At the age of 20, many women can stay up all night binge watching their favorite Netflix series, spend time basking in the sun and gorge on junk food because their metabolism is active enough to do so. Even though your 20s is still a bit young, you must take into consideration what bad habits can do for your skin.
While your skin already has the ability to heal itself at this age, factors like stress, diet and your menstruation cycle can contribute to breakouts and acne. As you reach the end of your 20s, the once firm and toned skin will start to show all the bad lifestyle choices you’ve made.
Start while you’re young — now is the time to foster good skin habits with the right skincare products for you. This also means you can’t just use any old products on your face and you will also have to be conscious of the ingredients that are in your products. By building a solid proof skincare regimen at this age, you’ll be able to look 20 in your 30s.
The journey to healthy skin isn’t a hard one, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly either. Try taking these few tips into consideration when it comes to formulating your morning and night skincare routines.
Daytime Skincare Guide
Keep these certain tips and skincare products in mind when you wake up to start your day in the morning.
Washing Your Face
During your 20s, the once raging hormones you had before will start to stabilize and the oil-secreting glands on your face will start to shrink. This means that it is time to make that change from a harsh acne wash to a facial wash that will focus on balancing your pH levels and keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day.
Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
At the age of 25, your skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin will start to decrease. Help your skin’s reparative process and get rid of dead skin cells by exfoliating twice a week.
Apply Your Daily Facial Serum
In conjunction with sunscreen, you’re going to need a lightweight facial oil to apply on your skin to help prevent you from experiencing sun damage and protect your skin from environmental stressors like pollution.
Make Sure You Apply Sunscreen
UV and UVA rays seriously burn your skin. Your skin is always exposed to UV rays, so it’s recommended you protect yourself. Skincare now is all about prevention, so make sure you prevent sun damage by applying a light sunscreen that is gentle enough to wear daily.
Nighttime Skincare Guide
Try these tips before going to bed at night.
Give Yourself a Facial Before Going to Sleep
Since your skin’s ability to produce collagen and maintain its elasticity starts to diminish when you get older try using a facial mask twice a week to help your skin rejuvenate itself before you go to bed.
Moisturize Your Face
Keeping your face moisturized is essential to keeping your skin healthy. Try using a light cream before you go to bed. You may want to consider one with a small percentage of retinol and hyaluronic acid to help promote dead skin cell turn over and your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Pay Attention to Your Eyes
As you get older, the skin around your eyes is usually the first place that starts to show aging. It’s also the most sensitive and thinnest skin you have on your face, so make sure you’re catering to the windows to your soul by applying an eye cream before you go to sleep.