Good Skin Care Practices — Essential at Any Age
While our skin may change over the years, there are steps in our daily routines that are not negotiable and in fact are
absolutely essential at any age. We may alter our habits as our skin changes but we should never neglect the basic necessities for a healthy complexion. Taking care to follow simple steps every day will ensure that our skin looks its best as the years pass.
Daily use of sunscreen protects the skin not only from cancer but also dullness, wrinkles, broken capillaries and discoloration. While women in their 20s often have trouble focusing on prevention, women in their 50s are often convinced the damage is already done. Sun protection
is a must for everyone. Get in the habit of using sunscreen by finding a product suitable for your skin. Younger, oilier skins do best with light, mattifying SPF products like Peter Thomas Roth Uber Dry Sunscreen SPF 30 and
Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15. Drier, more mature skins benefit the most from moisturizing anti-aging sunscreens like Jan Marini Antioxidant Face Protectant SPF 30
and Kinerase Daily Defense Cream SPF 30.
Moisture is vital to any skin type at any age. Without proper hydration, skin appears dull, rough and has more trouble healing and repairing itself. As our skin ages, it becomes drier and needs more and more moisture. While younger skin tends to be oilier and more prone to breakouts,
it still usually requires a moisturizer, particularly with the use of drying acne medications. Ultra light moisturizers like MD Skincare Hydra-Pure Oil Free Moisture and Cellex-C Sea Silk
Oil-Free Moisturizer hydrate the skin without a heavy feel. It’s important to adjust your moisturizer as your skin changes, adding more emollient creams and lotions. Choosing products that also address other concerns of aging skin like wrinkles and discoloration is a great way to benefit
even more from your moisturizer. Kinerase Cream helps the skin retain moisture while minimizing brown spots and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Regular exfoliation is an important skin care step that is often skipped. While many women believe that simple cleansing is sufficient, going the extra step of eliminating dead skin cells can vastly improve all complexions, no matter what age you are. Exfoliating can clear clogged pores and acne,
smooth wrinkles, minimize discoloration and improve overall skin tone. Younger skin sheds cells faster and may need exfoliation several times a week where as older skin turns over cells more slowly and may only require a weekly exfoliation. Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant
gently resurfaces the skin while calming and soothing irritation. It’s a perfect choice for all skin types, even sensitive.
Women of all ages can enjoy beautiful, healthy skin by taking the time and care necessary. Our beauty routines may change with age but the basics should never be overlooked. Aging gracefully depends largely on our every day practices so be good to your skin.