Skin Care Regiment by Age, Need to Implement Now!

Skin Care Regiment By Age Group

As with anything, skin care should be catered to the person individually. However, there are some broad overarching skin-care regiments you should implement based on your age group. Whether you’re in your teens, 20s or 30s, a consistent skin care regiment is crucial. Read below for a recommended skin care regiment by age, and what you need to implement now!

If you read my previous post, about common bad skin care habits, hopefully you’re already treating your skin fairly well. However, there may be some key active ingredients that you need to be incorporating into your routine.

Skin Care Regiment by Age

See below for the recommended Skin Care Regiment by your Age Group. You’ll notice many of the steps overlap, and as you get older anti-aging and repair products are introduced. When it comes to skincare, quantity is not necessary. Yes you can add in a variety of acids, peels, masks etc, however they are not necessary to an effective skin care regiment. Many dermatologists recommend keeping it simple, and adding products as your skin requires them.

Age – Teens

Teens should keep it simple, a gentle cleanser, acne medication as necessary, moisturizer to look in the hydration and SPF. If you’re prone to outbreaks, a cleanser with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide should be considered.

  • Gentle cleanser twice a day – daily and nightly
  • Acne Medication
  • Moisturize twice a day – daily and nightly
  • Sunscreen (30 SPF) daily

Age – Early 20s

Your Early 20s won’t differ much from your teens, beyond the introduction of a chemical exfoliant. Start once a week, and work your way up to two-three times a week if your skin is not sensitive. Chemical exfoliants such as AHAs and BHAs help clean your skin from deep into your pores. They are great tools to aid in energizing and revitalizing your skin.

  • Gentle cleanser twice a day – daily and nightly
  • Acne Medication
  • Chemical Exfoliant (AHAs/BHAs) – 2x/3x a week
  • Moisturize twice a day – daily and nightly
  • Sunscreen (30 SPF) daily

Age – Late 20s

As you approach your late 20s anti-aging and repair should be implemented into your skin care regiment. Retinol/Retinoid products are highly effective in achieving these results. As with anything, results typically take time. Expect topical products to take roughly 2-3 months before seeing visible results. Vitamin C aids in reducing premature aging, and is a key product to include in your routine.

  • Gentle cleanser twice a day – daily and nightly
  • Acne Medication
  • Vitamin C
  • Chemical Exfoliant (AHAs/BHAs) – twice a week
  • Retinol/Retinoid – skip on days you use chemical exfoliant
  • Moisturize twice a day – daily and nightly
  • Sunscreen (30 SPF) – daily

Age – For 30s and 40s

As you progress into your 30s an 40s, maintenance is key. Ensuring that you have established a good skin care regiment in your youth, allows for minimal maintenance in your 30s and 40s. However, it’s never too late to start a skin care regiment if you’ve never implemented one.

Specifically in your 30s and 40s, sunscreen could not be more important. Ensuring you’re not only covering your face, but all exposed skin (ie necks, hands, arms) is crucial to minimize visible aging of your skin. Consider applying sunscreen not only in the morning, but re-applying throughout the day. Consider a good spray on sunscreen, to use throughout the day.

Most importantly, get checkups on your skin for any suspicious areas. Early detection is key into treatment of potentially harmful skin diseases.

  • Gentle cleanser twice a day – daily and nightly
  • Acne Medication
  • Vitamin C
  • Chemical Exfoliant (AHAs/BHAs) – twice a week
  • Retinol/Retinoid – skip on days you use chemical exfoliant
  • Moisturize twice a day – daily and nightly
  • Sunscreen (30 SPF) – daily, even inside
  • Skin Checks

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