February 8, 2012

Beauty Through the Ages

As we age, so does our skin. To stay looking fresh from year to year, it’s important to change our skin care routine as well as our makeup techniques. While getting older is inevitable, we’ve provided our key tips for looking your best no matter what your age!

In your teens and 20s…

The late teens and 20s are all about preserving youthfulness. The main focus is on damage prevention; how your skin will look several years down the road is dependent on how you take care of it now. You’ve probably heard it a million times, but a simple (and essential) step in age prevention is sunscreen. Don’t rely solely on the SPF from your foundation; use a daily moisturizer with SPF 30 in addition. Making sure to apply SPF to your hands and neck as well is just as important – these areas display the first signs of aging. Your 20s are also a prime time to get away with experimenting with bright and bold eye colors, such as these or these!

In your 30s…

In your 30s, skin slowly becomes thinner and finer from loss of elasticity. There is also a potential loss of collagen, as well as a slowdown in cell turnover, which can leave your complexion looking a little on the dull side. To counteract this, simply exfoliate weekly. We love the Cleansing and Polishing Tool for that! Try to use face creams and serums containing retinol or glycolic acid – ingredients shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The 30s are a great time to use bold lip colors balanced with neutral tones on the eyes, like those in the Bare Palette.

In your 40s and beyond…

When you reach forty, there is a further loss of collagen and elasticity, skin retains less moisture and hyper-pigmentation may be visible. Sun spots may also be evident. Face products with light-reflecting particles will help to make skin look healthy and fresh. Applying highlighter on the cheeks and brow bones is essential to bring out the face’s natural features. It’s important, however, to steer clear of sparkly and shimmery eye products as they can accentuate fine lines. Get a facial every 6 to 8 weeks to stimulate cell renewal and achieve a youthful glow. Better yet, create an at-home facial using the different attachments for the Cleansing and Polishing Tool!

What steps do you take in age prevention?  

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  1. I'm in my 30's so what I do to prevent premature aging is:
    *drink plenty of water
    *sleep at least 6-7 hours
    *completely remove makeup at the end of the day
    *use different face masks at least once a week
    *deep scrub once a month
    *use nourishing cream
    *and most importantly, wear SPF everyday
    Have a great week ladies ^^

  2. great tipps! *-*

    would like to have more readers :)

  3. Very interesting article! Thanks!

    My additional one: Keep fit, it helps Your skin elasticity.

    1. Thanks for reading and for the added tip, majkawb! :-)

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