Is it too late to start a skincare routine? The short and simple answer is no!
The truth is that it is never too late to start with a skincare regime. By starting a routine now—even if your skin is starting to show signs of aging—you can absolutely target specific issues and turn things around to bring a healthy glow to your skin which will pay off in the years to come.
Here are some things you should start off with:
- Start with gentle products to avoid any sort of allergic reactions.
- Be consistent – use them for at least 3 months to give products time to build up and work.
- Keep it simple – you can always experiment further on.
The key to rejuvenating your skin is to have clean skin so here are three tips to help you kick start a skincare regime:
The most important step to having clearer, healthier skin is to cleanse your skin. The key to rejuvenation is making sure your skin is clean as pores can become blocked from dirt, make-up and dead skin cells leading to acne and even eczema.
Remember to take off your makeup, instead of using products with harsh chemicals. Make sure you find something that is organic and does not contain excessive alcohol or parabens. Try using certified extra virgin olive oil to remove your makeup. It does not strip your skin of its moisture and it gently melts away all the products on your face.
For many, the word “toner” brings to mind stinging astringents from the ’80s. Today’s formulas, however, have evolved. Think of them as supplements — these thin liquids deliver an extra shot of nutrients, helping the other products in your regimen absorb better, while still balancing your complexion.
Skin that is properly moisturized is less likely to become chapped, scaly, or flaky. Use the right moisturizing cream or lotion for your skin type. Moisturizers with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, or coconut oil can retain the moisture in the skin. Limit exposure to water, because it actually dries out the skin. Perpetually dry skin becomes more common as we age simply because our skin stops producing as much moisture. To combat this, make sure you are using products intended for adult skin versus teenage skin. It’s a rookie mistake to continue using the same products from your high school years well into adulthood. This is because your skin changes drastically as you age. It is true that products that once worked well can suddenly cause issues and not work at all.
Another piece of advice? Listen to your skin. Remember that you are unique and that nobody else has your skin. No matter what experts say, it is important to find what works for you and to always be kind to your skin.