Your Age
and
Your Skin

Along with tailoring your grooming routine to your specific skin type, one of the biggest factors in achieving great skin is changing your routine and products based on your age.

Our skin alters dramatically between twenty and fifty – both internally and externally – and the way we take care of it needs to adapt accordingly.

To help give you some guidance on evolving your skincare routine as you get older, here are some handy tips broken down into different age brackets.

TEENS & EARLY TWENTIES

Before you even contemplate anti-ageing serums and night creams set the foundation with face wash, scrub and moisturiser. Build from there.

While you’re studying, traveling, partying, leaving home and shaping your career, developing a grooming routine is probably an afterthought. But it’s in your teens and early twenties that you can lay the foundation of great skincare. Your work will be a lot easier by the time you hit forty.a way of life. Whether you opt for a spray or a lotion is entirely your preference.

REMOVE DEAD CELLS AND OIL BUILDUP AT LEAST 2-3 TIMES A WEEK WITH AN EXFOLIATIONG FACE SCRUB. CLINIQUE FOR MEN FACE SCRUB
(100ML R400)

CLEAR AWAY SURFACE OIL AND GRIME THAT CAN LEAD TO BREAKOUTS AND BLACKHEADS. LAB SERIES OIL CONTROL CLEARING SOLUTION
(100ML R395)

START COMBATING WRINKLES AND FINE LINES NOW. YOU’LL THANK YOURSELF LATER. KIEHL’S FACIAL FUEL TRANSFORMER OS
(75ML R580)

INTEGRAL TO GREAT SKIN IS PROPER DAILY CLEANSING, AT LEAST ONCE IF NOT TWICE A DAY. CLARINS MEN 2IN1 EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
(125ML R340)

IF YOU’RE PRESSED FOR MORNING MIRROR TIME USE A COMBINATION PRODUCT. LAB SERIES DAILY RESCUE DEFENSE LOTION SPF35
(50ML R515)

IN OUR SUNNY CLIME WE TEND TO SQUINT A LOT – NO MATTER OUR AGE. NO HARM IN ADDING EYE CARE TO YOUR REGIMEN. KIEHL’S FACIAL FUEL EYE ALERT
(15ML R270)

LATE TWENTIES & THIRTIES

It’s all about prevention. In your twenties and thirties it’s much easier to slow down ageing than it is to rectify the damage at forty.

In terms of skin health your thirties are probably the most crucial time. It’s the time when generally our lifestyles are at their most demanding, the excesses of our teens are beginning to show, and we’re starting to see forty as reality rather than a far off dream.

REDUCE THE RISK OF CLOGGED PORES AND DEAD CELL BUILDUP WITH REGULAR EXFOLIATION. LAB SERIES INVIGORATING FACE SCRUB
(100ML R450)

START PREVENTING FINE LINES AND DARK CIRCLES WITH A COMPREHENSIVE AND EFFECTIVE EYE TREATMENT. CLARINS MEN LINE CONTROL EYE BALM
(20ML R455)

BOOST THE EFFICACY OF YOUR MOISTURISER BY ADDING A SERUM TO YOUR GROOMING REGIMEN. KIEHL’S AGE DEFENDER POWER SERUM
(75ML R730)

INCREASE HYDRATION AND REDUCE THE DEPTH OF WRINKLES WITH AN ANTI-AGEING EYE CREAM. ELEMIS TIME DEFENSE EYE REVIVER
(15ML R840, EXCLUSIVE TO EDGARS)

IT’S IMPORTANT TO DEFEND AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS AND BOOST COLLAGEN PRODUCTION. LAB SERIES FUTURE RESCUE EYE SERUM
(15ML R500)

DAILY UVA/UVB PROTECTION IS ESSENTIAL NO MATTER YOUR AGE. OPT FOR A COMBO MOISTURISER WITH SPF. CLINIQUE FOR MEN SPF21 MOISTURISER
(100ML R560)

DAILY CLEANSING IS TANTAMOUNT TO GREAT SKIN. USE A CLEANSER THAT REMOVES IMPURITIES BUT DOES NOT DRY OUT THE SKIN. PLACECOL CLEAN START FACE WASH
(150ML R295)

IN YOUR FORTIES

It’s all about repair from now on. Fighting back against the signs of ageing requires a good routine and more importantly, the right products.

Once you hit forty the onslaught of ageing seems to appear out of nowhere. One day you’re all baby faced and the next day you wake up and you’ve morphed into your father. How much attention your skin needs post-forty depends on how much you have cared for your skin up until that point.

