Your 20's are a time to establish a consistent skin care regime, creating good habits that will set you up for better skin for the rest of your life. At this point your skin is still producing collagen (although it decreases each year), so this is the time to start incorporating “preventative products” and an eye cream, as it’s the part of the face with the most movement.
1. Balance skin tone: One common skin concern is uneven skin tone, often a result of a condition called melasma, which is caused by sun exposure combined with hormones. To treat this try a skin brightening Vitamin C.
2. Take control: Pimples aren’t just a teen skin problem, adult acne can persist into your 20s, however your skin is generally less oily than teenage skin. To treat adult acne try using sulfur or charcoal containing acne treatments as sulfur and charcoal have antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
3. Get acquainted with retinol: A lot of people think that retinol should only be introduced into your regime when your skin is aging, but if you begin using it as part of your nighttime routine in your 20s, you can prevent wrinkles before they form. Retinol is a form of vitamin A; when you apply it to your skin, it converts to retinoic acid, which boosts skin cell renewal. Retinol thickens the deeper layer of your skin, smooths out wrinkles by increasing collagen production and helps decrease oil production, which helps tighten pores and improve acne. It’s best to start slow with retinol – especially if you have rosacea, sensitive or very dry skin (consider consulting with your dermatologist first). For the first two weeks, start using it only once or twice a week. By week three, use it two to three times a week, and after one month, if your skin hasn’t had a reaction (or become very dry), you can then try using it every other night.
4. Don't forget the face scrub: Microdermabrasion is the next step for exfoliation, which can help even skin tone and clean out pores.
Ingredients to look for: Look for antioxidants like vitamin C or green tea, which will protect your skin from damaging free radicals. Chamomile and vitamin C are great for puffiness and reducing dark circles.
Check out these great products for skin care in your 20's:
|Vitamin C Serum||Vitamin C Cream||Acne Treatment|
|Charcoal Mask||Retinol Serum|