Top 10 Skincare Tips for Girls In Their 20’s
Just like the body changes as you grow, so does your skin. It needs different treatment and nutrients depending on what stage of life it is in. Many girls start taking skincare routines seriously in their 20’s. Read below for the top 10 skincare tips for girls in their 20’s.
1. Use Sunscreen
ANY skincare expert will tell you that sunscreen is an absolute MUST, especially in your 20’s. Sun exposure is the number one cause of aging. By wearing sunscreen regularly, your skin will look younger for longer. We recommend choosing a moisturizer that has an SPF of 20 or more. If you already have a favorite moisturizer, add a light sunscreen to it like Silk’n Screen.
2. Get Your Sleep
We know – your 20’s can be a time of sleep deprivation. After studying, work, and a social life, little time is left over! Unfortunately, beauty sleep is no myth! Getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night will help you to achieve a radiant complexion. When you are tired, your circulatory system doesn’t work efficiently, which takes a toll on your skin. Over time, lack of sleep can speed up the aging process. So go ahead, sleep in this weekend. You have our permission!
3. Eat Properly
Your diet also has a major impact on the condition of your skin. If you are living off burgers and processed foods, you may want to think twice. What you put in your mouth is just as important as the products you put on your face. For flawless skin, decrease your sugar and dairy intake. Eat your colorful veggies, and drink a green juice often. Also choose foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which help to strengthen skin over time.
4. Get a Serum
Serums have become overwhelmingly popular in the last few years, and for good reason. All of the filler ingredients are eliminated in serums. That includes fluids and lubricating/thickening agents. The result is a formula that is highly concentrated with active ingredients. They are light, fast absorbing, and extremely effective. Incorporating a serum into your skincare routine will help you to look glowing, sans makeup! If you are looking for a serum, try the Silk’n Serum.
5. Get an Eye Cream
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and the most sensitive out of any skin on your face. For that reason, it is more prone to wrinkles and lines as you age. To prevent aging it is important to use an eye cream regularly in your 20’s. One of our favorites is Hope in a Tube, which uses Vitamin E and C to hydrate, rejuvenate, and firm the delicate skin around the eyes.
6. Address Your Acne Head-On
Growing up we all thought acne was something we only had to deal with in our teenage years. How we wish that were true! The reality is that acne can be just as bad (sometimes worse) in your 20’s. If you have issues with acne, it is important to see a dermatologist to determine what is the best way to treat it. We also recommend trying out the dermatologist-recommended Blue device, which uses light therapy to kill acne-causing bacteria and prevent future breakouts.
7. Don’t Forget About Neck and Hands
Most people tend to focus on the face when thinking about skincare. It is important that you remember to treat your hands and face as much as you do your face! The state of the skin on your neck can tack on years to your age. Your hands are exposed to the sun more than any part of your body, making them prone to sun damage. Make sure you are always using sunscreen and moisturizers on both areas.
Exercising regularly in your 20’s will do much more than make you fit. When you exercise, your blood flow is increased. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to your skin. When your skin gets proper nutrients, it glows! Exercise has also been proven to help decrease stress, which is a leading cause of breakouts. There really isn’t a good reason not to start a regular fitness routine in your 20’s. It will benefit you the rest of your life.
9. Incorporate Retinol
If you have any interest in beauty, you have most likely heard of retinols. Retinoid (the prescription version of retinol) is the only anti-aging ingredient that has been scientifically proven to be effective. It helps to improve the cellular function of aged and photo damaged skin. By using it early on, you will drastically delay the signs of aging, which will lead to radiant skin for years to come.
10. Wash Your Face
It is always tempting to crash directly onto your bed after a long night out. Unfortunately, leaving makeup on your face throughout the night can lead to buildup and clogged pores, which causes breakouts and other skin problems later on. Get in the habit of washing your face every night. It will allow your skin to breathe throughout the night, creating the perfect canvas to reapply your makeup the following day!
- Alyssa Naccarato