Changing Faces for Changing Ages

by Elegance Makeup: Looks By Uhuru

A Deeper Look at Your Skin As You Age

Our skin changes constantly. What may have worked for your skin at 20 just won’t do in your 50s. However, there’s a lot you can do to slow the inevitable and minimize the effect of ageing.

~Elegance Makeup

YOUR 20s

SKIN DEEP: The skin begins to settle down after the hormonal ups & downs of the

teenage years. In the later 20s, you may begin to notice the gradual shift in

skin production, such as becoming more dry or even the very first signs of

fine lines forming.

COMPLEXION: Many things can cause such minor shifts, especially sun exposure. Sun

exposure rapidly ages skin faster than anything else because it breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin – which naturally gives our complexion a textural supple look. As a result, our skin doesn’t look quite as healthy as it used to be.

SKIN CARE SUGGESTIONS: Skin care may vary per skin type & needs

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Regular exercise
  • Utilize lightweight or oil-free cleansers & moisturizers with SPF 15
  • Overnight moisturizers

YOUR 30s

SKIN DEEP: The aging process doesn’t really begin until the 30s. You may notice more

fine line developing, due to collagen & elastin breakdowns, and darker

under eye puffiness or circles due to the thinning of the skin beneath the


COMPLEXION: Combination skin – the oilier developments along the T-zone (across the

forehead and down the nose and chin) and dry elsewhere – may be more

apparent in some women at this age as well. Some may experience broken

veins forming and by the late 30s, age spots and brown pigmentation marks

may also begin to appear.


  • Utilize gentle & slightly richer cleansers
  • Daily moisturizers with a minimum of SPF 15
  • Night creams
  • Eye cream or cream/gel

YOUR 40s

SKIN DEEP: During the age of menopause, women experience
more sensitive

skin, deeper lines around the mouth and eyes, wrinkles on the forehead and

circles under the eyes may grow into pouches. The skin begins to lose its

pliability and does not rebound as quickly as in previous years..

COMPLEXION: Changing products you use regularly can be beneficial because the skin

can get use to certain products and lose its healthy sheen and glow. Spring and Autumn are great times to do this.

SKIN CARE SUGGESTIONS: In addition to your daily regime, include products with

specific anti-aging.

  • Cleansing cream or pomade
  • Richer day moisturizer with SPF 15
  • Overnight moisturizers
  • Anti-ageing night cream
  • Anti-ageing eye cream or serum

YOUR 50s

SKIN DEEP: By now, the skin starts to acquire defined fine wrinkles, deepen in their fold

and the skin becomes thinner and more fragile. It is also less able to retain

moisture and produce collagen and elastin.

COMPLEXION: During the post-menopausal age, skin tones become more uneven,

increased aging spots, sagging skin is more apparent due to very low elastin

& collagen levels & its inability to bounce back as in previous years.

SKIN CARE SUGGESTIONS: Because the may be more sensitive, treat it with the TLC

& incorporate products with specific anti-aging benefits

that aren’t harsh or cause flare-ups.

  • Rich cleanser (in cream or pomade)
  • SPF moisturizer with additional anti-ageing benefits
  • Anti-ageing night cream
  • Anti-ageing eye cream

About the Author : For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Currently, this face and founder of Elegance Makeup has made it her mission to not only beautify others from the inside outside, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.

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