The skin is known as the largest organ of the body and is always changing. It protects us from disease, the environment around us and it is also one of our greatest tools in our ongoing thirst for true beauty.
Protecting our skin begins from the inside. Through a natural and preferably organic diet rich in vitamins and minerals accompanied by adequate hydration, we can support skin health. Without taking care of our bodies, how on earth can we ever expect to look our best? That old saying, “Beauty comes from within” is true!
When we are in our teens and early twenties, it is fair to say that we take our beautiful wrinkle-free skin for granted. That youthful luster and sheen is something which comes naturally to the young; however, as women age, we do benefit from extra help in this particular department. Each age group comes with its own challenges to surmount as your skin and beauty regime evolves over time.
One downside of being a teenager is that skin can be a little unpredictable, what with hormonal fluctuations and so on. For those suffering from oily or combination skin there are many excellent products on the market such as Clean and Clear Oil absorbing sheets.
Taking care of the skin in your twenties is all about prevention. Set yourself up for a lifetime of amazing and youthful skin by always using foundation with a sunscreen with at least a SPF of 15 or more whenever you go outdoors. Even on cloudy days the sun’s rays can still be strong enough to damage and age skin prematurely. Ensure that on bright days you wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your delicate facial skin.
Of course, it is of the utmost importance to use a good quality moisturizer daily both morning and night. Following these tips will ensure that you hit your thirties looking as good as you possibly can.
By the time a woman hits her thirties, she knows who she is and is confident and comfortable in her skin. It is during this decade that it is important to continue the anti-aging regimen from our twenties. Continue to use your sunscreen and moisturizer along with a firming serum and good eye cream. Elizabeth Grant’s products are a real favorite of mine. If you are starting to spot fine lines appearing around the lips – this is especially important if you are a smoker – use a good quality lip cream too. The repetitive actions of puckering the lips whilst inhaling cigarette smoke are a real beauty no no. Smoking dulls the skin, discolors the teeth and encourages fine lines. If you begin to notice any problem areas at any age, ensure you tackle them before they become any worse!
Forties and beyond
For ladies who are forty and over, recreating that dewy skinned look is so much easier when you remember to drink lots of water and to use slightly pearlized skin highlighter mixed in with your foundation! This is an excellent trick which many big stars and makeup artists use, and it looks amazing in photographs!
It is at this stage in your life that you need to bring out the cavalry a bit more. Use anti-aging cream in the morning and a heavier version before bed. Watch out for age spots and target them with products specifically designed for more mature skin. Eye and lip creams and face serums are your best friends right now. Don’t scrimp, get lots of sleep and you will always keep others guessing as to your real age!
Whether you are in your twenties, thirties or forties and beyond, your skin should be at the forefront of your daily beauty regiment. A healthy vitamin enriched diet and primitive care, are easy ways to help keep your skin look young and vibrant.