"The less makeup, the better," says Paul Slavin, Managing Director at Estée Lauder who was once Vice-President and General Manager of Clinique Asia-Pacific. "Taking care of your skin provides you with the basics—going for a natural look means having great-looking skin." And to help your skin be prepared for the years ahead, he walked us through some skincare essentials for your 20s up to your 50s. Check them out below:
Focus on basic skincare—cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. Always layer up with sunscreen!
CLINIQUE Facial Bar Soap, P1200; Clarifying Lotion, P1600; Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, P1900; City Block Moisture Super City Block SPF40, P1650, Rustan's
Layer your regular skincare and sunscreen with a wrinkle-smoothing serum to keep fine lines and other aging issues at bay.
CLINIQUE Repairwear Laser Focus, P4500, SM Megamall
Add a potent brightening product to your base regimen to ward off dark spots and pigmentation.
CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, P3500, Beauty Bar
Add a sculpting night cream to combat lines and sagging. As you age, adding products to your regimen is always better than substituting one for the other.
CLINIQUE Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream, P4650, SM Makati
*This article originally appeared in Preview Magazine's May 2011 issue.