5 Things You Need to Change About Your Skincare Routine Once You Turn 35

5 Things You Need to Change About Your Skincare Routine Once You Turn 35As you grow older, your skin starts to produce less collagen (a protein that makes it firm). This eventually results in the first signs of aging that can show up when you’re in your late thirties, such as fine lines and wrinkles, dull complexion, and sagging skin. If you want your skin to keep looking young, you need to change some things about your skincare routine once your turn 35.

Lack of collagen isn’t the only cause of skin aging signs. Other factors that can speed up skin aging include UV radiation (sun exposure), bad habits like drinking and smoking, lack of sleep, occupational stress, hormone changes, and lack of a proper skincare routine. They result in pigmentation, adult acne, and other signs that reveal your age. However, tweaking your skincare routine can help you reduce some of these signs.

Stay Hydrated

With age, our skin begins to produce less sebum (skin oil), which makes wrinkles even more visible. In our twenties, we can sometimes skip the moisturizer and our skin still looks OK afterwards, but once you hit your late thirties, you need to make sure that your skin is hydrated at all times. Invest in a quality moisturizer with antioxidants and SPF, apply it regularly, and drink enough water because hydration from the inside is also important. You should also indulge yourself in an intensive hydrating mask at least once a week.

Try Retinol

Retinol (vitamin A) is essential for our vision, correct functioning of epithelial cells, human growth, normal red blood cell formation, and more. Retinol and its derivatives (for example, retinyl palmitate) are widely used in cosmetic and medical applications for the skin that help treat acne, keratosis, and some other skin conditions.

Moisturizers with retinol have a positive effect on skin cell regeneration. They tighten the skin, make it look fresh and glowing, and even reduce fine lines. Retinol also helps to get rid of dead cells on the surface of the skin, preventing a dull complexion.

Take Steps to Minimize Pigmentation

The so-called age spots, also known as liver spots, are associated with aging and sun exposure. They usually start to appear from the age 40 onward, but if you want to prevent unwanted pigmentation, you should start taking precautions once you turn 35. Always use sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays and apply antioxidant-rich serums that help prevent pigmentation and brighten the complexion.

If you already have age spots, try exfoliating cleansers containing glycolic or lactic acid. By the way, retinol can help control pigmentation as well, so moisturizers with retinol that we’ve mentioned earlier will allow you to kill two birds with one stone.

Use Eye Cream

If eye cream isn’t part of your skincare routine yet, you must start using it ASAP. The thin skin around the eyes is the first to show lines (known as crow’s feet). Besides, dark circles and bags under the eyes are among the first things that betray a woman’s real age. To keep your skin looking fresh and reduce the signs of fatigue and aging, you should apply eye cream twice a day. If you suffer from puffiness and dark circles, you need a caffeine-containing cream. To combat under-eye bags and crow’s feet, go for one containing antioxidants, peptides, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.

Be Gentle on Your Skin

Your skin may become more sensitive with age so you need to cut back on harsh exfoliants and other products that may cause irritation and damage. Choose mild chemical peels instead of abrasive scrubs, gentle face washes instead of soap, etc. Wash your face with lukewarm water instead of hot and pat it dry instead of rubbing the skin with a towel.





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