When the night is young and so are you, it is very hard to think about the future and the natural process of aging. Youth is a time for fun, academic achievements, friends, a summer of love. Facecare routine may often be reduced to just a wash up after a long night studying or a wipe-off makeup from the last evening party. However, your skin may need a little extra love from time to time.
What are the main signs of premature aging?
Since youth is a time to have a hectic schedule and crazy life, Neora’s specialists put together a list of premature aging signs you should know about and take the necessary measures.
- Dry and dull skin
Your skin may not look so fresh or bright, even if you wash it up. Use a soft cleanser twice a day and avoid going to bed with the makeup on. Use a makeup remover that does not irritate your skin and leave it fresh and healthy looking. Always use a moisturizer after cleansing or makeup removal to help your skin repair itself.
- Irritated or oversensitive skin
You may notice that your skin is sensitive to smoke or dust or sun. Even if you think that you are young and your skin might be ok after the day of bathing in the sun, the UV rays are very damaging and are one of the leading causes for premature aging. Always use sunscreen daily, regardless of the season, to create a protective shield around your skin.
- Your skin is not so flexible as it used to be.
Skin flexibility and elasticity decrease over time. Our body stops growing after 20, and so it reduces the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. If you are already noticing signs that this is happening, it is time to start taking measures to slow down the aging process.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Laughter lines or small wrinkles around your eyes may appear even if you are in your 20s. Poor food choices, lost of sleep due to studying, crazy fun parties take a toll on your skin. Start taking measures and stop the process using an anti-aging cream.
- Your face may not look so bright.
If you are noticing that the color of your face is getting be darker or that you are not waking up with that youthful glow you used to have, then maybe it is time to take some measures. Use a tonner or a booster, like IllumaBoost® Brightening & Shield, to restore that healthy glow of your face and continue the routine with the sunscreen with higher SPF to shield your face from the dangerous UV rays.
What kind of skincare products are best for my age group?
When it comes to a skincare routine, less is more and age-appropriate products are vital for the best results. Up to 25 years old, our bodies naturally produce collagen necessary for body growth and hyaluronic acid. A cleanser and a cream with high SPF may be enough for healthy natural and moisturized look.
After 25 years old, the environmental stressors start to show their effects on your skin. Consider products for cleansing, moisturizing, and counteract the first signs of aging. Make sure you get plenty of water, a constant level of activity and a balanced diet.
As you are getting closer to your 30s, it is time to spice up your daily routine and include products with stronger ingredients such as collagen and hyaluronic acid. Continue with cleansing and high SPF moisturizing. The diet and physical activity become more and more essential to maintain that youthful look and feel.
In your mid-30s, you might have visible signs of aging. Help your skin by exfoliating once or twice a week and continue your routine with retinol-based products. Cleansing and high SPF moisturizing are still non-negotiable steps in your beauty routine.
Regardless of the products you might choose to use, don't forget to fight aging signs from inside out. Drink plenty of water and maintain a healthy lifestyle to feel young, fresh, and energetic.