Everything You Want To Know About Skincare If You Are Entering Your 20s

As and when you enter your 20s, it becomes increasingly important for one, regardless of being a man or a woman, to take care of your skin because your skin is dealing with a lot of changes during this period

It can lead to dryness as it is producing less oil. It can also become more sensitive. Like how you always remember to brush your teeth every morning, it becomes pivotal that you look after your skin by devising a personalized skincare routine that suits your requirements. After all, the consistent skincare efforts you make in your twenties will keep you in good stead later and set a foundation for healthy, youthful-looking skin as you age.

Here are a few things you definitely need to keep in mind and follow a proper CTM (Cleanser, Toner, Moisturiser) routine for keeping your skin absolutely healthy and glowing.

Cleansing: It is the first and one of the most important steps in any skincare routine that you may come across and your 20s are the best time to get this habit. It helps in removing impurities from the surface of your skin, such as dirt, oil, and pollution, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts. It also assists in eliminating excess oil and dirt from the skin to help fight against acne. Moreover, it also removes dead skin cells and enables the skin to absorb moisturizers and other skincare products better. However, it is equally important to use a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type (oily, dry, sensitive, or combination). It is a good practice to cleanse your skin twice a day, in the morning and at night, to maintain healthy, glowing skin.

Toning: Toner is beneficial as it removes any last traces of dirt, or other impurities that are still stuck in your pores even if you cleanse your face. It helps with the appearance and tightness of your pores once used regularly or added in your daily skincare routine and use regularly. Use a clean face toner that helps in visible pore minimisation, radiance boost, inhibiting pigmentation and providing antioxidant properties to the skin.

Follow it up with a Serum: Its a good idea to show some extra love to your skin during your 20s. After all, only you can truly ensure that it stays healthy and radiant. However, in order to do that, you must add a clean face serum that is clinically proven to increase skin radiance, inhibit pigmentation and provide antioxidant properties to the skin while adding hydrating & moisturization.

Moisturization: Moisturizing is extremely essential for keeping your skin hydrated, and well-nourished and prevents premature aging. It helps create a coating on the skin’s surface to protect it from pollution and harsh weather conditions. The process plays a big role in reducing dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles, while also improving skin texture and maintaining the balance of the skin's natural oils. One should choose a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type.

Protect Against The Sun: The damage of the sun and the harmful UV rays is not a myth at all. Protecting your skin from the sun and UV rays is crucial to maintaining its health and preventing skin damage, premature aging, and skin cancer. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day before going outside to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. The damage from the sun is one of the primary reasons behind premature aging, so it's important to start protecting your skin early.

Exfoliating: The process helps to remove dead skin cells for brighter and smoother skin. You should look for gentle exfoliating products, like scrubs or mild & skin-friendly acids, and use them once or twice a week. It helps unclog pores and prevent breakouts as dead skin cells and excess oil result in acne problems. However, exfoliation can be beneficial for your youthful skin, it should be done in moderation and with care as over-exfoliating can also damage your skin and cause irritation.

Sleep: In order to care for your skin, it is very important for you to get enough sleep and maintain a consistent sleep schedule. Lack of sleep can result in dark circles, puffy eyes, and dull skin, making your skin look extremely unhealthy. While you are sleeping, the body repairs and regenerates its tissues, including the skin. This is the time when new skin cells are produced, and old or damaged cells are replaced. It is advisable to aim for 8-9 hours of quality sleep each night and establish a consistent sleep routine.

Eat a clean & healthy diet: Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, proteins can help improve the overall health of your skin. The deficiency of some vitamins can result in dryness, sagging and pigmentation as well. In addition to a balanced diet, addition of plant-based vitamins and minerals supplements can also prove to be extremely helpful in keeping your 20s skin top notch. For example, plant-based Vitamin E supplements are rich in antioxidants that can decrease cell damage and promote glowing skin. As you grow older during your 20s, collagen production depletes in the body leading to fine lines, wrinkles and other such skin concerns. Adding a plant-based collagen builder can help improve the body’s natural collagen production capabilities leading to youthful and radiant skin.

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is important for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy from the inside out. It helps prevent dryness and flakiness of the skin while also making the skin more elastic and supple, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Drinking water also helps flush toxins out of the body and get an improved complexion.

Be gentle: Avoid using products with harsh ingredients and avoid picking at your skin. Also, be gentle when cleansing and applying products, as rough handling can damage your skin. It would be a good idea to consume clean beauty products that include ingredients like Phyto Retinol, Safflower Seed Oil, Paracress Extract & Milkvetch Root Extract, Tiare Flower Extract, and Rose Oil. The products should also be free of oil, paraben, cruelty, sulphate, dye, artificial fragrance and silicone.

Remember, everyone's skin is different, so it may take some time to find the right skincare routine for you. If you have any concerns, it's always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist.

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