When you’re in your 20s, you have some advantages that you don’t realize (and may take for granted) until you’re past it. One of those things is your skin. At this age the body naturally produces an ample amount of collagen and can recover from acne faster. Determining your skin type and what helps it thrive is also optimal to do in your 20’s while skin is young and more responsive. To keep and maintain that youthful glow, here are some skincare routines that are important to consider developing in your 20s:
Avoid soap bars and find a good cleanser that works with your skin type, whether it’s oily or dry. If you have oily skin, products with charcoal can help draw out the impurities to the surface and prevent acne. It is also gentle enough that you can use daily. Dry skin would require a cleanser that would nourish your skin rather than stripping away the oils from the surface. If you have acne, it helps to use something with Salicylic acid to combat blemishes, as well as, minimizing inflammation and redness.
Dabble with Microscrub
Microdermabrasion scrub means the scrub particles are really fine so it breaks down the dead skin that’s sitting on top of the new and healthy ones. You can use these scrubs two to three times a week, depending on the sensitivity of your skin. The idea is to get to know some gentle “renewal” products, but don’t go for anything too abrasive. You can find out more here on how to take a holistic approach to aesthetics and overall wellness. Anti-aging might not yet be a concern for you at this point, but it’s important to keep your skin healthy and shed off dead skins and free radicals from the surface.
Just like cleansers, you should also look for moisturizers that are well-suited for your skin. If you have a dry type, choose something with hyaluronic acid, it will help replenish the skin. Dull skin and wrinkles are primarily caused by dry skin so you must regularly apply moisturizer. You can try a gel-type moisturizer because it absorbs quickly. It’s important to moisturize at night because it’s the time where your skin soaks everything up. The bottom line is, keeping your skin hydrated will prevent a lot of problems like acne, dryness, and peeling.
Acids or Serum
You may want to start to look into AHA, BHA peels, or acids. Apply it slowly to build up tolerance towards it because they’re good at removing dead skin cells. Pimples are sometimes caused by impurities and irritants that your skin will fight off.
Throughout your twenties, there’s a chance that you will lose a lot of your subcutaneous fats and collagen production. This means that your soft and dewy skin at 21 may not be the same 8 years later. The key is to work preventively against premature aging. Our eyes are one of the most tell-tale signs of how stressed or tired we are because of the dark circles and puffiness underneath. Introducing eye cream to your routine won’t be a bad idea as it prevents signs of aging and provides brightness and radiance instantly.
This is the one thing that dermatologists agree on and constantly remind us of – use sunscreen. No matter what age you are, you will need sunscreen. Slather it on and it will protect your skin from harmful UV rays which will cause premature aging and possibly even cancer. A person who has sustained significant sun damage would have fine lines, dark spots, and pigmentations, all of which can be prevented with sunscreen. It is recommended to use SPF 35-50 for your face and your body, and it could even benefit from something higher than 50 if recommended by a doctor.
By following these tips you’ll be able to enjoy that youthful glow way beyond your twenties. Our skin covers and protects our bodies from external harm so it’s always to your advantage to keep it nourished and strong.