How Old is Your Skin?

Did you know that our skin age differently from our age?

The phrase “You can never tell a book by its cover” popularized by Lester Fuller and Edwin Rolfe in the 1946 murder mystery Murder in the Glass Room speaks volume. You can never tell one’s age by just looking at their skin appearance because they might be in their late 40s while their skin actually looks younger than that. Now lets take a look at how our skin changes throughout the years and how we can nourish it during each stages of our life.

Teens to Early 20s

During your teen years, hormone levels begin to rise and the skin produces more sebum or natural oil. Our skin naturally produces this natural oil to compensate the “dryness” of the skin however excess sebum production may throws off the natural pH of healthy skin, causing an increase in p. acnes bacteria colonization resulting in acne breakouts.

Skincare Tips: Opt for skin care products which are able to combat acne and controls the oil production. For example, product with anti-bacterial ingredient Montaline C-40 which will be able to kill off and inhibit the growth of the acne-causing bacteria p. acnes.

Product Recommendation: The Clear Face range is suitable for those with oily & acne-prone skin. We would recommend to follow our Clear Face 4-Steps Routine for better result!

Mid to Late 20s

This stage is where your skin actually begins to show signs of ageing. You will probably notice a decrease in sebum secretion. Your skin seems less oily than before, in fact some may feel they are beginning to experience drier skin. There may be formation of very fine lines especially around the eyes.

Skincare Tips: You may want to pay more attention to your skin hydration level and choose products with good anti-ageing ingredients such as Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, Tiger Grass or Probiotics to help boost your collagen production.

Product Recommendation: Check out our Facial Cleanser for Oily & Combination Skin, Facial Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin, Moisturizing Cream 2% Vitamin E and Sebamed PRO! Prevention range.

30s to 40s

People say life begins at the age of 40 but not your skin. At this age, your collagen production begins to slowly decrease. Some may notice early signs of wrinkle and fine lines & pigmentations – oh no!

Skincare Tips: As you notice that your skin is starting to be dry due to hormone fluctuations and also reduced collagen production, you may want to look for products which will help improve your overall skin complexion. It is advisable to use a moisturizing and nourishing skin cleansing and care products with hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol and Olive Oil to help with your skin moisture balance.

Product Recommendation: Check out our Facial Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin, Moisturizing Cream 2% Vitamin E, Anti-Dry Day Defense Cream, Anti-Dry Night Intensive Cream and Sebamed PRO! Vitalization range.


A mature skin is more prone to dryness and your skin is now has become thinner, less plump compared to when you were in your 30s-40s. Also, due to hormonal changes during your menopausal years, you will notice more pronounced wrinkles, fine lines and also more significant ageing signs like dark spots, sagging skin and your skin’s texture feels thinner and drier.

Skincare Tips: As your skin becomes drier and without an intact functioning acid mantle, your skin is more susceptible to environmental influences. It is highly recommended for you to cleanse your face with a moisturizing mildly-acidic cleanser twice daily. You may want to incorporate a serum & moisturizer into your skin care routine containing powerful anti-oxidants like Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and probiotic ingredient which will intensively moisturizes your skin and reduce pronounced wrinkles and makes the skin appear smoother.

Product Recommendation: Check out our Facial Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin, Anti-Dry Derma Soft Wash Emulsion, Anti-Dry Day Defense Cream, Anti-Dry Night Intensive Cream and Sebamed Pro! Regeneration range.

While you care for your body’s health, do not neglect your skin’s health as well. Check out our newly launched facial skin care line Sebamed PRO! that caters to all different skin ages.

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