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Skincare for Women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, & 50s

No one should have the same skin care regimen as they age.  Women in their 20s should not have the same skincare as women in their 30s, 40s, or 50s.  As women age, their skin requires different care for different needs.  Aging skin is more prone to moisture loss and elasticity loss.  To maintain healthy skin, a proper skin care regimen should start as early as your 20s!

Women in their 20s:
There is the misconception that women in their 20s don’t need to worry about anti aging.  Women in their 20s should have a skin care regimen that incorporates long term anti-aging solutions, acne treatment and overall maintenance of young, healthy skin cells.  If you’re in your early 20s, skin tends to be oily and acne prone.  Use a cleanser that treats acne and gets rid of excess oil without clogging your pores or stripping your skin of nutrients.  Women should start using eye creams in their mid 20s.

Helpful Skincare Items:

  • Anti-acne creams and cleansers–Cetaphil is a great brand.
  • UVA/UVB sunscreen protection for your face.
  • Daily cleansing with lightweight facial wash.

Women in their 30s:
As women proceed to their early 30s, the main skin care concern is correcting and preventing further sun damage and sun exposure.  It is important to prevent further sun damage and to take care of pre-existing sun damage.  Sun spots, red dots and other skin pigmentation may appear during your 30s.  Women in their mid 30s should start taking care of fine lines as collagen and elastin levels start to decrease.

Helpful Skincare Items:

  • Oil absorbing pads/blot pads.
  • Facial cream with UVA/UVB protection and high SPF.
  • Stronger moisturizers.
  • Gentle and nutrient filled facial cleansers.
  • Night cream and eye cream.

Women in Their 40s:
Fine lines and wrinkles become even more apparent during your 40s.  The most important part of your 40s skin care regimen is building new collagen and preserving the collagen and elastin you already have.  It is especially important for women to have a stable skincare regimen throughout their 40s.

Helpful Skincare Items:

  • Anti-aging creams for day and night.
  • Anti-aging eye serum.
  • Nutrient filled facial moisturizer with SPF 15
  • Gentle face cleanser–Aveeno or Cetaphil.

50s and beyond:
For women over 50, hydration is the most important part of great skin care.  As women age past 50, water retention becomes more of a problem.  The less hydration, the more dry our skin and our hair is.  Women over 50 should also decrease their sugar intake, exercise and eat right for a complete lifestyle change.  Wrinkles and fine lines will start to really show and take form.  If you’ve been practicing good skin care, the amount of fine lines and wrinkles may be minimized, however without a previous quality skin care regimen, women in their 50s run the risk of having droopy, saggy skin with sun spots.  If this is the case, there are a handful of methods and procedures to get rid of or minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles such as anti-aging, wrinkle fighting day and night creams and serums.  For a more direct solution, there are also options such as Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse and other collagen fillers.

Helpful Skincare Items:

  • Change in diet-eat more fruits, veggies, drink more water.
  • Anti-aging serum and cream for day and night with SPF protection.
  • Nutrient filled moisturizers.

***Have any of your own personal skincare tips?  Share them with us–we’d love to hear what works and what doesn’t work!!

Emily Li writes for LY Atlanta, one of the best beauty clinic and laser clinic in Atlanta.  In her free time she enjoys reading up on the latest skin care tips.  The secret to having great skin at any age is to protect your skin from sun exposure and to revert the damage caused by the sun.

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