<!––>Have you ever felt that some products that used to work amazingly on your skin do not work as well anymore? Well, that is because your skin’s needs have changed overtime. So, a correct switch in products is necessary to address these new concerns and to do so, you will have to first understand what your skin really needs.
If you are in your 20s,
Acne and the scars they leave behind are your main concerns. To deal with these, replace harsh acne-fighting products with a spot treatment product containing salicylic acid as an ingredient to help keep the other parts of your face hydrated.
In your mid-twenties, you may notice fine lines around your eyes and find that your skin has become less bouncy. This could be a result of a drop in collagen levels, which occur at around the age of 25. Apart from regular facial treatments, you can incorporate lightweight products into your skin care regimen for easy daily maintenance.
If you are in your 30s,
Uneven skin tone and the pigmentation accumulated under the skin over the years start surfacing. Furthermore, hormonal changes triggered by pregnancy and aging may also make you more vulnerable to sun damage and pigmentation. Thus, to guard against sun damage, incorporate treatment products such as anti-oxidant lotions/gels/creams into your skin care regimen as they give better protection to your facial skin.
If you have not done so, start including facial whitening products such as spot correctors to your daily skin care regimen and not to forget, use a mask once to twice weekly as a home care treatment to keep your skin radiant and supple.
If you are in your 40s,
You may feel that the pigmentation spots on your face have become more visible. For some, the pigmentation problems seem to be concentrated at the cheeks. Opt for products containing ingredients such as ‘retinoid’, and anti-oxidants within your skin care regimen as that helps in cell renewal, enhancing the skin care benefits that you are getting from your treatments at facial salons. However, as aging skin tends to be more sensitive, you may want to start off by replacing one or two of your skin care products instead of replacing the entire set at one go. Also, you may want to pick a lightweight yet effective sunscreen to further protect your skin.
If you are in your 50s,
You may find that your skin is now less bouncy and it feels drier. This is due to the drop in estrogen level, leading to drier skin, with less collagen and elastin within the skin. Mature skin is also more susceptible to UV rays, pollution and stress. Thus, add products that protect can stimulate collagen and its production into your skin care regimen.