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No doubt, you have heard countless times about the importance of taking care of your skin, even before you get to the age of 20.
It is important to know that your skin is not invincible and in order to keep it healthy, you have to cultivate good skin care habits.
Due to puberty, the skin can be oily and prone to acne especially during the teenage years, this acne can also extend into your twenties.
Sun damage can also play a huge role in getting bad skin which can lead to premature ageing.
To help avoid the effects of skin damage, you should cultivate a good skin care routine early on and abide by it.
How do you cultivate those habits?
Here are some skin care tips for your 20s:
This can not be said too many times. It is very important to stay hydrated. Drink 3 litres of water daily, eat fruits that contain water. Hydration helps to keep your skin moisturised. It flushes out toxins and helps with blood circulation
When using a face serum, use an anti-oxidant. It helps with premature ageing and skin dullness. You can boost the natural antioxidants in your body by eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
There is a reason why it's called "beauty sleep". Scientists recommend 8 hours of sleep, you don't know better than them so why are you not sleeping? The whole body- including the skin- regenerates itself during sleep. If you want a glowing and refreshed skin, take your beauty sleep serious.
Over exposure to sun does so much damage to our skin. Wrinkles, dark spots, blemishes etc. Using sunscreen daily even when you are indoors, will help protect your skin from harmful rays.
Exfoliating helps clean out clogged pores and rejuvenate your skin. When you exfoliate, you shed dead skin and skin cells revealing glowing skin. Exfoliate at least once a week for best results.
The skin is said to be the largest organ, and you have to take care of it like every other organ. Keeping a healthy lifestyle such as: eating healthy, exercising, sleeping well etc will help your skin. Avoid smoking, drinking, staying too long in the sun etc. To keep your skin at its best.
Book facial appointments at least once a month, let professionals help you relax while they clean out your pores and massage your face accordingly. hashtag #Selfcare
We use our hands to do different things, and because of that the skin tends to wrinkle and age faster. You don't want to be in your 20s and have hands that look like you're in your 40s. The same way you pay attention to your face is how you should pay attention to your hands. Moisturise, exfoliate, use serum etc.
Overall, the best thing for you to do first is to KNOW YOUR SKIN! I cannot emphasise this enough. What works for others might not work for you!
Don't use too much products, learn what works for your skin. It is advisable to consult a dermatologist if you want advice on what to use for your skin.