It's never too early to start taking care of your skin. But if you're in your 20s, looking to devise a good skincare routine and you’ve asked yourself - ‘Where do I start? Which cream, balm, serum or cleanser is best for me? What on EARTH is Hyaluronic Acid!? When should I start using retinol or vitamin C serums?’ - you're not alone.
The Perfect Skincare Routine for 20s
Finding the right skincare products and routine can feel like you’re navigating a minefield. But with a few simple steps, you can create a skin care routine to get great skin in your 20s.
Start with a gentle cleanser
It may seem obvious, but whether you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin, a good skincare routine begins with a great cleanser. Gentle cleansing morning and evening will remove dead skin cells and dirt that clog skin and pores (especially after a sweaty gym session or waking up with make-up plastered to your pillow case), and also helps replenish the skin's natural lipid barrier with a hit of hydration.
How do I know what cleanser is best for me?
The first place to start is by choosing a cleanser that’s designed for your skin type: oily, combination or dry skin. If you’ve got dry skin, lather on oil-based or milky cleansers. One of the biggest tips for oily skin, is to not to irritate the skin or dry it out, because that triggers your oil-regulating (sebum) gland to go into overdrive and produce excess oil. That in turn stimulates the cycle of blemishes and enlarged and clogged pores that can cause problems for acne prone skin.
For the perfect cleanse, try our Electro-Lite Gel Cleanser - its gentle gel-to-foam formula with exfoliating Biotech Enzyme and Hydroclay works to deeply cleanse and refine the skin’s texture, with added Red Clover Extract to help shrink pores for a flawless complexion.
A good cleanse should get rid of all the grime and dead skin cells but, regardless of skin type, always be kind to your face when cleansing, particularly if you have sensitive skin. Avoid scrubbing, harsh wiping (especially when removing make-up) and pulling on the skin.
Say hello to hydration in your 20’s!
Moisturisers are your skincare BFF. Like cleansers, moisturisers come in a myriad of formats including rich creams, serums, gels and balms. Most formulas are developed to be non-greasy and wearable under make-up, so don’t be afraid to layer up before a big night out, even if you have oily skin. Adding moisture is key to balancing your skin and stopping it from overproducing natural oils. Look for a formula that, as well as including ingredients like vitamin C to keep your skin hydrated, also has active ingredients such as vitamin E - the super vitamin that’s responsible for repairing and rejuvenating skin cells.
The key to youthful skin in your 20s & beyond?
Consistency. So that no matter how many margaritas, tropical jaunts, late nights, stress and workouts you push your body through, the best skin care routine is one you enjoy and can stick to, day in and day out.
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