We’re told to start moisturizing as teenagers and to start worrying about wrinkles at 30, but what if at 40, 50, 60 or beyond, you’ve never had a facial and still have no real skincare routine? Should you throw in the proverbial face cloth and accept your skin as it is? Of course not! It is never too late to take care of your skin.
With the right care, skin can look smoother, brighter and yes, younger. And skin damage can even be repaired over time. As we age, our body produces less collagen and loses the fat that keeps our skin looking plump and our cheeks looking pinchable. Often these changes feel like they happen overnight, as hormone levels drop during menopause. But again, hitting “the change” doesn’t mean it’s too late to take care of your skin. It’s actually the perfect time to invest some extra time and care into the health of your largest organ—particularly the skin on your face, neck and chest.
Your New Skincare Routine
Exfoliate: Dry skin accentuates fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliating will remove the top layer of dry skin cells.
Moisturize: Skin tends to be drier as we age. Invest in a moisturizer that will protect your skin’s moisture barrier, meaning it will prevent your skin from losing moisture throughout the day.
Protect: Always wear SPF to prevent photo damage.
Repair: Vitamin C has been shown to increase collagen production and improve skin’s clarity.
Psst, want proof it could work for you? Just look at Meryl Streep. Her skincare secret is almost as good as ours.