At all stages of life, we experience concerns about our skin including acne as we enter our teenage years, even skin tones in our adult years, and signs of aging later in life. As you enter early adulthood, it’s more important than ever to practice healthy skincare habits. The most important piece of advice I’d offer my readers — develop a routine. It’s important to establish a routine (cleansing, moisturizing, and treating) that you use morning and night. Develop something that works for you.
Your skin is also impacted by your diet and routine. Eating healthy and drinking plenty of water will give your skin its best chance to glow. Sugary and sodium rich foods may trigger breakouts. Monitor your eating habits and identify any potential triggers. Stress and sleep also impact how your skin looks. People with high amounts of stress tend to breakout more than those that practice frequent de-stressing habits. A good night’s sleep does the skin wonders!
Read on for tips and tricks on battling your most common skin concerns and remember — you’re not alone!
Acne starts in your teen years and can continue on into adulthood. I’m in my mid-20’s, and I still struggle with breakouts. Battling acne doesn’t necessarily change, but the way you treat should. In your teens, you may need an allover treatment with drying antibacterial ingredients. This strategy could work well depending on your skin concerns, but it could also trigger more breakouts due to bacteria getting tramped under dry skin cells.Allover treatments will dry out all areas of the face, including those with no breakouts. If you struggle with occasional blemishes (similar to myself), use a targeted acne spot treatment instead. A gentle, sulfate-free antibacterial face cleanser with salicylic acid will keep your skin looking clear and radiant.
Some common complexion concerns in young adulthood are redness, brightening, and fading dark spots or acne scars. Look for ingredients like glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids which can increase cell turnover to keep the skin clear, even-toned, smooth, and glowing. Vitamin C is another great way to combat dark spots. I use a Vitamin C serum everyday that’s gentle enough for my sensitive skin. A high potency serum that’s formulated with a proprietary five-source vitamin C complex will help brighten, boost collagen, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Personally, I struggle with skin sensitivity and redness. Look for calming skincare lines with natural ingredients to soothe agitated skin. I love using skincare formulated with Aloe or Calendula Oil for instant cooling relief.
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Fighting signs of aging early all starts with a good skincare regimen. Wash your face morning and night before following up with a moisturizer to keep skin healthy and plump. Never sleep in your makeup! Investing in a great makeup remover will prevent aging. Wear an SPF in the daytime and seek shade wherever possible. I’ve invested in several hats and large sunglasses for added sun protection. Sun damage leads to major wrinkles!
In your 20’s, you can also overuse anti aging products. Your skin doesn’t necessarily need concentrated ingredients like retinol and peptides. Incorporate a water based serum, followed by moisturizer with the ingredient hyaluronic acid to combat dehydration, which can lead to early signs of aging.
Product Recommendations to Prevent Aging: