As I promised in my last blog, let’s talk about the beauty products we ( should ) use at different stages in our life.
From my experience, I noticed that (when young), we tend to use too many beauty products !
Please keep in mind that this blog is about healthy skin care.
Babies and children don’t need any body lotions or oils unless prescribed by the doctor for certain skin conditions, like eczema or cradle cap.
Babies and children have enough moisture and skin oil to keep their skin supple and wrinkles free if I may say ☺
Teenagers skin suffers from an over production of skin oil , called sebum. I’ve seen 13 years old teenagers using five-six products : cleanser, toner , exfoliator, moisturiser, a mask. And too much makeup! Why do they need to moisturise; when until mid 20 s, the skin is moistured and smooth with no wrinkles?
The exception is if the teenager uses make-up. If it’s the case , a moisturised is used as a base on which the makeup is applied, followed by a cleanser in the evening .
In early 20’s we need a moisturiser and a cleanser only if we use make-up. And tell me why would you use an exfoliator when your skin renew itself every 21 days?
By late 20’s as the skin functions start to slow down, the skin produce less oil, which leads to dehydration. Now is the time to start using a GOOD moisturiser ( which doesn’t contain synthetic oils -mineral oil- or has too much glycerine-which has a drying effect on the skin- ).
In our 30′ we need to add an exfoliator and use it when needed only.
By late 30’s-early 40’s, an anti-wrinkle product will delay fine lines. And try to use that exfoliator you bought more often, depending on the skin type .
From late 40’s you should exfoliate regularly and use an anti-wrinkle product daily. If your skin is dry, use an oil based serum.
And the older we get, the more we need to take care of the skin.
Corina Lucian MFHT