Skin Care tips for your 20s. Although it’s tough to think about getting older, your 20’s are when you need to start creating good habits and preparing your skin for that inevitable time in your life (when you get older). The good news is that if you start now, it will absolutely benefit you as you age and you’ll be the envy of all your friends who didn’t start protecting their skin. Look, you are going to get older anyway, so you might as well do it as gracefully and beautifully as possible.
SKIN CARE TIPS FOR YOUR 20s
Make sunscreen a habit. It’s so common to hear people say “oh there’s sunscreen in my face cream and that’s enough.” The truth is it’s not. The fact is you aren’t applying enough of the cream for it to provide effective sun protection. It’s important to choose a dedicated sunscreen and get to love it. There are so many wonderful, light formulations on the market that you should have no problem finding your perfect one. Also, it needs to be at least 30 SPF. Please remember to apply sunscreen to your hands, neck and decolletage as they are often overlooked and I promise they will show your age even if your face does not.
Find a dermatologist. I believe that every woman, no matter her age, should occasionally see a dermatologist. While you probably won’t need any extravagant or expensive treatments in your 20’s, a good dermatologist can help to create a plan to lock in a good anti-ageing routine. There moments in your life when you might choose to use an ingredient like Retinol or Vitamin C or Vitamin E for example.
Reach for the berries. We all know that true beauty really starts on the inside. Eating foods packed with antioxidants will go a long way to helping your skin glow. Besides, if you start the good habits early then you’ll be less likely to reach for processed foods later in life.
Start sweating. Between balancing school, work, family and friends, it’s easy to let your health slide. This is the time in your life, however, where you need to be thinking about yourself. Working out on a regular basis is a must. Not only will it help you build strong bones, but it’s good for your mind as well, especially when you are on day 7 of exam preparation.
Of course, your 20’s are a time to live life to the fullest and all nighters and wild nights are often a part of that. When you wake up, you see a bright face staring back at you in the mirror and the trick is to do everything you can to make it last a lifetime. So everyday, make a point of doing something good for yourself and you’ll see your skin will thank you.
What are some of your skin care tips for those in their 20’s?
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