The Best Skin Care Routine for Your Age
Still using that oil-free cleanser your mom gave you when you were 13? Then it's time to re-think how you treat your skin
Your ideal regimen:
Step 1: Use a gentle foaming cleanser that will remove makeup and excess oil, but won't dry out your skin.
Step 2: For day, use a light moisturizer that contains sunscreen, and provides UVA and UVB protection. Look for a product that contains either zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, avobenzone, or Mexoryl.
Step 3: If you get mild breakouts (not serious acne -- your dermatologist should recommend the ideal treatment for that) use a spot treatment containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. And whatever you do, don't pick -- it can lead to long-lasting scars.
Step 4: If you are one to stay up all hours drinking, smoking, etc. you might want to kick start your anti-aging program now by applying a serum at night that contains Vitamin C. It'll help fight the free radical damage your lifestyle is causing.
Step 5: At night, choose a basic light moisturizer if you need it. "You don't want to play too much or you'll over do it and your skin will get out of wack," says Lorencin.
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