It's important that we take care of our skin throughout the different stages of life as time goes by. Our skin has different needs at different times, and knowing these needs and addressing them as early as possible will ultimately protect your skin from unnecessary issues and traumas. We are going to outline the three main age groups / life phases and the effects that they tend to have on the skin. Read on to learn the best skincare tips for your age ✨
Teens and Young Adults
It's during the teenage years that major hormonal changes start taking place and this can affect the skin. It's usually during these years that people start feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their skin because of how drastic these changes can be.
These changes differ from person to person, but the most common changes come about as a result of increased sebum (oil) production, which clogs pores and typically results oily, acne-prone skin.
Our Standard recommendation for healthy, radiant skin is our African Black Soap, which targets acne & breakouts and balances oiliness.
Our African Black Soap is a must-have ~
Late 20s & 30s
It's during these years that the skin barrier starts to weaken and thin out as a result of lifestyle, genetics and environmental factors. This usually leads to the development of fine lines as well as a reduction in the skin's ability to protect itself against UV rays. This is why it's important to start using a good quality, high SPF sunscreen at this time, if you haven't already - the younger you start the better, babe! ☀️
Our Standard recommendation for youthful skin is our our Retinol serum, which increases cell turnover in the skin, thus slowing down the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
These are the years where people typically find themselves worrying about fine lines and wrinkles. Before we go on, we'd like to make it clear that we do not shame the process of ageing - it's a natural process, and a beautiful one, at that.
Our Standard recommendation is Hyaluronic Acid serum, which encourages firmness and improves elasticity. These are classic anti-aging properties, and we are all for preventative measures rather than corrective ones, so this one really is a goodie 😉 You can read more about preventative vs corrective skincare here.
We hope you've found this helpful, babe. We're always here to offer guidance where needed, so if there's anything you need clarity on, reach out via our Facebook and/or Instagram and we'll be happy to help.
Remember to keep calm and embrace the changes... You've got this!
Once a Standard Babe always a Standard Babe ~