Saving Face

PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD WITH THESE SKIN-CARE TIPS

BY CORRINA MOSCA

Your face enables you to communicate your inner feelings, desires and personality to others—so why wouldn’t you take care of it? At the root of any proper skin-care routine is a moisturizer appropriate to your skin’s needs. As you age, these requirements change: the ebb and flow of estrogen levels can change your skin’s texture drastically. To help you navigate these adjustments, we’ve compiled a list of definite dos for healthy, happy skin—no matter your age.

IN YOUR 20s:

Let’s face it: right now, you probably don’t have much to complain about in the complexion department, save for the occasional break- out. As such, now is the time to nourish and protect your youthful glow. For best results, arm yourself with a vitamin-infused daily moisturizer with SPF—this way, you’ll give your skin the TLC it needs to stay smooth and damage-free.

TRY: Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Face Lotion SPF 15 with Pro-Vitamin B5

Also known as pantothenic acid, pro-vitamin B5 absorbs moisture from the air, helping to naturally soften and soothe the skin. (70ml, $14.99)

IN YOUR 40s:

Although you’ve likely outgrown your days of hormone-fuelled acne spots, decreasing levels of estrogen may leave your skin feeling less firm and very dry. If it wasn’t already, a thick, rich night cream is your new best friend: heavier moisturizers—especially those containing antioxidants—can help to safeguard your collagen levels and fend off wrinkles.

TRY: Aveeno’s Absolutely Ageless Night Cream

Made with Aveeno’s ACTIVE NATURALS® Blackberry Complex, this nourishing cream helps to increase the skin’s elasticity and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. (48ml, $24.99)

IN YOUR 60s:

It’s never too late to amp up your skin-care game. As post-menopausal dryness and loss of elasticity take their toll, it’s especially important to keep your skin properly quenched and nourished. What’s more, your skin no longer produces hyaluronic acid, so adding this nutrient back into the skin is a must.

TRY: Zorah Biocosmétiques’s NYXE High-Efficiency Cream Mask

Moroccan lava clay, sodium hyaluronate, and cocoa butter work together in this luxurious mask to plump and hydrate the skin. (100ml, $59.99)