Skincare for your 20's and beyond.
We wanted to take some time to look at how our skincare needs change as we age, so we have put together four blogs addressing our aging skin concerns and needs.
We are kicking off this series with skincare for your Twenties.
Your 20’s are all about protection, whilst your skin feels like you can use and abuse it you really need to protect and hydrate it at this point.
A key fact for your 20’s, is, that what you do for your skin in your 20’s shows up in your 30’s, 40’s, and beyond.
Cleansing is key, if you only buy one product make it a good cleanser. Choose a cleanser that is gentle and effective whilst also helping to restore your natural skin barrier.
Antioxidant Serum, these are serums packed full of antioxidant benefits in hyper-concentrated form which help to support and protect your skin in your 20’s. These are not essential but if your budget will stretch then it is never too early to introduce one of the following, vitamin C, ferulic acid, resveratrol, phloretin or niacinamide. It is also worth noting that generally you need to stick with a serum for around 4-6 weeks to see the true benefit.
Moisturiser, along with cleansing a good moisturiser is a must, aim for a lightweight, hydrating formula. It’s useful to bear in mind even acne prone skin needs moisture, you could be forgiven in thinking the opposite, but a lack of moisture can actually cause your skin to over-produce sebum to compensate leading to acne.
Sunscreen, everybody needs sunscreen, you may not worry too much about sun damage at this age, but sun damage will show up in later life via fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Aim for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ and use daily.
Ideally you want to layer your skincare products in a system of lightest first, so serum first and then build up, this way the thinnest liquid formula will penetrate first.
If you are looking for Skincare Treatments in your 20’s choose treatments that support and enhance your skin and make your skin feel great such as facials.
It is worth noting here, keep it simple. Too many steps or too many products in your skincare routine make it really hard to keep up with and you will find it hard to stay consistent, enjoy your skincare routine!