Your skin is one of the largest organs your body has, and it works hard every day to protect our bodies from harmful elements. Taking care of your skin and developing a skin care routine is important, because it can help this organ do its job better and longer.
Healthy glowing skin is attractive, and it makes us feel good and confident when we get those appreciative glances from others.
Now when should you start your routine?
It’s a common question—sometimes even a worry: When should you begin a facial skincare regimen? Lots of people wait to take care of their skin until a problem shows up—that’s not the best approach. Would you wait until you’re nutritionally deficient before you begin eating healthy foods? Of course not! The same approach applies to getting started with a basic skincare routine.
Whether you want to help prevent wrinkles, improve dryness, or address other concerns, you should start a skincare routine as soon as possible. No matter your age, gender or ethnicity the skin has the same basic needs.
What if you’re young and not yet concerned about signs of aging or dealing with breakouts? Do you still need a skincare routine? Yes, absolutely. Here are the basics that everyone should be doing to take care of their skin at any age:
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser morning and evening.
- Apply a facial moisturizer suitable for your skin type: gels if your skin is oily; lotions if your skin is normal to combination; creams if your skin is dry. This remains one of those very important steps in anyone’s beauty routine,
- Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or greater during the day as UV rays are damaging and contribute to more than 70% of the signs of aging.
Many people will find that their skin becomes drier with age, but many also experience oily skin, enlarged pores, and breakouts as their skin matures. That’s why, at any age, you should choose a skincare regimen based on your skin type and concerns, not on your age.
As different skincare concerns arise, you can adapt and expand your routine as needed. For example, you can begin using an AHA or BHA exfoliant to improve skin texture and clogged pores. You can add an antioxidant serum to brighten the skin and strengthen the skin’s environmental defenses. You may also want to use products containing restoring ingredients to delay the signs of aging.
The trick is customizing your skincare so it consistently meets the needs of your current concerns—and helps keep away future concerns.
Our value sets are a great place to start as they have been specifically curated to take the guessing work out and deal with specific skin concerns.