The Australian climate is punishing for your precious skin - whether you are 16 or 60. Whilst most of us are happy to 'slip, slop and slap', there are a number of perfect products out there that make the 'slap' much more pleasurable! Here at bellabox, we are keen to give you face time about the best age-appropriate sun-barriers and soothers available to our ageless bella beauties; as well as smart moves to avoid the sands of time leaving their mark too soon.
It doesn't matter if you are still in your early twenties; there is never a bad time to be aware of good preventative moves when it comes to your skin's health and appearance. This is the time to lay the foundation of a good older face. Essential? Keeping your skin sun-safe. We all need Vitamin D - but that doesn't mean lying in the sun like a roasting chicken for hours on end! IF YOU WANT TO BAKE - GO FAKE! Also start your good habits early - an easy, fast and regular routine is going to set your skin up for life. This means lots of water, regular sleep (oh yawn, say the gorgeous 20s girls out there - but it does pay off) and using good products on your skin every day. So get into the rhythm; cleanse, tone, moisturise - and do it twice daily. And remember - make-up belongs on your face - not on your pillow! Get used to removing your products at night - nobody likes a sad clown in the mornings...
Great grabs for your terrific twenties? We at bellabox go bananas for FAB Ultra Repair Cream and ONE Skin System Daily Hydrate. A classic choice? Try Clinique's time-honoured '3 Step Program' - it works and it is wallet-friendly!
Your thrilling thirties are the prime time for starting to use more sophisticated products - and also for ensuring your skin is screened really effectively from the sun. Sun damage is not only potentially deadly, it is irreversible - well, that is unless you want to really on cosmetic surgery, which, while a great idea in theory, can result in Bride of Frankenstein rather than Gisele Bündchen! So - SPF yourself and stay supple-skinned and sun-safe! In terms of anti-ageing, it is never too early to experiment - and find the best choice for your face and décolletage in particular. Keep your peepers as the window to your soul with wonderful eye creams and serums. Also - stay stylish in fabulous hats - panamas, trilbies and stetsons all look wonderful - and get UVA/UVB blocking sunnies on your baby blues!
After something purely simple? Go with Philosophy's 'Hope' range - Eye Hope, Hope In a Jar and Hope in a Bottle. For sun-sensitive skin, go green - and worship safely at the sun altar with Soléo Organic All-Natural Sunscreen - and love your lips with Pangea Organics Lip Balm.
Life Begins at 40
OK, so a little bit more care and consideration needs to be taken in your forties - but people who have set up their skin in their twenties will find that this is the decade where good prep takes precedence! Concealer and primer are your best buds at this age - along with super serums to protect and conserve wonderful skin. Dark eye circles do happen - often because the skin is starting to thin - and not due to burning the candle at both ends. Your 40s are about conserving your natural beauty - and making a firm path into your fifties and beyond.
Pamper yourself at work with a little piece of handbag-sized heaven - KOSMEA hydrating rosewater mist - and for the under-eye eeeews? Savoir Faire 3-in-1 Crème Concealer is a miracle in miniature.
The Speed Limit is No Longer 50
Supposedly past the prime of life? Not likely - the face-smoothing stunners available now are going to make you stand out in the crowd - and not in a scary way! Ballet-based exercise is great at this age - along with lots of calcium-chocked cheese and leafy greens, to maintain bone density and B12 bounce. Anti-ageing is made easy with erborian bb crème - it is ultra-delicious for older skin. And have a naturally nice time with sparoma natural balm in Rose & Natural Honey which makes dry skin no longer desert-like.
Embrace the best time of your life - when you are secure in who you are - and let it reflect in your choice of plant-based products for organically great skin.
The Big Picture? Look after your skin - and look younger than your years!
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