a young woman looking in the mirror applying sunscreen to her face


Beauty products for healthy skin at any age

  • Skin is your largest organ.
  • Keep your skin care routine simple.
  • Make sure you cleanse, moisturize and protect your skin.

People spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year searching for the fountain of youth in a container. Even fresh-faced teens and tweens are filling their vanities with beauty products, often pitched by social media influencers. While some of these products are wonderful, others may not be worth the hype or the cost. 

Great skin care can be three simple steps:

  • Cleanse
  • Hydrate
  • Protect

Skin care by age:

Tweens and teens:

  • Grab a gentle cleanser. I always recommend Dove soap, Cetaphil or CeraVe facial wash.
  • Next, moisturize your skin for hydration. If you have dry skin, try Aquaphor. You can also try moisturizers by CeraVe or Eucerin.
  • Finally, protect your skin from the sun. Grab a sunscreen that’s SPF 30 or higher. Use it every day. I like to use mineral sunscreen that doesn’t have any harsh chemicals.
  • Your skin is too sensitive right now for products with hyaluronic acid or retinol.

Age 20 and up:

With every decade, you’ll add another tool to your routine. If you’re in your 20s, you can add retinol cream to your - regimen.

  • Retinol helps to increase skin cell production, exfoliates the skin and helps to unclog pores.
  • You can get retinol over the counter or with a prescription.

Age 30 and up:

Consider adding a vitamin C serum to your routine in your 30s.

  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps prevent damage from environmental issues such as air pollution.
  • Vitamin C also helps the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body, including the face.

Age 40 and up:

In your 40s, your skin will become a bit drier. Now is the time to add EXTRA moisture. I prefer moisturizers with hyaluronic acid because it helps reduce lines and wrinkles.

These are all tips to keep your face looking and feeling its best. Since your skin is the largest organ and covers your entire body, consider seeing a dermatologist once a year to make sure any damage isn’t something more serious.


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