44 now. I pirate the teenager's Retin-a and in the daytime wear a basic mostly physical SPF 15 plus foundation to keep the sun off my face.
So far, so good. And I am *not* starting off with good skin genes. My mom is part native american, but her skin sort of collapsed early, with the deep lines, and she did get the skin cancer, and I had acne, rosacea, just about everything possible it seems sometimes. I feared I'd go straight from pimples to wrinkles but no. And I am skinny, sometimes I think that the more padded ladies tend to have better skin as they age.
So my vote is for something exfoliating (like the retin-a) moisture at night, and something simple in the day, but with a physical block to keep too much sun from hitting the skin. Hat or parasol would work the same but I use makeup usually.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)
Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)