5 Skincare Products You Should Be Using In Your 20s!
You’re somewhere in your 20s, but still using the same skincare routine as you did in college? Well, it’s time for a change!
Firstly, it’s time to incorporate a few anti-aging products, because around 24 or 25 is when your skin starts losing collagen and elastin (the stuff that keeps your skin tight and flexible). It’s also important to realise, you don’t just have teenage acne anymore. Your skin is becoming a combination of all sorts of stuff.
So, where do we start? Well, we’ve done the research for you and are ready to dish out all the skincare products you should be using in your 20s!
As your skin ages, you can’t use the same cleanser you did when you had oily, teenage skin. It’s time to opt for something gentle, which is effective, but retains moisture in your skin. This way your skin will remain supple and it won’t age faster. And yes, even if you still have acne, this holds true.
Again, a toner that nourishes and gives back to the skin is more important than an astringent. Use something without any alcohol in it. It should be gentle, extra cleansing, and packed with great ingredients!
Don’t skip this step. But, instead of a scrub that may irritate your skin, opt for an AHA or BHA chemical exfoliant that can be used 2 to 3 times a week to gently resurface your skin. This will keep pigmentation at bay and have you looking younger by the day.
Start incorporating retinol in your everyday routine, whether it’s in your daily moisturiser or daily serum. This targeted treatment is great for acne and gently resurfaces your skin daily. Plus, it boosts collagen production, which is preventive and anti-aging.
This obviously only becomes more and more important as we age. It prevents sun damage and spots, and blocks UV rays that can turn cells into cancerous ones. Plus, UV rays are everywhere, so never skip this! It’s important to use a SPF that isn’t too mattifying and blends seamlessly into the skin.