Adding a serum to your skincare routine can really make a difference in preventing premature aging. Lightweight and highly concentrated, serums have a low molecular weight that allows them to deposit essential nutrients, antioxidants and lightweight moisture where aging skins need it most. But how do you know when you need to start using a serum? And what kind to use? Read on…
20s: In your 20s, the name of your skincare game should be prevention! Collagen production and moisture retention are still going strong, but sun-worshipping and failing to take proper care of your skin at this vital age can mean big regrets later in life. While a serum is not essential to your skin health at this age, it can do wonders to prevent future damage. Look for a featherweight serum oil that wont clog pores like our Replenishing Nutrient Complex. It delivers essential antioxidants, vitamins and minerals while protecting against environmental damage. Weve added in arnica, which helps ease inflammation, and alfafa to deliver vitamins A, B, C,D and E to the skin
30s: Skin cell turnover begins to slow after your 30th birthday so you might begin to notice sudden dullness in your skin tone. While you may have a few years yet before you start noticing fine lines and creases, its important to start taking your skincare seriously by investing in a serum that boosts collagen production. The name of the game in your 30’s is: It’s never too late to start with a serum! Look for something a little more moisturizing than your 20s stand-by with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and Spanish lavender to hydrate, tighten, and infuse skin with antioxidants. Our Rejuvenating Serum is the ultimate skin food for collagen production, relaxing fine lines and boosting radiance; it works wonders for keeping the tell-tale signs of early aging at bay.
40s: Youre older, wiser, and still glowing! But you may notice the sudden onset of little brown spots caused by your early days of soaking up the sunshine. Oil production also slows in your 40s, so your skin might feel a bit dry or tight after washing. Plus, hormonal fluctuations can make your skin more sensitive. Stay away from harsh brightening products with hydroquinonea common brightening ingredient that diminishes dark spots but is also toxic and irritating to your skin. Instead, opt for a serum with natural brighteners like our Concentrated Brightening Serum. It gradually lightens sunspots, prevents new ones from forming, and supports skin resilience and elasticity.
50s and beyond: Your skincare mantra in your 50s and beyond should be all about moisture. As skin produces less oil, it becomes harder and harder to maintain a healthy lipid barrier and prevent skin dehydration. Moisture loss combined with slowed collagen production means you may begin to notice sagging and deep wrinkles. Look for a natural volumizing serum like our Elixir Vitae to plump skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Or if skin sagging in your biggest concern, try a hydrating serum like our Boosted Contouring Serum to visually lift and tighten skin. Regardless of your serum selection, be sure to follow up with a hydrating moisturizer to help support your lipid barrier and promote healthy moisture retention.
What it comes down to is this: when it comes to serums, the earlier you start, the better, because age-defying serums help reinforce the skin’s strength, elasticity and resilience. That said, it’s never too late to start with a treatment! The later your age, the more high-performance, high-potency your serum should be, ideally targeted to the results you’d like to see. Serums are best applied just after washing (or spritzing with a floral essence) when skin is still slightly damp. Follow with moisturizer and watch your skin transform!
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Author: Tata Harper Team
The team at Tata Harper Skincare is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.