You get enough quality sleep, you hydrate like it’s your second job, you wear that colossal sun hat, and generally speaking—you treat your skin well. But if you’ve noticed lately that your skin has lost that natural pink undertone and looks a little lackluster you might have wondered: When should I start using brightening skincare products?
Here are all the crucial factors you need to know about your skin relating to brightening, the ideal age to start using illuminating skincare products, and what to expect from your skin across the decade.
What Causes Skin To Lose Its Natural Glow?
As skin matures, its ability to renew surface cells naturally slows down and skin slowly starts to lose collagen. This can cause a buildup of dead cells on the surface causing the natural pink tones to be hidden and your complexion can become dull-looking, losing its luminosity of youth.
Of course, there are plenty of other factors at play here too: your skincare habits, your environment, your daily level of tension, and what you’re doing to care for your skin outside of your medicine cabinet.
At What Age Does Skin Lose Its Shine
From as early your 20s skin can start to hit the dimmer switch on that youthful rosy glow. Most people start losing collagen in their mid-20s once their skin stops naturally exfoliating every two weeks. By your 30s you might start to see some sun damage and discoloration, the 40s may welcome fine lines and wrinkles, and the 50s and beyond are a time when skin can become dry and sensitive thanks to hormonal changes.
So, you can see that there is certainly a case for using some form of brightening skincare product from your mid-20s onwards.
How Does Brightening Skincare Help?
Nothing beats that “I got my eight hours” rested, healthy glow you get from taking good care of your skin. To us, no matter your age, a glowing and radiant complexion is what youthful-looking, bright skin is all about. But how can you revive those rosy pink tones, especially if you’re in your mid-20s and beyond (which is probably most of us!)? Here are some of the key ingredients we recommend looking out for in your brightening skincare regime that will support your skin to return some of that natural radiance:
- Hemp Seed Oil—ultra-moisturizing, it strengthens and balances skin while improving tone and texture.
- Vitamin A,E—treats and targets dullness and dryness with its regenerative and hydrating properties.
- Camu Camu—Vitamin C-rich, hydrating, protects skin and helps to even skin tone.
- Bakuchiol Seed Oil—this ingredient is capable of some serious damage control—Bakuchiol increases the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and will leave your skin with a rant-worthy radiance.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil—An oil similar to jojoba, it’s a beauty chauffeur—helping to lock in moisture and allow formulas to penetrate deep into the dermis.
We all want that well-rested, bright-eyed look and since skin can lose its natural glow at any age and in any season—it’s never too late—start creating your own plant-based plan to take care of your body’s largest organ. To us, brightening is not just about looking youthful (although we love that side effect!), it’s about feeding your skin the best nutrients possible, just like you would any other part of your body, that leave it feeling nourished and that serves your wider wellbeing.