Your skin can look young no matter your age. You just have to take good care of it and adjust the right products. Find out which cosmetics are a perfect match for your skin complexion type!Skincare has its universal rules e.g. wearing sunscreen with proper SPF (not only in summer) or using skin moisturizers. The first protect the skin from harmful effects of UV radiation, which is why they have an anti-aging effect and provide protection against skin cancers, while the last boost your skin’s elasticity, making it more resistant to breaks such as wrinkles. These are the reasons why every skin, regardless of age, needs this basic protection. But it’s not enough. The creams we use in our daily skincare should be adjusted to our skin complexion type, its problems and needs in this particular moment in life. Cosmetics dedicated to young people often have anti-radical or anti-acne properties, while mature skin needs ingredients stimulating skin cells regeneration, as well as nutritional substances and components supporting the skin’s structure. Here are a few proven tips that will help you make the right choice. Remember that the real strength of home beauty products lies in their regular use. Even the best cream won’t give any results if you don’t apply it systematically.
20+ Ultra-moisturizing and prevention
Your skin… it hasn’t caused you any trouble yet. It’s intensively producing collagen and elastin and it’s naturally filled with hyaluronic acid which ensures its firmness, proper moisturization and fast regeneration. One of very few (although annoying) problems may be acne. Day cream Moisturize your skin intensively – it will make it more elastic and less prone to wrinkles. It’s necessary that you apply sunscreen with adequate SPF and avoid sun exposure in general – ultraviolet radiation significantly accelerates the skin’s aging process! If you’re struggling with acne, try cosmetics containing zinc or salicylic acid. If you haven’t done it yet and are over 25 – start using anti-wrinkle creams. It’s not too early at all. According to the old proverb “prevention is better than cure”, allowing wrinkles to form is easier than reducing unaesthetic marks.Night cream Before applying it, make sure to properly cleanse your face. Always remove your make-up – even if you’re dead tired after a great party. Try micellar water. It’s easy to use and immediately removes not only make-up but also dust and pollen. Adjust the cosmetic to your skin complexion type. The best cream to use at night is the one with a rich nourishing formula. It is also essential that this cream contains moisturizing agents e.g. hyaluronic acid, coenzyme Q10.
30+ Boost your natural skin regeneration processes
Your skin…is repairing slower and slower. Its protective barrier is getting weaker, causing more water to “escape” from it. The skin starts losing its elasticity and first mimic wrinkles appear. Day cream should contain antioxidants. Vitamin C will be a good choice. Not only does it have anti-radical properties but it will also lighten the skin. It works best when the cosmetic contains vitamin C in the L-ascorbic acid form. Another worth noticing ingredients from the same group are vitamin E and botanical extracts containing flavonoids which prevent free radicals from damaging the skin. Night creamit is recommended that it contains retinol (vitamin A derivative). It stimulates production of collagen, which is responsible for keeping the skin firm. Thanks to that, the skin becomes smoother and wrinkles flatten. Additionally, it contributes to epidermal regeneration by inducing desquamation of the stratum corneum. Be careful – this type of cream can irritate the skin, so make sure to closely monitor its condition. You should also remember about applying sunscreen with adequate SPF before going outside – cosmetics containing retinol make the skin more vulnerable to the harmful effects of sun rays. Not wearing sunscreen can cause discolorations on your skin.
40+ Think about elasticity
Your skin… produces less skin cells and the existing ones shrink, causing the outermost layers of the skin to become thinner. The secretion of sebaceous glands decreases along with the skin’s ability to bind water molecules. As a result, the skin becomes drier, more sensitive to the influence of external factors and prone to formation of wrinkles. Day cream it should contain ingredients stimulating skin cell proliferation such as peptides inducing the production of collagen fibers and hyaluronic acid. A desired component is also the hyaluronic acid itself. It is absorbed into the epidermis and has moisturizing properties. Whereas in the form of sodium hyaluronate it creates an invisible and impalpable film on the skin’s surface, protecting it from transepidermal water loss. The skin gets drier with age, therefore becoming more prone to irritations. Products containing EFAs (essential fatty acids) such as Omega-3 or Omega-6, will help the skin to restore its balance. Not only do they have moisturizing and regenerating properties but they also rebuild the skin’s lipid barrier, regulate the functioning of sebaceous glands and are important anti-inflammatory agents. The richest sources of EFAs are oils e.g. argan oil, almond oil. Night creamcan even have the same composition as the day cream. However, it should have greater concentration of active substances. A great idea would be a day & night set of creams offered by many beauty brands. You can boost the effect of cream by applying a few drops of serum e.g. with antioxidants.
50+ Stretch and improve immunity
Your skin… can be rough and dry, therefore vulnerable to infections. Its blood supply is getting worse, which is the reason why the skin is poorly oxygenated and nourished. This causes it to lose its firmness and thickness. It can also result in the loss of skin’s natural glow, which makes it look tired. Ruptured blood vessels or spider vessels may start to appear. Skin discolorations are also a common problem at this time. Day creamCreams containing phytohormones (plant hormones) are a good idea during perimenopause. They can fill in estrogen deficits in skin. Soy, wild rice or sunflower seeds extract all have that effect. It is also important to protect the skin against harmful influence of external factors. Apply lipids and don’t forget about antioxidants e.g. ferulic acid, phloretin, vitamins C and E. Using peptide-based creams is also a good idea. Some of them respond very precisely to the needs of your skin. Night creamIt should stimulate collagen production and have regenerating properties. It’s a great idea to use products containing glycolic or folic acid (folacin) which accelerate DNA repair in skin cells, having an anti-aging effect. For the purpose of removing skin discolorations, the beauty industry has developed products containing hydroquinone derivatives, tyrosinase and melanin inhibitors, as well as various botanical extracts i.a. from licorice or arbutin. Some of these materials (e.g. hydroquinone derivatives) can make the skin more vulnerable to sun. Whenever you use them, it’s necessary to apply sunscreen.