Skin care in your 30s
This is when you may start noticing the signs of aging. Your skin starts to lose collagen and elastin, and a few fine lines might make their debut on your face. You may need to change your beauty regimen to include more moisturising products.
It’s common to start seeing signs of aging around your eyes, too. This is the decade when you should consider adding an extra step in your beauty regimen, to focus specifically on the skin around your eyes.
Skin care in your 40s
In your 40s, uneven skin tone is one of the most common complaints women have. This can be caused by too many hours in the sun with resulting age spots (so keep up your sunscreen routine). It can also be a throwback to pregnancy, which leaves some women with melisma (also known as the mask of pregnancy).
Other hormonal changes during this decade, and the possible onset of menopause, could leave you wondering where your youthful skin went. At this time, it’s best to visit your dermatologist for suggestions and possible treatments for your changing skin that will help you look and feel your best.
Many women in their forties feel confident that they have their skin care regimen nailed down, so it’s a pain to realise that you may have to adapt and evolve. Happily enough, small changes do add up, so you may need only a few tweaks to regain control of your skin.
Skin care in your 50s – and beyond
A crucial element to skin care as you age is moisturising. By the time you hit your 50s, skin is losing its elasticity and you may start to see sagging. Though you can’t turn back the clock, you can keep your skin (and yourself) hydrated.