Age-Appropriate Face Moisturizers

It’s your face. It greets you every morning in the mirror, reflects your every thought and mood and wears the telltale signs of what you ate, saw and experienced during the day.

It is what it is. Replete with Mom and Dad’s DNA, you’ve got what you have from them and there’s little you can do to change that. Well, yes…but also no. There’s actually more leeway here than you may think, and that translates into having more control over your appearance, at least where skincare is concerned. Because regardless of what type of skin you have, be it sensitive, oily or dry, there’s a face moisturizer for every category and, more often than not, it’s aligned with your age.

The 20s

Ahh, the freedom years, when you don’t think twice about staying up all night and working all day, eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner, throw back cosmos like a member of television’s original girl squad and still look stylish in sparkly makeup. No wonder the condition of your skin is all over the map. But it doesn’t have to be, as long as your face moisturizer is hydrating and contains sunscreen, preferably at a SPF 15 to protect your face from burning and aging under the sun’s harsh UVA/UVB rays. What you don’t want to read on the label, however, is that your face moisturizer contains oil. Sure, you’re beyond the breakout years, but your face’s oil glands are still active. So, for your ever-fluctuating skin, the best moisturizer is gel-based and specifically formulated and listed as a moisturizer for oily skin, like L’Oréal Paris Hydra Total 5 Ultra-Even Lotion with SPF 20 .

The 30s

There’s something so rewarding about this decade. You are on the career track, have determined a hairstyle and fashion sense that are separate from your friends’ and have potentially met “the one,” and your skin has settled into a comfortable, more predictable pattern. You’ve got multiple skincare products to choose from, so understanding your facial needs is paramount to selecting the right emollient. Aside from choosing a lotion or cream best suited for your combination, dry, oily or sensitive skin, you should also check the label to see if it lists anti-aging as a benefit and will keep unwanted wrinkles and fine lines at bay. Also worth noting: This decade can be prone to skin sensitivities, such as eczema, inflammation and rosacea, often a result of hormonal changes. Skincare products like L’Oréal Paris Skin Expertise Collagen Moisture Filler Daily Moisturizer provide the double-duty care you need to restore hydration and eliminate fine lines while calming, soothing and healing skin sensitivities.

The 40s

People refer to this decade as “the fabulous 40s” for a reason. You’ve got a little extra cash in your tote-style purse, there’s a swing in your step, the light you envision at the end of the tunnel shines brightly and you no longer second-guess your decisions, including the type of face moisturizer you use. During this decade, you want to focus on applying the best ant-aging products for the 40s, which means checking the product’s label to ensure that it’s not only an ideal moisturizer for dry skin but also addresses dull skin and collagen depletion, like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer . Rich in glow-inducing peony extract and exfoliating LHA, this moisturizer for dry skin leaves your face feeling soft and hydrated while looking smooth and plump and with a rosy hue.

The 50s+

With 50 being touted as the new 40, you’re looking as vital and energetic as you feel. Plus, your comfort level with who you are and where you are in life is flourishing. There’s definitely a lot to be thankful for when it comes to skincare, as it’s helping us age more beautifully. Sure, you’ve got more lines than when you were 20 years old and your skin has a different, somewhat crepey texture, but compared to how your mom and your mom’s mom aged, you’re looking pretty good, even when you periodically experience acne over 50. And it’s all because of the retinol and glycolic acid found in the brightening-based moisturizers for dry skin that are simultaneously overflowing with emollients, like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Cicacream . It’s not only an ideal face cream for dry skin, with it’s strengthening and replenishing formula; it also reduces the size and visibility of lines and wrinkles. And that is worth aging gracefully for.

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