Hey 20 Somethings!
Prevention is Key when it comes to your skin. So if you’re worried about how you will look in 20 years, you may want to start establishing some good habits. These are a few I’ve started working on:
1. Wear Sunscreen.
This one is pretty self explanatory but it’s important. Not only does it protect your skin from harsh UV rays, but it will also stop you from ageing before your time. Also, skin cancer is a real thing. Wear it on your face, I usually apply it before I apply Make up and also make sure that any parts of your body that are exposed to direct sunlight during the day are covered in sunscreen also.
2. Consistency is Key.
The sooner you find a skincare regime or range that works for you, the better. Find it and stick to it. Being consistent with your skincare routine will give the products more time to do their job and give you the results you desire in the long term. My favourite range is still Environ, but I’ve started playing with Avene.
3. Non-Abrasive Exfoliation is your friend!
Find a mild exfoliator to use twice or thrice a week, this will help eliminate impurities in the skin as well as help clean out your pores. My favourite is the Balancing Masque by Environ.
4. Moisturise Daily.
Twice a day if you can. Every morning and every night- try and make it part of your routine. It doesn’t matter your skin type, even greasy or oily skin needs to be moisturised. It will also eliminate the appearance of dry skin. Avene has a great range of moisturisers which all contain SPF (Hello, killing two birds with one stone) and their range works great for people who suffer from skin irregularities.
5. Remove Your Make Up Before Bed.
You know that going to sleep with your make up on is bad for you, yet of course, you do it over and over again. Sometimes you’re just exhausted or other times a bit inebriated. It’s okay, these things happen. But it’s terrible for your skin, it leads to bacteria build up and inevitable breakouts. Always cleanse and tone your face after removing make up and go to sleep with after moisturising your face. If you love your skin, your skin will love you back. The Micellar Cleansing Water and Make Up Remover from Garnier is my favourite product when it comes to make up removal.
6. Start Using an Eye Cream or Gel. The first part of your face that shows signs of ageing are your eyes. Therefore it would make sense to protect that area of your face. A good eye cream will prevent fine lines and dark bags around the eyes. I’m yet to find one that I am happy with but when I do, I’ll let you know.
7. Tissue Oil is Bae.
Applying tissue oil to all your wobbly bits, irregardless of whether you have stretch marks or not will contribute to the elimination and prevention of stretch marks in the future. It also helps repair the skin, helping the cells heal faster.
8. Sleep More, of course.
Your skin needs time to regenerate, it needs time to rest. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep will contribute to clearer and healthier skin. Trust me.
9. Less alcohol. More Water.
A night of heavy drinking can seriously dehydrate your body and skin. Be sure to drink lots of water on nights you choose to consume alcohol. Try and get in 2L of water a day, on the regular. Water works wonders for your skin. It’s the cheapest treatment!
These are the 9 Habits I’ve started establishing in my 20’s, what are some of yours? Be sure to let me know in the comments!
Here’s to clear and wrinkle free skin in our 40’s!