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As much as we’d all like to be able to turn back the hands of time, sadly it’s just not something we can do (if only there was a magical loophole that would let us!). And while we’re big fans of celebrating birthdays, there are quite a few changes that can happen to your skin as you age—but not all of them may be welcome (we’re looking at you, dark spots, sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles). Keep reading to learn more about how your skin changes as you age, as well as the anti-aging moisturizers you should add to your skin care routine to help combat various signs of aging.
As your skin matures, its ability to retain moisture decreases, which can lead to dryness, and this can result in signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles becoming more pronounced. What’s more, your skin’s ability to shed surface dead skin cells can slow down as you age, which can lead to a duller-looking complexion. So, what can you do? Well, it’s all about taking care of your skin—and using a moisturizer that’s designed to address your specific needs, whether that’s dryness, dullness, or fine lines and wrinkles.
When it comes to moisturizing, it’s important to pick one that’s right for your skin type and concerns. These days, your needs might be a whole lot different than they were in your teen years. Consider using one of the following anti-aging moisturizers, depending on your age.
In your 20s or 30s...try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro-Retinol & Centella Asiatica. Cica cream is an anti-aging moisturizer that gets its name from one of the ingredients it is formulated with, centella asiatica. But what is centella asiatica, you ask? It’s an herb, also known as tiger grass, from traditional Chinese medicine. Formulated for the face, our cica cream helps repair the skin barrier to resist visible signs of aging. Think of this cica cream as a shield for your skin, says Dr. Rocio Rivera, skin care expert and L’Oréal Paris director of scientific communications. “External factors (such as pollution and dirt) and internal factors (like stress and dehydration) all can age your skin,” says Rivera. “They can come in and break down the moisture barrier, like holes in the shield. RevitaLift Cicacream strengthens the skin barrier like a cocoon to protect the skin from external factors.”
In your 30s or 40s...try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Intensive Anti-Aging Day Cream Moisturizer. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and Pro-Retinol, this anti-aging moisturizer quickly absorbs and leaves skin feeling velvety soft. Immediately, skin is deeply hydrated, while skin texture looks smoother, skin feels firmer, and the appearance of wrinkles are reduced with continued use over time. Every morning and evening, smooth the moisturizer over your face, neck, and jawline until thoroughly absorbed. For best results, use in conjunction with other RevitaLift skin care products.
In your 50s or over...try the L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer. As skin matures, its ability to renew surface cells slows down and this can cause a buildup of dead cells on the surface. As a result, your natural pink tone can become hidden—and your complexion can start to look dull, losing its natural rosy tone, which is a signifier of youth. This intense daily moisturizing cream is enhanced with rosy pigments to help revive your skin’s rosy tone. It’s also formulated with imperial peony and LHA to help gently exfoliate dull skin. This moisturizer helps to hydrate skin immediately and make it appear renewed with continued use over time. Smooth it gently onto cleansed skin in a circular motion every morning.
Wondering what other ways, you can help care for aging skin? Check out our article, How to Help Restore Radiance to Mature, Dull Skin.