How Old Is Your Skin? Your Skincare Routine According To Your Age

Every woman’s skin is different and so are the products she needs to use on it. But that’s not all! Your skin also changes and evolves as you age. From spots to wrinkles and general elasticity, you will notice a considerable difference as each birthday passes by. But what exactly does your skin need—more moisturiser or more cleansing? To answer your queries, we tell you how to care for your skin according to your age.

During Your Teenage Years
Acne, a sudden surge of oil on the face and sensitive skin—these are fairly common issues for every teenager. To avoid messy breakouts on your skin, you need to follow a proper skincare routine.

a. First, invest in a mild cleansing face wash and use it at least two to three times a day to get rid of the excess dirt and oil on your skin.

b. Get a light moisturiser for your skin and use it every morning. Ensure that the cream is not high in oil content.

c. Use a pimple cream for your breakouts and treat them. Check out this article for treating your acne.

d. Use a sunscreen when you step out in the sun to avoid sunburns. You can pick a daily-use sunscreen with low SPF (around 15).

We suggest you try the following products:

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Himalaya Herbals Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Wash Cream: Rs 100, Himalaya Nourishing Skin Cream: Rs 75, Garnier Pure Extra-Strong Pimple Control Pen: Rs 99, Himalaya Protective Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 15: Rs 105

In Your 20s
We know you’re glad to get out of the crazy pimple phase, but the 20s pose challenges to the skin too. In your mid-20s, the skin might start ageing slowly from the inside, although there will be no signs outside. But you will notice that it does not have a healthy glow unless you head to the salon. Here’s what you need to do:

a. Use a face wash that best suits your skin type and wash you face at least twice a day.

b. Invest in a good-quality cleanser to get rid of the leftover eye makeup and lipstick.

c. Get a hydrating moisturiser and use a small amount it 2 to 3 times a day or at least every time you wash your face.

d. Always wear sunscreen with SPF 20 or 30 indoors and outdoors.

e. Go for regular cleanups at the salon. Avoid facial and bleach as far as possible. If you need to do it, don’t do the treatment more than once a month.

We suggest you try the following products:

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ColorStay Gentle Eye and Lip Makeup Remover: Rs 180, Lotus Herbals Safe Sunscreen Gel – SPF 20: Rs 245, Lakme Clean Up Face Wash: Rs 160

In Your 30s
By your late 20s and early 30s, you may notice fine lines on your hands and feet and probably not on your face. But it is only a matter of time before it reaches your face if you don’t take proper care. The collagen or the element that makes your face look plump and healthy can decrease considerably in this age. So, it’s best to follow this routine:

a. Use an exfoliating face wash that does not dry your skin and still cleans it.

b. Use a light cleanser for removing your makeup, so that it is nor harsh on your eyes and face.

c. Moisturiser will be your best friend. Use a heavy-duty one every time you wash your face. Ensure that it is not sticky, but still hydrates your skin.

e. Miss your sunscreen? Welcome wrinkles! Use a hydrating sunscreen with SPF 30 or more for your face, arms and legs whether at home, office or out. Use sunglasses to protect your eyes too.

f. Invest in a quality hydrating serum to use before you sleep at night, so you wake up with good skin.

g. Consult a dermatologist and find out if you need to use anti-ageing creams and which one is the best for your skin. Also, get healthy with intake of multivitamins suggested by the doctor.

We suggest you try the following products:

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Lotus Herbal Berryscrub Strawberry and Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Wash: Rs 125, Lakme Sun Expert Fair Sunscreen Lotion SPF30: Rs 200, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum: Rs 2,923

In Your 40s
The inevitable lines are on your face already, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel old. You can always follow a good skincare routine and still look close to your look in your 30s. Try these tips.

a. Your face wash and cleanser for the face needs to be cream- or milk-based so that it offers moisture and cleans the skin.

b. Get a moisturiser that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Along with this, invest in a quality serum for your eyes and face that offers specialised hydration.

c. Continue your routine of using sunscreen. In fact, it would be ideal to apply it on your face two to three times a day.

d. Use an anti-aging serum suggested by your doctor and get your hands on retinoid based serums for night applications.

We suggest you try the following products:

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L’Oreal Women UV Perfect 12H Longlasting Transparent Skin UV Protector: Rs 475, Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer: Rs 3,078, Vichy Normaderm Daily Gentle Cream Cleanser: Rs 590, L’Oreal Revitalift White Essence: Rs 749

While these tips are ideal for most skin types, it is best to consult a dermatologist before trying different treatments and products.

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