Four Decades of Beautiful Skin: Great Tips at Any Age
Today on MSN.com, they have a very informative presentation with great skin tips for women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s +.
Four Decades of Beautiful Skin, here are their tips for gals in their 30’s:
- “Cleanser: In the morning, use a cleanser with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to encourage exfoliation. In the evening, wash with a creamy cleanser.
- Moisturizer: In addition to SPF 15 or 20 with UVA/UVB protection, your moisturizer should contain antioxidants, like green or white tea, pomegranate, or vitamin C, which will protect your skin from damaging free radicals. Start wearing an eye cream daily. For dark circles, use one with hydroquinone, vitamin C, or botanicals that brighten, like kojic acid, soy, or licorice; for puffiness, look for one containing caffeine; for extra moisturization, use one with hyaluronic acid, says Taylor.
- Nighttime treatment: “Once you’re in your 30s, a retinoid or retinol isn’t optional anymore,” says Hirsch. So if you’re not on a prescription retinoid, choose a night cream or serum with retinol.”
I think these are some very sound and good recommendations. I only wish I had started using Retinoids earlier, although I couldn’t have used them during my 5 pregnancies. Also, I would add caution to using products containing hydroquinone, which is used for lightening and fading pigmentation. Many people are sensitive to hydrquinone, and the FDA is considering a ban due to possible carcinogenic links and pigmentation issues with its use.