By Samantha Levy, SELF magazine
So, yeah, I got one year older last month. But does that mean I don't feel super young at heart--despite that my number in years continues to creep up? No! In fact, my emotional age is only 26.9 (find out what yours is here!). That said, I still need to take fantastic care of my very sensitive, please-remain-supple-forever-skin. So I returned to Catherine Raubiet, National Training Director for Lierac Paris in the US, to ask her how I can stay wrinkle-free for life. She weighed in on the best tools for keeping skin gorgeous and glowing in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond!
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Q: What would you recommend to ladies that are in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s? When do you start using anti-wrinkle creams and do you need to begin super early as a preventative measure?
Catherine: Prevention is the best way to keep skin smooth and ageless.
In your 20s...I recommend using products with vitamins A, C, and E for antioxidant defense, sunscreen and an eye cream that treats your individual concern (puffiness, dark circles).
In your 30s...it's all about keeping skin smooth and treating the first signs of wrinkles. Use products proven to be effective in treating and preventing them and incorporate a serum into your regimen. I love Lierac's Deridium Serum which has a high concentration of botanicals to firm and tone skin.
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In your 40s...the goal is to smooth skin and increase collagen production to firm and lift. Incorporate an anti-aging firming neck cream to ensure your neck appears youthful. Frequently people forget the importance of using a neck cream until the damage is done.
In your 50s...treat skin with products formulated to prevent hormonal skin aging which includes skin sagging, brown spots and dehydration.
Here's to hoping even more antiaging breakthroughs are on the horizon. Until then, I'll be testing out SELF's 4-week, no-fail skin perfecting plan--with high hopes!
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