The Beauty Box
Skincare At Every Age
By Casi Morris (Guest Artist)
Hello My Darling Divas,
Much like how every individual has a unique skin type, we also experience shifts in our complexion as the year’s progress. It’s important to care for skin appropriately by being mindful of age and the related concerns that are associated with each phase in life.
Teens and Tweens
Developing good skin care habits at a young age is essential, particularly at a time when skin is acne-prone due to over-production of sebum and raging hormones. Salicylic Acid washes are a great choice because they don’t over-dry the skin, yet thoroughly cleanse, treat and serve as a gentle exfoliant. Such cleansers can also be combined with a topical treatment for spot healing.
Certain skin types respond more effectively to Benzoyl Peroxide-based treatments, while other complexions tend to benefit from Sulfur formulations. I recommend “test-driving” the various options to determine which format best suits your complexion and concerns.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Cleanser and Clearasil Daily Clear Acne Treatment Cream – both are affordable, effective blemish treatments which can be used on face and body alike. (retail $5.49)
Women tend to feel invincible during their twenties. However, a great deal of damage is incurred during this phase. Sun, alcohol, and late nights help set the stage for wrinkles, dehydration and loss of firmness which will eventually materialize. Products that hydrate and infuse beneficial ingredients will help tremendously. This era also highlights the fact that preventative measures are critical. By incorporating a (broad-spectrum) SPF regimen sooner rather than later, age-related damage down the road can be deterred.
Choose SPF 30 (or higher) and Skyn Iceland's Hydro Cool Firming Gels – an emergency treatment when you’ve pulled an all-niter! These under-eye miracles will help de-puff circles and bags, so late night escapades can remain well-hidden.
Significant life events such as marriage or childbirth tend to occur during this era and your skin will reflect it all! Thus, products that maintain the status of your skin before those life "experiences" hit are imperative. Select products infused with targeted peptides and Hyaluronic Acid which are proven wrinkle-plumper’s.
Nude Skincare Replenishing Night Oil - an overnight facial treatment that is lightweight, instantly absorbed and offers intense softening and hydration. Infused with Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, and designed to promote cellular turnover and antioxidant UV protection. (retail $68)
When women reach their forties and fifties, they have a good sense of how they’re aging. Some will do so gracefully, while others (depending on lifestyle and heredity) will have set forth down a rather unattractive path. Yet, thanks to modern science, there are a number of advanced options that are aggressive AND preventative, depending on the level of skin damage at this time.
iS Clinicals Youth Complex - a powerhouse providing immediate gratification today, while helping visibly improve skin over time. Infused with high doses of line-filling Hyaluronic Acid, along with a fruit acid blend that works to tighten and firm, this aging complex truly does it all.
Thus, whatever your age, there’s no excuse for not taking action ASAP. There are amazing products and treatment options you can begin today in order to look even more fabulous tomorrow!
The Beauty Box