into your moisturizing routine. Look for products with at least two types of antioxidants and peptides.
The Concern: Wrinkle repair and dryness
The Solution: Opt for a creamy or foam cleanser for morning and night. Keep at it with the peptides and antioxidants, like Vitamin C, in your moisturizer. Be sure to incorporate a serum into your routine. They penetrate the skin most effectively. Consider Renova for overnight treatment. It’s a highly concentrated prescription retinoid.