The Dos and Don’ts of Amazing Skin at Every Age – Yahoo! Beauty


By: Cynthia Ayala

The following is a snippet of an article by Kristin Booker. In today’s day and age everyone is trying to improve their looks or stay looking young for years and years. The following piece, originally on Yahoo! Beauty discusses the healthy skin care regimen depending on your age.


The Dos and Don’ts of Amazing Skin at Every Age

By: Kristin Booker

It’s tempting to run out and buy a new miracle cream every time you notice a wrinkle or laugh line on your face—but you don’t have to get carried away (or spend thousands of dollars) to keep your skin plump and happy. You just need to know exactly what your skin is battling at which point in your life. That might mean oil in your 20s, fresh dark circles in your 30s, or newly dry skin in your 40s. Here’s a guide to exactly which products you should add to your skincare routine upon entering each decade.

IN YOUR 20’s

Do: Start an anti-aging regimen—& use eye cream!

Consider this the decade of prevention. “Women should begin being proactive about anti-aging in their 20’s,” says Dr. Dennis Gross, MD, board-certified dermatologist and creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. “Research shows that as early as age 25, collagen and elastin decrease.” Add anti-aging products to your routine now, especially a good eye cream.

Don’t: Blow off a good cleansing routine
“This is the age where you need to develop an effective, basic skincare program for a glowing complexion,” advises Kate Somerville, celebrity esthetician and creator of Kate Somerville Skincare. “You need to cleanse properly, exfoliate regularly, and use a high-quality moisturizer and sunscreen.”

Don’t: Use the same products you used in your teens
Upgrade your acne products. “Many people in their 20’s continue to use the same harsh cleansers and drying astringents they used when they were teenagers,” says Dr. Gross. He warns that at this age, oil glands are starting to shrink, so these products can cause redness and irritation. Find products suited to your adult skin and avoid over-correcting any dryness with a heavy moisturizer. “This decade is prone to breakouts as well as clogged and/or permanently enlarged pores from moisturizing overkill and/or lack of exfoliation.”

Do: Eat right for better skin
Skip the disco fries. “Another great tip for anti-aging is eating right,” says Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection. “You need tons of greens in your diet to help oxygenate the skin, fight bacteria and keep it clean. You will have never-ending breakouts if you don’t eat well.” She advises adding her greens-packed Daily Serum to your shelf.


Read the full piece on (source) Yahoo! Beauty.

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