As we age, our skin changes dramatically, this means the way we care for it has to as well. What worked for you during your teens, isn’t necessarily going to see you through your 20’s. If your goal (like ours) is to maintain a youthful and healthy appearance well into your golden years, we need to be tailoring our skin care regime to our age!

In your 20’s, we’re sure you’ll be looking radiant so your main aim is to preserve and protect your skin. If you haven’t already, make ‘SPF, cleanse and moisturise’ your new mantra! Cleansing will rid your skin of any dirt and bacteria that has accumulated throughout the day and moisturising is important in keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. Make sure you invest in a moisturiser containing SPF. This statement from the Skin Cancer Foundation “More than 90 percent of the visible skin changes associated with aging are caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays” should have you convinced that protection from the sun is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin looking healthy.

Not all of us leave blemishes behind in our teens and spots can still be a beauty bother in adult life. If you suffer from mild acne, the Geeks recommend using a spot treatment containing Benzoyl peroxide as this will fight the bacteria-inducing spots and will act to reduce the inflammation associated with a spot. We also recommend you look into treatments containing salicylic acid, an ingredient that loosens the bonds between adjacent skin cells, allowing us to shed the top layer of dry cells, again reducing the likelihood of pores becoming blocked and spots developing. Other useful ingredients to keep an eye out for when searching for an acne remedy are tea tree, witch hazel and aloe vera due to their potent anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.

To keep skin healthy it’s also essential you exfoliate but this doesn’t mean scrub you skin red raw. Glycolic acid is an AHA and a good example of a gentle exfoliator (more about here). Find an exfoliator that is effective but that doesn’t irritate your skin.

In your 20s there isn’t much point of splashing out on expensive anti-ageing serums and eye creams. You’re likely not to even have the skin complaints that the active ingredients are targeting. The most important thing is simply taking care of your skin and protecting it.

Don’t smash the sun beds, clean your face (and not just with baby wipes!!!), put down the cigarettes and find a good moisturiser. Simples. It might not seem like a big deal now but you’ll wish you had in your 50’s.

 

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