Ba­sics of skin care

Havelock North Village Press - - Front Page - BY RE­BECCA FIELD Caci Have­lock North

If you want to care for your skin, your beauty regime doesn’t need to be com­pli­cated.

The younger you are, the less you have to do to care for your skin, so long as you do not have prob­lem­atic skin con­di­tions.

In your 20s you can get away with a well-bal­anced cleanser, day and night-time mois­turis­ers. I can’t put enough im­por­tance of cleans­ing your skin at night, as it re­moves the day’s dirt and grime, sweat and pol­lu­tion from your skin. Ap­ply­ing a night-time mois­turiser will aid in your skin re­pair­ing it­self as you sleep.

In the­morn­ing even if you only splash your skin with a bit of warmwa­ter you are now ready to ap­ply your day-time mois­turiser, which­must con­tain an SPF to aid in pro­tec­tion from the sun’sUV rays. How you treat your skin in your teens and early 20s will show up in your 40s and 50s.

By the time you reach your 30s you will­want to add an eye cream into your cur­rent regime to help avoid those fine lines around your eyes.

You will also need to start tak­ing omega 3s to help pro­tect your cell mem­branes, as our lipids start to di­min­ish in­ter­nally and your cel­lu­lar turnover slows down.

As we race into our naughty 40s, our life is start­ing to catch up with us— a lit­tle too much fun, or sun, a lit­tle ne­glect here and there . . . it hap­pens. But you need to take re­spon­si­bil­ity and start re­pair the dam­age done.

Youwill need to add into your regime a skin serum, one that can ad­dress wa­ter or lipid loss in your skin, pig­men­ta­tion spots or lines and wrin­kles.

This is also a good time to add in pro­fes­sional treat­ments such as mi­cro cur­rent or LED treat­ments to help speed up that cel­lu­lar turnover.

And here you are in your 50s and the ac­tions over the last 30 years have started to show up on your skin.

If you have fol­lowed a good skin care regime and pro­tected your skin from the sun you should be able to reap those re­wards.

Yes, you now may be us­ing five ba­sic prod­ucts, but there are many­more you could add into your regime. Check­with your beauty ther­a­pist to see what’s right for you.

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