BOOST WITH VITAMIN C, A POWERFUL ANTI OXIDANT IT ALSO BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION. KIEHL’S POWERFUL STRENGTH LINE REDUCING CONCENTRATE 12,5% VIT C
(50ML R950)

REBUFF THE AGEING EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS WITH A DAILY CLEANSER THAT DOESN’T STRIP SKIN OF MOISTURE. TOM FORD PURIFYING FACE CLEANSER
(150ML R890)

OVER TIME THE EYE AREA APPEARS TO VIRTUALLY DEFY GRAVITY. TARGET WITH A SPECIFICALLY FORMULATED EYE TREATMENT. LAB SERIES MAX LS POWER V INSTANT EYE LIFT
(15ML R565)

HYDRATION IS KEY – MAKE SURE YOUR MOISTURISER IS RICH IN HYDRATING PROPERTIES. ELEMIS TIME DEFENSE WRINKLE DELAY
(15ML R115, EXCLUSIVE TO EDGARS)

MAXIMISE ON MOISTURE WITH A HYDRATOR THAT INSTANTLY REVIVES AND REFRESHES DEHYDRATED SKIN. CLINIQUE FOR MEN HYDRATOR ACTIVATED WATER-GEL CONCENTRATE
(50ML R610)

INCREASE THE RATE OF SURFACE CELL TURNOVER ON A MOLECULAR LEVEL WITH A HI-TECH SERUM. LAB SERIES MAX LS POWER V LIFTING SERUM
(30ML R725)

A WEEKLY CLAY MASK TREATMENT IS INTEGRAL – IT CLEARS AWAY DEAD SKIN CELLS ALLOWING BETTER ABSORPTION OF TOPICAL MOISTURISER. TOM FORD PURIFYING MUD MASK
(100ML R1250)

FIFTY PLUS

It’s all about maintenance from now on. If you haven’t already, upgrade your basic skincare products to ones that pack more of a punch.

The condition of your skin today is a reflection of how you cared for it in the past. But chin up (both of them!) on the bright side you’ve earned the right to indulge your skin. Go on, splash out. You and your character lines deserve it.

MANY MEN STILL SUFFER FROM AN OILY SKIN WELL INTO THEIR FIFTIES. COMBAT WITH AN OIL-FREE FORMULA THAT IS STILL RICH IN HYDRATING AGENTS. TOM FORD OIL-FREE DAILY MOISTURISER
(50ML R1690)

AGE IMPACTS THE RATE IN WHICH YOUR SKIN CAN NATURALLY COMBAT THE IMPACT OF POLLUTION. DETOX WITH A PEEL-OFF MASK. ELIZABETH ARDEN PREVAGE CITY SMART DOUBLE ACTION DETOX PEEL OFF MASK
(75ML R865)

INDULGE YOUR SKIN WITH A RICH AND SENSORIAL MOISTURISER TECHNICALLY DEVELOPED TO LIFT AND FIRM. LA PRAIRIE SIN CAVIAR LUXE CREAM, REMASTERED WITH CAVIAR PREMIER EXTRACT
(50ML R6 800)

MAINTAINING A COMPREHENSIVE EYE TREATMENT REGIMEN IS ESSENTIAL TO PREVENTING FURTHER AGEING OF THE EYE AREA. CLINIQUE SMART CUSTOM REPAIR EYE TREATMENT
(15ML R655)

EXFOLIATE OVERNIGHT WITH A GENTLE EXFOLIATING PEEL – YOUR SKIN WILL LOOK BRIGHTER AND HEALTHIER. KIEHL’S NIGHTLY REFINING MICRO-PEEL CONCENTRATE
(30ML R800)

USE AN EXFOLIATING FACE SCRUB TO REMOVE DEAD SKIN CELLS AND UNCLOG PORES FOR CLEAN AND POLISHED LOOKING SKIN. TOM FORD EXFOLIATING ENERGY SCRUB
(100ML R925)

BOOST YOUR SKIN’S MOISTURE INTAKE AND PROTECT AGAINST AGE SPOTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS WITH A SERUM. ELIZABETH ARDEN PREVAGE ANTI-AGEING DAILY SERUM
(50ML R1 825)

CONTRIBUTORS

Editor | Neil Doveton
Art Director | Peter Georgiades
Photographer | Ian Engelbrecht | One League
Assist stylist | Corey Boyana

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