When I was younger, I was blessed with having acne free skin. I was lucky enough to get away with not using any type of foundation or powder. I figured my skin would stay the same my whole life and boy, was I wrong. When I was in college, I started developing pimples, blackheads, yellowheads, and acne. Sometimes I’d have a date on Fridays with my fingers popping them suckers. Gross, I know, but we’ve all done it. If you still do it, STOP! Your fingernails are full of bacteria , thus infecting those pimples and leaving scars.
Some people have the same routine of washing their face and slapping on lotion and they’re out the door, while others spend a mass amount of money on chemical peels, botox, and monthly spa treatments before a wrinkle or a pimple pops up.
Remember, the older we get, our skin changes and that is when we need to anticipate a tailored skin care regimen.
If you are in your late teens to 20s, the late night partying, oily greasy food, lack of sunscreen, heavy makeup can take a toll on your skin. At the bare minimum, follow these simple steps:
- Day Time: Use a gentle cleanser , toner, and moisturizer (preferably a moisturizer that contains sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection. If you apply liquid foundation, opt for a SPF protection foundation. It may be a bit more expensive but it sure is worth it.
- Night Time: Use a gentle cleanser and make sure that you remove all your make up before going to bed. Apply a moisturizer for your skin
If you are in your 30s, this is the time where you can see some visible wrinkles. ACK! I know, it’s not pretty. By this time, sun damage and fine lines are showing and your skin may experience some sort of dryness to it. Follow these simples skin care steps:
- Day Time: Use a cleanser that gently exfoliates and contains chamomile and aloe. Hydrate your skin with an antioxidant rich moisturizer and invest in eye cream serum (to help diminish the fine lines aka crows feet). Afterwards, apply sunblock.
- 2. Night Time: Make sure to wash off all makeup with cleanser and apply an antioxidant rich moisturizer.
If you are in your 30s and over, treat yourself to the spa and get a facial. Some times it can be a bit pricey, so check out to see if you can get a discount via groupon, living social, yippit, bloomspot or travelzoo. Here’s to a New Year and to a new skin care regimen!