It’s a fact that skin ages over the decades whether genetically passed down from parents, chronologically (which means the normal aging process) or environmentally (caused by lifestyle).

The aging process is natural and no matter the factors listed above, your skin will experience aging.

Teenage period

During this period, teenagers experience a lot of hormonal changes; and many a times results to blemished skin, pimpled faces and spots on the skin – and self-consciousness. At this stage, the skin becomes oily which can lead to outbreak of spots.

Though the teenager and her skin is undergoing changes, skin care is still necessary and vital. That means cleansing of the skin at least twice a day. One can use a mild soap and rinse off with warm water. Don’t use moisturizers because they add the oil on your skin.

20’s

In your 20’s, you skin is at its peak. For some, they might not have experienced the skin problems associated with teenagers, but some form of acne may start appearing in this decade. Normally at this stage, your skin is mostly clear, the texture is firm, plump and radiant and relatively wrinkles free.  However, activities like smoking and drinking alcohol may make your skin look dull.

Eating foods rich in Vitamin C. will help in making your skin look radiant and stimulate circulation. Clean and moisturize your face every day to avoid blemishes and clogged pores. Applying sunscreen will help keep your skin risk free from skin cancer, minimize age spots and sun damage as you grow older.

Use skin care products that contain green tea extract; this also helps reduce risk of skin cancer.  Mineral or natural makeup help prevent clogged pores. Use eye cream under your eyes to delay the wrinkles.

30’s

In your third decade, your skin starts to lose that youthful look – may look dull and your skin starts to dry a little. If your skin becomes dry use a thick moisturizing cream after cleansing your face. When going to bed, apply a night cream on damp skin; this will help your dry skin.

40’s

Entering your fourth decades brings with it a duller skin appearance and starts to lose its elasticity. There will be noticeable aging spots and uneven skin tone. At this point, skin care products containing antioxidants, sunscreen and the under eye cream become your best friend. For extremely dull skin use a microdermabrasion that will remove the dead skin cells and help you achieve that youthful glow. Eventually your skin tone starts to even out.

50’s

In your fifties your skin forms prominent wrinkles around your mouth, forehead and eyes, dropped contours and some spider veins. Your skin will appear patchy and less radiant. It’s advisable to exfoliate and moisturize, use night cream, take a balanced diet and use anti-aging serum such as Retin-A

Each decade brings with it unique challenges and requires different approaches. To keep your skin in top condition throughout, follow daily routine of cleansing, toning and use of lots of moisturizer.

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