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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Skincare for 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

Keep your skin healthy and glowing through every stage of your life with the best skincare products and right skincare routine for you

No matter your age, from teen to beyond 50, happy and healthy skin is so important, and we’re here to help you put your best face forward! As you age, the skincare products you need will change. Make sure you’re adjusting your skincare routine as you age to get the most out of your products. <b...

No matter your age, from teen to beyond 50, happy and healthy skin is so important, and we’re here to help you put your best face forward! As you age, the skincare products you need will change. Make sure you’re adjusting your skincare routine as you age to get the most out of your products.

Skincare for Teens: In your teens, it’s important to remember NOT to over do it with products you might not need yet. Keep your skin clean and hydrated with moisturisers specially formulated for teenagers and gentle face wash. Make sure you choose gentle teenage acne treatments that won’t strip your skin and cause more problems down the road.

Cleanse twice a day, and follow with a superlight moisturiser once a day. If your skin is dry, opt for a cream cleanser and ultra-mild acne treatment. If it’s oily or blemish-prone, look for a cleanser that targets breakouts and acne prevention.

Skincare for 20s: Pick products aimed at prevention, like using sunscreen every day and hydrating consistently. Taking care of your skin now means fewer health risks and skin concerns in the future. If you struggle with adult acne, fight breakouts with gentle treatments ideal for your skin type.

A healthy skincare routine for 20s should include cleansing twice every day, moisturising morning and night, and using products with SPF sun protection. Don’t forget your eyes! The best eye cream for your 20s should also include broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.

Skincare for 30s: By your 30s, moisturisers take on a whole new level of importance. The best night cream for 30s will be a bit heavier and include potent antioxidants to help combat free radicals, which can contribute to premature fine lines, pigmentation, and wrinkles. Some of the best anti-aging skincare products for 30s will include retinol to replenish and renew—but only use a few times a week, not every day!

For the best skincare routine for 30s, add a heavier night cream (maybe with a serum for extra hydration), a toner to help firm and maintain elasticity, and an anti-aging eye cream. Make sure you’re exfoliating regularly, too, as your skin will benefit from buffing away extra dryness.

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For the best skincare routine for 30s, add a heavier night cream (maybe with a serum for extra hydration), a toner to help firm and maintain elasticity, and an anti-aging eye cream. Make sure you’re exfoliating regularly, too, as your skin will benefit from buffing away extra dryness.

Skincare for 40s: By your 40s, it’s time to go on the defensive with aging since this is when your skin really starts to show things like pigmentation, dryness, wrinkles, and discoloration—especially around the eyes. This is the time to start paying closer attention to the anti-aging benefits of eye creams and serums. For the best anti-aging eye cream and treatment serum for 40s, look for products that have time-released ingredients to give your skin a healthy, hydrating boost around the clock.

When shifting your skincare routine to include the best anti-aging cream and night cream for 40s, look for ingredients that target specific concerns. For example, chamomile, aloe, and marula oils can help soothe, rehydrate, and seal in moisture. Remove harsh products that will strip vital moisture from your skin, like acne treatments or chemical exfoliators.

Skincare for 50+: Hopefully all that sun care you used in your 20s will pay off by your 50s, but regardless by this stage you’re going to want to start using targeted treatments and add a facial oil to your product lineup. This will help your skin maintain healthy moisture levels at an age when dryness begins to hit its peak.

For the best skincare routine in your 50s and beyond, use facial oils packed with ingredients catered to your skin’s needs (like dryness, pigmentation, redness, etc.) along with a heavier, antioxidant-rich moisturiser every night. This will help your skin replenish lost moisture and seal it in for longer.

It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin! With good habits and tried-and-true products, you can reveal your most radiant complexion yet. At Sephora, we have skincare treatments and routine essentials for every age.

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