You don’t have to be scared about passing of time. It is a natural process, but it can be controlled and even ‘delayed’, with the help of the right skin care ritual. Numerous factors can lead to the premature aging of the skin. Stress, tobacco and chaotic nutrition are among those factors that can leave a mark on your skin.
The skin around the eyes is usually the most affected, and poor care leads faster to the appearance of wrinkles. Here’s how you need to care for your skin according to your age, so you can enjoy beautiful skin in every stage of your life.
20 years – Cleanser, tonic and moisturizing cream
At 20, the skin is young, its so easy to care for and it lacks any wrinkles. The main problems that may arise are those specific to each person’s skin type – excess sebum, sensitivity, dry skin. The daily routine is simple. Cleanser, tonic and moisturizing cream are the basic products you should use.
You can opt for products that have antioxidant-active ingredients such as Vitamin C and E. Another beneficial ingredient that should be found in the cream is jojoba oil, which keeps the skin moisturized. In summer and beyond, you can choose sunscreen products with SPF 30 or 50.
30 years – Collagen-based products, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants
The process of cellular regeneration slows down a bit at this age. The skin begins to look more stressed, and expression wrinkles starts to appear. The production of collagen decreases and the tissue loses its elasticity. Thus, it is recommended to use care products containing collagen, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants to compensate for this deficiency.
At night, it is recommended to use an anti-aging cream with antioxidants that smooth fine wrinkles and strengthens inter-cellular linings from the epidermis. You should also not forget the eye contour care product, which should be applied both in the morning and in the evening. Sunscreen creams are a must, as well as a monthly visit to the beauty salon for a cosmetic face treatment.
If your skin does not glow, try a light-based skin cream or an illuminating fluid. Whether you have to deal with a child or a career, it’s time to have a makeup routine. This if you want to look fresh every day.
40 years – Retinol and regular exfoliation
Normal changes that occur in a woman’s body, also reflect on the skin. The skin becomes drier and less elastic due to the lack of collagen. Retinol-containing products with a strong anti-wrinkle effect, will moisturize the skin and stimulate cellular regeneration.
Also, the skin should be regularly exfoliated so that the active ingredients in the products are absorbed more easily at the intra-cellular level, but also to stimulate the regeneration of the living cells. At this age, professional anti-aging treatments should be done monthly.
As you may know, skin hydration is not age-dependent, and that’s why you need to keep hydrating your skin. Because skin becomes older as we get older, it will need more moisture than usual. We recommend using a nourishing moisturizer.
As with younger years, high SPF creams should not be missed and should be used rigorously even during raining or sunny days – summer or winter.
50+ years – Alpha-Hydroxy Acids and Peptides
At this age, menopause occurs which results in lowering estrogen levels. The skin loses its firmness, and the wrinkle installation process is quicker and more visible. It is recommended to use nutritional creams, especially those containing Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA), retinol, peptides – those ingredients that have the role of wrinkle reduction and skin lifting effect.
Stains are another age-specific problem. In this case, anti-pigment products with a luminous effect on the skin will be used. For the care ritual, there should also be used a product for the periocular region.
The exterior appearance influences self-esteem, so to feel happy, choose a young look, regardless of age. Today, many dermatologists choose to deal with the quality of healthy skin, so make sure you choose a specialized recommendation for your skin.
10 natural masks for all skin types
Although we find them at every store, the cheapest, easiest and most natural way to get your cosmetics is to do it yourself and you most likely already have the needed ingredients in your house. We offer ten solutions depending on the type of skin you have, to make your skin radiates health and to sparks admiration of others.
1. Avocado and honey in an ideal mask for all skin types
Use half of an avocado and a spoon of honey. Slice the fruit well and mix it with honey. Apply the mask to your face and let it work for 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
2. Remove freckles and stains with lemon and tomato
Lemon acids have a similar effect to delicate peeling, removing dead skin cells. It also contains vitamin A, C, and lycopene – a miraculous antioxidant that has tremendous effects on the entire body. It provides skin tones, normalizes pH, and has astringent properties, which also helps to remove excess sebum.
Tomato can perform miracles for your face. It lightens blemishes, evens out skin tone, and gives to your face a radiant glow. Tomato contains big amounts of minerals and vitamins, such as vitamin A, C, and E but also potassium and iron, which is super beneficial for your skin.
3. Oat flour and yogurt, the enemies of dead cells
This mask can be done in just 3 minutes and works wonders for all types of skin. You need a spoon of oat flour finely ground, a spoonful of organic yogurt without flavors, and a few drops of honey. In a porcelain bowl, mix flour with yogurt and add a few drops of honey. You can also add a few oatmeal flakes. After applying the mask, you let it work for about 15 minutes, then remove it with lukewarm water.
4. Lemon, the number one ally against oily skin
To make this mask, mix 1-2 teaspoons of honey, half a lemon juice, three teaspoons of yogurt and the egg white foam from an egg. Apply the solution on the face and let it work for 15 minutes, then wash with lukewarm water
5. Combine the clay for the needs of your skin
- Clay masks are good for almost all skin types, and it depends only on what you combine. For oily skin, mix clay with water or lemon juice, apply it all over the face and do not let the mask act for more than 15 minutes.
- For the normal skin, which is neither fat nor dry, a mask made from half a carrot passed through a blender and mixed with a spoonful of clay powder will do wonders.
- Against wrinkles, you can use clay in combination with avocados because these ingredients make up an unbeatable wrinkle cocktail, stimulating collagen production thus lowering the effects of aging on the epidermis.
6. Dry skin is hungry after honey
We already know that honey is doing wonders for our skin. So, to moisturize dry skin it is enough to warm a teaspoon of honey and then carefully massage the moist skin. The massage should take about 10 minutes. Let it dry and then wash with warm water.
7. Stop the acne with the help of eggs
To make the ideal mask against acne, you need two eggs, separate yolk from egg white, beat the whites until it becomes a foam, and the obtained composition is applied to the area with issues, then let it work for 20 minutes. At the end, wash the mask with warm water.
8. Avoid the appearance of acne using a mask of chamomile and mint
This mask is ideal for prevention rather than treating, and, is at the same time an excellent way to revive the appearance of your skin. I will alleviate scratches, and any spots left by acne and other skin inflammations.
In a small bowl mix a spoonful of dried chamomile flowers with a spoonful of freshly ground mint, a spoonful of honey and an egg. Apply this composition on your face, neck, and chest and let it work for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
9. Body scrub from olive pits
Next time you eat olives, keep the kernels and try to crush them (you can try with a mortar and pestle). The result can be successfully used as a natural scrub body. It will remove the dry skin and dead cells efficiently.
10. Natural cleanser from yogurt and Aloe Vera
Mix half a glass of yogurt, half a glass of tomato juice and a little of Aloe Vera juice. You have obtained a natural product from ingredients essential to skin health. You can use this combination to clean your skin daily.
Useful tips before and after applying a face mask:
– Clean the face thoroughly with a lotion;
– If you have dry skin, apply a layer of moisturizing cream before using a mask;
– Grab your hair well behind to avoid falling over your face;
– Apply mask on all face surfaces, excepting eyes and lips;
– Do not move your face muscles at all after mask application;
– Do not use makeup for at least 2-3 hours after removing the mask.