Your skin care routine evolves with each stage of life, and you should pay attention to how it changes.
Skin care is important to me, and I'm sure it is to you as well if you're reading this. I became the ultimate skin care enthusiast when I was in my early twenties. I was having hormonal breakouts, discolouration, and uneven texture for the first time in my life, so I had to educate myself and keep things under control.
As I've learned what works and what doesn't, I've also learned that every year something changes, and now that I'm in my late twenties, I suppose I can say everything has changed. The thought of ageing is uncomfortable, but embracing these changes with the right products is the way to go. I'd like to share some of the most major changes I've done to ensure that my skin looks and feels fantastic at all times.
Chemical Exfoliation Over Physical Exfoliation
Collagen is the substance that maintains our skin appearing young, vibrant, and nourished. Collagen depletion occurs naturally as we age, and it is up to us to increase collagen production through our products and lifestyle. Chemical exfoliants remove dead skin cells and promote collagen production. These get well beneath the surface and help target breakouts, improve the skin’s texture, unclog pores, and increase cell turnover. Some chemical exfoliants include alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acid, beta hydroxy acids, glycolic acid, and enzymes.
Double Cleansing in the Evenings
If your cleansing isn't up to par, you'll never get the most out of your skin care routine. We've all experienced the following scenario: you wash your face at night in the hopes of removing your makeup, only to discover that streaks of product remain in some areas the next morning. That is why, especially as your skin ages, double cleaning is so crucial. As we become older, our skin gets more vulnerable to just about everything, including getting rid of any buildup or dirt that has accumulated on the surface. First, double cleanse with a cleansing balm, then followed by a hydrating cleanser.
Vitamin C in the morning, Retinol in the evening
Spots and ageing are two of the most common skin issues in our late twenties. Dullness is also a concern, although vitamin C products can help with that as well as any pigmentation. Retinol, on the other hand, is a powerful anti-ager targeting fine lines and wrinkles, but it makes the skin more sensitive. Vitamin C and retinol, on the other hand, should never be used together in your skin care routine and should be used at different times. Vitamin C is ideal for a daytime routine because it works very well with sunscreen as it inhibits the production of pigment. As for retinol, use it in the evening to avoid any skin sensitivity or irritation.