Anti-Aging Routine for your 20's
Aug. 14, 2020
If you ever wondered when is a good time to start your anti-aging skincare routine, your 20’s is a great time to start. I know you’re thinking, “as early as my 20’s?” Isn’t that too early? If you want to help prevent the aging process, your early to mid-20’s is an ideal time to start. I have come up with the things you should and shouldn’t do in your 20’s to serve you as an anti-aging guide.
The key to minimizing fine lines and wrinkles is by taking preventative anti-aging measures.
Below I list 9 anti-aging regimen tips.
APPLY YOUR SUNSCREEN
Sunscreen is an abolute necessity in your skincare routine. With Melanoma on the rise, it is extremely important to apply sunscreen daily in order to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. According to Huffpost.com, "An estimated 90 percent of skin cancers are caused by the sun’s damaging rays, so taking precautions now can help you for years to come." Applying sunscreen will help prevent sun damage and keep your skin healthier in the long run.
Here are my top picks for sunscreen:
EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Brush-perfect for touch up since it is a powder form you can apply over makeup
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
It is so important to drink plenty of water during the day. Most health experts recommend one to consume 8 glasses of water each day. I know in my 20’s, I used to consume lots of caffeine to help me get through long college days, but this habit will cause dehydrated skin and possibly acne. According to Uwhealth.org, "Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health because water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion." Hope that convinces you to start drinking more H2O!!
GET PLENTY OF REST
It is crucial to get 7-8 hours of sleep each day. Not only will you feel energized in the morning, but your skin will thank you. When we sleep, our skin goes into repair mode and helps regenerate new skin cells.
DO NOT PICK AT IMPERFECTIONS
Many people suffer from adult acne in their 20’s. I know it can be tempting to pick at your acne, but please resist the urge to do so. You risk creating more breakouts or even scars. Make sure you visit your dermatologist so that he or she can prescribe the proper acne medication for you if you have moderate to severe acne. If your acne is mild, you can visit a local esthetician, and he or she can do extractions and facials to help clear your blackheads or breakouts.
START USING MOISTURIZER
It is beneficial to start using a moisturizer in your early 20’s. Be sure to use the right kind for your skin type. For example, if your skin is oily, apply an oil free moisturizer that is hydrating or contains hyaluronic acid. For dry skin, creamy moisturizers work well. It is important to use an eye cream as well to prevent crows feet and treat puffiness. Incorporating moisturizer in your early to mid-20’s will help slow down the aging process in the long run.
WASH YOUR FACE 1-2 TIMES PER DAY
Always make sure you cleanse your face using an appropriate cleanser for your skin type 1-2 times per day. Makeup wipes don't count! Not washing your face daily, or going to sleep with your makeup on, can cause your pores to become clogged. Throughout the day, our skin gets dirty with oil, dead skin cells, and toxins. Clogged pores can lead to acne breakouts and dullness.
TAKE A DAILY MULTIVITAMIN
It is crucial to take your multivitamin daily. According to Medical News Today, “Research suggests that some vitamins might play a key role in skin health.” Vitamins also help nourish your skin with antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C, D, and E to help reduce inflammation and promote glowing skin.
FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET
We all have heard the old saying, “You are what you eat.” Medicalnewstoday suggests, "While external products can help to treat conditions such as acne, the diet may play a direct role in nourishing the skin and keeping it healthful." A healthier diet may help prevent new blemishes in the long run. Healthy foods include, omega-3 acids, walnuts, almonds, fruits high in antioxidants such as berries, green tea, avocados, and vegetables.
FOLLOW A PROPER SKINCARE ROUTINE
A good skincare routine is everything. It doesn't have to include 10 steps either. It is essential you determine your proper skin type in order to correctly address your skin concerns. Avoid bad skincare habits such as over-exfoliating your skin (exfoliating your skin more than 2-3 times a week) or using unsafe alcohols because you risk drying out your skin and possibly irritating it more.
Also, make sure you are applying your skincare-products in the correct order. If you don’t apply your skincare products in the correct order, you will honestly waste your time…and money (who wants that?).
Article inspo from: @aestheticsby_a on Instagram
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I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer This moisturizer claims to give you a glow right away & it contains spirulina + matcha. I was excited about the matcha because it has so many amazing benefits for skin. It has a very whipped consistency which I like. However it always contains essential oils that were strong, although not toooo strong for my liking. But I’m really just not a fan of essential oils in my face creams. The moisturizer did make my skin appear a little brighter but the cream just sat on my face. All day long I could touch my face & still feel the cream sitting there! I hate that feeling! It also almost gave me a greasy appearance after a while? Not a fan. EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme This one was absolutely awful. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It says to use it at night time & the apply it at least 5 minutes before bed so it can absorb on your face & not your pillow. It contains Sea Retinol + other Superherbs which normally make me love a product! But that just wasn’t enough here. First, when I put it on my face my eyes started to actually burn & I felt suffocated from the scent. It was THAT strong. Guys, I’m not being dramatic at all. The smell like attacked me it was crazy! I have never had something like that happen with a face cream! I couldn’t believe how strong the fragrance was. & to top it off, it wasn’t even a pretty smell. My husband described it as smelling like floor cleaner. But I powered through. The longer I had it on, the more “used” to the smell I got. So, I wore it overnight. But then I woke up even more upset with it! I had pilling all over my face. It almost looked like my face was peeling but it wasn’t, it was jus the cream. One thing I cannot stand about a moisturizer is pulling. That’s enough for me to throw it out! It also didn’t really even moisturize my face that well! All in all, I hated this experience. But if you want, you should try them out for yourself, don’t let my experience deter you from trying something new! I however, will be sticking with my Youth To The People Dream Mask & Superfood Whipped Moisturizer! Love those two!! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💗💗💗 @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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