Your twenties are the time when a lot of things will start to change. Aside from the usual social and economic changes that usually start happening in people’s 20s, there will also be some changes happening to your body. Around the age of 25, most people’s elastin and collagen production start to decrease.
That’s why most dermatologists and similar professionals advise that people start taking care of their skin in their 20s. Naturally, if you start early, you’ll already have everything figured out by the time you reach your 30s. So, with that in mind, here’s how you can start creating your skin care routine.
Nurture your skin with quality products
The base of every good skin care routine are actually the products you decide to use. Now, in order to be able to choose the right products, you first need to determine what your skin’s lacking. As mentioned earlier, since your natural elastin and collagen levels will start to diminish, you should start by finding products that will bring more elasticity back to your skin. Additionally, dull skin is another common issue many people experience. So, if you ever notice that your skin is looking less than, treat it with a nourishing dull skin treatment. That way you’ll bring shine back to your skin and make it not only look but feel fresher.
Regular exfoliation, aside from clearing your skin, will actually encourage daily collagen renewal. That’s why it’s very important not to skip this step, in order to keep your skin healthy and radiant. However, you need to be careful when exfoliating not to damage your skin. Since some exfoliators can be quite harsh, you need to be careful with how and how often you’re using them. Ideally, you should exfoliate your skin 3 times a week with a bit harsher exfoliator and use something milder in between. That way you’ll still boost your natural collagen renewal without running the risk of damaging your skin.
Never skip SPF
No matter what the weather is outside or which time of the year is it, you should never forget to apply a protective layer of SPF before you head out. Even on the cloudiest of days, UV rays are always around. As you probably already know, these can be quite damaging for your skin. So, make sure that your skin is well-protected every time you leave your house. Nowadays, you can find plenty of moisturizers, foundations and even lip balms that contain SPF, so check them out to ensure that you never skip this very important step.
Focus on your whole body – not just your skin
When talking about skincare, it’s also very important to mention that aside from what you choose to put on your skin, you also need to consider how you treat your body, as a whole. Investing in best quality products and staying consistent with your routine won’t make much of a difference if you’re indulging in some other, unhealthy habits. Proper hydration, well-balanced diet, a healthy sleep schedule and the right type of workout will all contribute not just to your overall health but the look of your skin as well.
Knowing all of this, it should be easier for you to come up with a skin care routine that will suit your needs. The earlier you start the better, as you’ll get on top of an issue even before that issue arises. So, learn what your skin type is, find the right skin care products, never forget to apply SPF and make sure you’re taking good care of your entire body and not just your skin.