How to look years younger and get glowing skin in your 40s, 50s and 60s with 'must have' ingredient

How to look years younger and get glowing skin in your 40s, 50s and 60s with 'must have' ingredient

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Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 29/03/2024

- 14:54

Updated: 04/04/2024

- 11:34

Experts have shared the best ways to look after your skin and get a healthy glow at every age

The appearance of the skin naturally changes over the years but skin care can be one of the best ways to slow down the signs of ageing.

Speaking exclusively to GB News, an expert shared how to look after your skin at any decade.

How you should look after your skin in your 50s is different from the routine you followed in your 20s, GP and advisor to leading Japanese skin care brand Hada Labo Toyko Dr Nisa Aslam said.

However, there are some key ways to protect your appearance at any age.

Woman doing skin care

Experts shared advice on how to look younger


Dr Aslam told GB News: "Skin suffers throughout life unless you look after it with a good consistent skin care routine. According to research from Hada Labo Tokyo, 30 per cent of women have noticed their skin change with the years.

"The basic principles of skin care through the decades are the same – [you should] cleanse, hydrate and moisturise, making sure your hydrator and moisturiser products contain hyaluronic acid.

"It’s important to start as soon as you can to prevent skin ageing which will soon gather apace unless you take action. A hydrator, cleanser and moisturiser to suit your skin type will be helpful.

"Make sure your hydrator contains hyaluronic acid to ensure your skin not only looks good but protects against ageing. Hyaluronic acid is a must to retain youthful skin. A sunscreen with SPF 50 is also important.”

Skin care tips such as wearing an SPF can help the skin look younger and lower the risk of sunburn and other skin-related conditions. Dr Aslam shared what else you should do depending on your age.

In your 20s

The expert said: "Start a good consistent skin care when you are young. Dry skin, lines and wrinkles can appear when you are in your 20s.

"The Hada Labo Tokyo research found that 37 per cent of 18– to 24-year-olds have noticed fine lines. In particular, keep your skin hydrated with a product containing multiple types of hyaluronic acid which help to hydrate and plump the skin from the inside out."

In your 30s

Dr Aslam continued: "The 30s are a time to start adding anti-ageing ingredients like retinol to your skin care routine.

"Use proper cleanser rather than harsh wipes. Stick to a good moisturiser and sunscreen as in your 20s.

"A hyaluronic acid hydrator is useful to support collagen production, maintain skin elasticity and support the epidermal (surface) layer of the skin."


Woman skin care

Skin care changes at every age


In your 40s and 50s

The expert added: "In the menopausal years (40s and 50s) the drop in oestrogen will cause dryness and play serious havoc with your skin.

"Show your skin plenty of love by using effective hydrating products containing five or more types of hyaluronic acid in one product."

In your 50s and 60s

Dr Aslam continued: "In your 50s and 60s keep your skin well hydrated and moisturised to avoid dry, tight flaky skin. Be sure to care for the skin around your eyes."

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