Unless you have chronic skin problems, the majority of those in their 20s are experiencing the peak of their skin condition. Hormones have stabilized since adolescence, and skin is supple enough to glow from within naturally.
However, whether you suffer from adult acne or not, you should still pay attention to your morning and evening routine for caring for your skin.
Taking care of your skin at this stage will help you fight the signs of premature aging and other common problems faced by those in their 30s or 40s. Think of it as an investment—one that will definitely pay off in the long run!
Here are some skin care tips that you should try:
1). Make exfoliation part of your routine
Life in your 20s doesn’t just consist of going to school, the occasional party, and coming home. Work will be stressful, there will be a lot of assignments for you to complete, and you will soon find that you are constantly exposed to the elements outside.
A lot of dirt will accumulate, and the best way to do it get rid of pimples and blackheads is to exfoliate at least twice a week with a gentle material.
2). Invest in an eye cream
You will be grateful that you did! Your 20s is the best time to look for preventative products like eye cream. The skin under the eyes is thin and delicate, meaning it’s prone to fine lines and wrinkles, like crow’s feet, as you get older.
If you want to delay the appearance of those lines, using eye cream should be part of your skin care regimen rather than waiting for them to appear before you do anything about them.
There are also cases where you may stay up late with a million things you need to do and little time to complete them. There are eye creams that specifically target dark circles, so you can start treating them before they become more permanent.
3). Use sunscreen every day
You’ve probably seen the mention of sunscreen in many skincare articles — there must be a reason, right? If you absolutely must apply one product to your face every day, it should be sun protection. It is due to skin aging directly connected sun exposure and damage.
Some of your existing skincare products may already have SPF in them, which is fine. Make sure you also have a small bottle on the go in case you’re out all day and you need to reapply.
4). Switch to hypoallergenic products
If your skin is sensitive, hypoallergenic products will save you from unwanted redness and irritation. This little trick will put an end to all your skin care woes that seem to come out of nowhere but are actually caused by the sensitivity of your skin.
You want to extend this to things you wear or sleep in at night. For example, you can choose to use hypoallergenic pillows so that your face is not irritated from a night’s rest.
The harsh fibers in standard pillows can cause micro-abrasions on the face, and non-hypoallergenic variants can be made of irritants you weren’t aware of.
5). Keep your steps simple
Try not to overload your skin with too much product. Instead, focus on the basics: cleanse and moisturize twice a day (morning and night), protect your skin from the sun, and apply an exfoliating treatment and mask once or twice a week.
Finally, choose products with ingredients that suit your skin type.
Keep Taking Care of Your Skin
Skin care is an ongoing process, and you’ll find tons of products you’ll use and release over the years. Investing in a solid routine and great products today will save you tons of work later—and you’ll be glad you started early!