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Because skin changes so drastically throughout our lives, you should be updating your skin care routine as you age. The preventative measures that you take in your 20s will not be enough to support your skin’s needs once you’re in your 50s.
To take TODAY viewers through their skin’s needs by decade, NewBeauty Editor-at-Large Sarah Eggenberger stopped by the show to share some of her favorite products. These picks range from SPF to moisturizing masks to an anti-aging jade roller.
Scroll through to discover the seven picks that will help your skin age gracefully.
Skin care in your 20s
It’s never too early to start wearing SPF every day. Eggenberger recommends this lightweight formula that protects both acne-prone and sensitive skin. Collagen breakdown begins in your 20s and daily SPF will help protect your skin from UV exposure.
Skin care in your 30s
By our 30s, signs of aging begin to appear in the upper face. Formula that are rich in antioxidants, such as Laneige’s Radian-C, help brighten skin. This moisturizing cream is packed with vitamins C and E to help fade dark spots and moisturize skin.
Skin care in your 40s
In your 40s, it’s a good idea to add retinol products into your daily routine — just take it from one Shop TODAY contributor. Your skin will start to get both drier and duller, which can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. This serum from CeraVe improves your skin’s smoothness — and will only set you back $20.
Hyaluronic acid is one of those miracle ingredients that will help your skin long after you put it on. It helps “replump” and hydrate skin while locking in moisture. It’s specially formulated to help mature skin, so you’ll want a product like this in your routine in your 40s.
Skin care in your 50s
You’ve seen trends come and go by the time you hit your 50s. You’re simply looking for stuff that works — and if it does more than one job, it’s all the better. This dual-use product can be used daily as a moisturizer or a few times a week as a mask to help hydrate your skin while protecting it from future damage. (If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, you might love the blue light–blocking benefits.)
A simple moisturizer needs an upgrade to fight signs of aging once you hit your 50s. This formula from Kiehl’s works to firm and lift skin by gently exfoliating and improving skin elasticity. It’s specifically formulated for men, whose skin can be thicker and coarser.
Skin care in your 60s
To keep skin looking tip-top by your 60s, you may need more than products. Eggenberger recommends daily facial massage to help improve blood flow and boost collagen production. This jade roller is a glamorous (and relaxing) addition to any facial routine. Use it after your skin is cleaned and moisturized.
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