When should I start to care about skin care?

When is the perfect time to start to be concerned about skin care?  This is a great question we hear all the time.  The most basic answer is that you should always be concerned about skin care, starting very young.  Moisture content and sun block are the most important aspects to skin care throughout our lives.

Children do not need to think much about skin care unless it’s about sun block.  Please apply sun block constantly and consistently to the children in your life – just a few sunburns before the age of 18 can lead to skin cancer.   An anti-bacterial cleanser is also recommended to keep the skin clear and healthy with pre-adolescents.

In your teen years you should start using a light moisturizer twice a day to keep the skin soft, protected and hydrated.  Often times skin that is dehydrated and dry can lead to breakouts and redness, nothing a teenager wants to deal with!  A skin care regimen mantra for a 20-something should be Cleanse & Protect!

Into our 20’s is when we should start adding regimen specific products and treatments.  Including an anti-aging product with anti-oxidants is a great way to maintain healthy skin and protect against free radicals that can cause damage we may see on the skin later on.  Exfoliation is another key way to improve our appearance by removing dead skin cells and deep cleansing the pores.  Use a makeup that is non-comedogenic, protects against UVA and UVB and hydrates the skin; Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup has been doing this for almost 70 years!Skincare Kits with Quote

At age 30 we should really have a great skin care routine that includes a gentle cleanser, moisturizer and an anti-aging product.  Using a moisturizer that has rich emollients with penetrating hydration is key, this absorbs deep into the skin allowing collagen and elastin to remain healthy.  Serum and condition specific treatments are also ideal to apply to give our skin essential nutrients to continue maintaining a healthy appearance and youthful glow!  Need to get started?  Check out these skin care kits.

By age 40 our skin begins to change and our regimen should change to keep up.  Start using a moisturizer with anti-aging properties in addition to natural emollients to maintain healthy skin and help reverse any signs of aging that may have started to creep up on you.  Exfoliation 2-3 times a week, toning after cleansing and age serums should all be a part of your routine as well!

Over age 50 the key to soft, wrinkle free skin is all in the moisturizers, the protection and your genetics.  Your regimen at this age should look something like this: Cleanser, Toner, Anti-Aging Serum, moisture treatment, anti-aging moisturizer and physical sun block protection.

Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care & Cosmetics has been leading the way in great skin care for almost 70 years – to get started on a skin care regimen at any age check out these skin care kits.  Still have questions?  Call our staff at 1-800-282-3223.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

If at any age you begin to have drastic skin changes, develop skin conditions (like Rosacea or Psoriasis), or feel that you need additional help you should consult an Esthetician or Dermatologist and follow their instructions.

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