Cleansing is important for removing any skin care product or makeup that you’ve applied during the day, as well as natural skin oils, pollutants, and bacteria that’s accumulated. It also means your skin care products will be able to enter your skin and work more effectively!
As you age, your skin slows down replenishing itself. Dead skin cells aren’t replaced by fresh cells as quickly, which means your skin starts to look dull and uneven, and may even crack. Exfoliates are a great way to help get dead cells off your skin.
It’s best to avoid harsh exfoliants,with a rough feel or chemicals, because it makes your skin more susceptible to sagging. Instead, choose a washcloth or a soft sponge, like a Konjac sponge with activated charcoal, that can handle your skin’s needs.
With age also comes less sebum. While this means less chance of acne, it also means your skin will dry out more easily. One of the big reasons for fine lines is inadequate skin hydration, but luckily it’s easy to fix with a good moisturizer!
Apart from your face, the key areas that expose your age are your neck, chest, and hands. Make sure you don’t neglect those areas! Keep them covered in sunscreen, and no one will ever know your true age.