This Is Possibly The Best Skincare Routine For 20-somethings
Think your 20s is the prime period for your skin? While you might not be battling wrinkles (yet), this period is also an important time because your skin has just settled from that bout of teenage acne (may adult acne never come, amen) so maintenance is extremely important.
Also, as doctors would say, prevention is better than cure, so your 20s is an ideal time for you to ensure your skin can remain in the best condition for a longer time. How? Follow these important steps.
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Cleansing is non-negotiable
Make cleansing the pillar of your skincare routine. Take the time to remove all your makeup even if you reached home at 3am. Removing all your makeup and the impurities that built up through the day with a gentle makeup remover like the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser will ensure the rest of your skincare products are easily absorbed and this helps your skin heal itself faster at night.
It doesn't hurt to double-cleanse
Cleansing your skin again after you’ve removed your makeup will ensure every last traces of makeup, sunscreen and grime are washed away. The key is to use a gentle cleanser like the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser, which will not strip your skin of its natural oils while doing its job.
Don’t skip toner
A toner like the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner that has small amounts of alpha and beta hydroxy acids will gently exfoliate the skin to keep it soft and smooth while also preventing the formation of whiteheads and blackheads.
Moisturising is a must
You must moisturise, irregardless of your skin type. Moisturising helps maintain the skin’s natural barrier while keeping it plump and reducing the appearance of lines. Oily, combination, normal and dry skin types will all benefit from a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser like the Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. When applied, it immediately sinks into the skin to replenish lost moisture, plumping and soothing skin.
Add an anti-ageing serum
The best time to kick-start your anti-ageing journey is in your 20s and the best way to do it is to add a do-it-all anti-ageing serum like the Sunday Riley Good Genes to your skincare routine. Packed with lactic acid, it's gentle and hydrating while preventing fine lines, reducing pores and maintaining an even skin tone and texture.
Eye care is important
The skin around the eyes is very delicate and is the first to show signs of fatigue due to late nights and lack of sleep. Adding an eye cream like the Clarins Multi-Active Eye will help tackle puffiness, dark circles and delay the appearance of fine lines while brightening skin around the eyes.
Never skip sunscreen
If there’s just one product you use, make it sunscreen. Your skin will thank you for the rest of your life. Using sunscreen on a daily basis - come rain or shine - under your makeup protects your skin from sun damage, which can come in the form of a leathery skin texture, wrinkles and dark spots. Try the Supergoop Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40, which will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays without leaving that dreaded white cast.