What does that mean in terms of your beauty routine? Not that much to be honest, although there's a tendancy to invest in anti-ageing creams at a young age. Which is really not necessary at this age. Your best bet is to focus on the basics of looking after your flawless skin. Simple no-filter tricks of the trade to make you look fab for your selfies and social network profiles.
1. Ace your cleansing routine
Cleanse every evening, no matter how tired you are or if you've crawled in at the crack of dawn. This will get rid of any make up as well as pollution and other impurities. Depending on your skin type and the textures you love, use a micellar water, micellar lotion, or foaming cleansing gel.
You can try the White Perfect Milky Foam Facewash by L’Oréal Paris for clean and flawless skin. The Milky Foam facewash instantly cleanses and brightens the skin thoroughly, eliminating skin impurities. The Tourmaline gemstone and vitamin C in the facewash remove excess sebum and dead skin cells and boost skin radiance.
Follow with a moisturiser or a spritz of thermal water. A good cleanse is the best way to keep the signs of ageing at bay. By cleansing morning and night you'll help prevent the appearance of wrinkles further down the line.
2. Do not skip moisturiser
When you're 20, stocking your bathroom with a moisturiser is as important as a cleanser. Moisturising your skin is a sure fire way to keeping it supple, plump and glowing. And last but by no means least, to slow down the ageing process. A good hydrating moisturiser is all you'll need until you reach your 30's to keep your skin in good nick.
If your skin's protective barrier (the hydrolipidic film) isn't kept intact, then your epidermis will dehydrate. Once your skin gets low on water it feels tight and dry. Your complexion dulls and your skin can start to flake. And that's when wrinkles will crop up. The golden rule? To moisturise morning and night. Sorry, no negotiation!
Apply a facial moisturiser that's designed for your skin type to clean, dry skin. Useful tip: moisturising lotions are better for combination or oily skin and thicker creams for dry skin. As you reach 25, you can start to use an eye contour treatment. This is more of a preventative measure to avoid the appearance of fine lines and the dreaded crow's feet.
3. Boost your complexion
Your skin tone and texture is close to perfect when you're 20. But sometimes you might want to give it a little pick-me-up. The solution? A multi-tasking BB cream to hydrate, reduce blotches, zap blemishes, even out your skin's texture, and protect your faces from harmful UV rays. Its active ingredients (usually glycerin, allantoin, and vitamins) hydrate skin and instantly improve its tone. A turbo-charged time-saving product!
Your skin has different needs at different ages. Leave the more powerful serums and targeted anti-ageing products for later. In your 20s, your skin is young and fresh, and a regular cleansing and moisturising routine is enough to maintain its youthful glow. Be gentle on your skin and use the right skincare products that suit your skin type to enjoy healthy and radiant skin in your 20s.