Look Younger at Every Age with These Timeless Skincare Tips

Skincare at every age is important if you’re trying to carry your youthful glow well into your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. What worked in your 20s won’t exactly help you in your 30s. For lifelong radiance, it’s important to tailor a daily skincare regimen to what your skin needs each year.

That’s where Brea O’Donnell comes in. She’s a talent specialist and licensed aesthetician with PRIV, a new app that’s considered a GlamSquad on steroids. Aside from just hair and nails, you can order spray tans, facials, massages, personal trainers and more straight to your home. And they’re expanding—the app just hit Miami and Chicago in July and August, respectively.

O’Donnell's clients always ask how they can get back their youthful skin, and her biggest piece of advice is paying attention to your specific needs at every age. Here are O’Donnell's tips for what to do, and what products to use, to stay youthful no matter what stage your skin is in.


By starting early with a good skincare and facial routine, specifically in your early- to mid-20s, you have the ability to significantly slow down the aging process.

This may sound repetitive, but it’s said over and over for good reason: wear sunscreen! UV exposure is the leading cause of aging, and unfortunately most of the damage is done at an early age. By incorporating sunscreen into your daily regimen, you are significantly slowing down the aging process. Think of it less like a sunscreen and more like a moisturizer or BB cream. By using one that smells less like the beach and more like a foundation or cream, you’ll be much more likely to use it on a daily basis.

Don’t forget to apply SPF to your hands and décolletage as well; the skin in these places is very thin and more susceptible to wrinkles. Prevention is everything—you’ll thank yourself later.

Glossier Invisible Shield - No greasiness. No white finish. No effect on makeup. No excuse not to wear sunscreen every single day. 

HydroPeptide Solar Defense Tinted SPF 30 - This creamy sunscreen adjusts to your skin tone as you blend it in. The finish is rather luminous, giving your complexion a healthy radiant glow. Ingredients like aloe, green tea, acai and hyaluronic acid round this product out to be equal parts sun protection and skincare. 

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask - Fake it ‘til you make it! This revolutionary facial sheet mask is infused with a hydrating tanning serum to nourish skin, while providing a radiant, dewy glow. It’s the best of both worlds.

Paige Rosenthal

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