Basics of skin care
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.