1.Assess your skin frequently:
Skin changes with age.What our skin required 10 years back may not be necessary now.Therefore we should understand the needs of our skin and use products accordingly.Acne can be a common problem in any age.However,women in their 30s or 40s have to be careful in chosing anti-acne products as they cannot use the same things used by teenagers,or it might result in excessive drying and irritation.they have to look for gentle, noncomedogenic products with ingredients like sulfur or salicylic acid.
Layering different skincare products are a common practice nowadays.To address the problems of wrinkles,dull skin,redness,spots and other skinrelated problems we often pile on too many products.The result can give adverse effects.Also too much of high concentrated products can result in irritation.So before investing in too many products seek expert advice and learn how much your skin really needs.
How healthy you are from inside will show from outside.So what we eat is very important for us to keep us looking good.The most important foods we should include in our diet should contain:
a]Fruits & Veggies like strawberry,kiwi,spinach,cabbage.
b]Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish,nuts,eggs,olive oil.
c]Omega-6 fatty acids found in sunflower oil
4.Moisturize & protect:
Dry skin,normal skin,excessively oily skin...no matter what type of skin you have,you need to moisturize it reagularly.Moisturizer plays an important role in your skincare arsenal by helping skin retain its moisture and look healthier and more supple.Chose the right one according to your skin type.Also use a good sunscreen.Look for inbuilt SPF that can protect skin from sundamage.
Exfoliation can remove dead skin cells and reveals a healthier glowing skin. Another advantage of encouraging new cell turnover – skin will be smoother and softer, and your makeup will go on much easier.You can chose from:
a]Scrubs removes impurities and dull skin to reveal a fresher, brighter complexion, and is even safe for sensitive skin.
b]Microdermabrasion is especially effective at smoothing lines, clearing acne and refining skin’s overall texture and appearance.
c]Peels are formulated to clean off the tired veil and leave a brighter and better skin.
The harsh environmental effect can cause excessive damage to the skin, leaving it dry and irritaed.Try out skin soothing elements in your products.Products with soothing botanical ingredients should be used to reduce inflammation and protect skin from damaging free radicals.So chose cosmetics containing chamomile, licorice root, vitamins C and E, aloe vera, zinc and curcumin.
7.Build up collagen:
Collagen is the substance in skin that makes it plump and supple.When we age the collagen content of the skin decreases and thus our skin starts sagging.Products containing Vitamin C,E and ferulic acid help to stimulate collagen cells.
No matter what your skin type is,avoid too much cleansing.Cleansing skin twice a day is required but if you overdo that,the skin may become harsh as that may effect the protective lipid layer,leaving it highly prone to environmental damage.
9.Prevention is better than cure:
Prepare your skin from before to fight the adversities of ageing.Start using antioxidant-rich products from the mid 20s.Use a strong sunblock whenever you are vacationing on a beach.Look out for peptides containing creams.
10.Dont ignore other parts of the body:
We often forget to take care of the skin of other parts of the body and mainly concentrate on the face.But the other body parts are also prone to sundamage,dryness and irritation.
a]Lips tend to appear thinner with age and are vulnerable to sun-damage.Taking extra care of the lips is extremely important.Exfoliate the lips and use a good lip balm to keep it hydrated.
b]Hands are much prone to sun exposure so taking care of them is really important.Use a nourishing cream and sunscreen to keep them soft and smooth.
c]Neck is the area where signs of ageing show firts.So whatever is applied on the face should be applied to the neck as well.A beautiful neck can make you look more beautiful in your favourite dress.