You know the saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. No, you don’t have to get Botox injections in your 20s or stop smiling (or frowning if you prefer). But you can get the most out of your beauty routine and prevent wrinkles from creeping up too soon.
If you plan on living it up in your 20s and worrying about wrinkles later, you may want to think again. Adjusting your skincare routine to keep your complexion youthful as the years go by is truly NBD.
You may be using the simplest skincare routine because, well, you can. Skin in your 20s is usually resilient and low maintenance. An age prevention skincare routine does not have to be super expensive or time intensive. And it is well worth it.
5 Steps to Prevent Wrinkles Before You Get Them
1 Cleanse. Those late nights may lend themselves to falling into bed with a face full of makeup. But sleeping with a dirty face can mean pollutants get trapped under a layer of oil and debris, allowing free radicals to form. And we all know free radical damage leads to aged looking skin. So once and for all…wash your face! S5 Organic Cosmesceuticals Clarity Cleanser is a gentle foaming wash that removes dirt and makeup.
2 Exfoliate. In effort to keep zits at bay and rev up a good glow, many women will exfoliate too often. This can lead to irritation, even more breakouts, and inflammation. And inflammation is one of the leading causes of wrinkled skin. Use a gentle cleanser no more than once per week (twice if you have congested skin) and stop if you see signs of irritation. Acure Organics Pore Minimizing Facial Scrub uses red clay to pull gunk out of pores and even skin texture.
3 Eye cream. The skin around your eyes is probably firm and perky. Don’t waste it! Using eye cream now will support this delicate area and prevent wrinkles from cropping up too soon. A gel type eye treatment is perfect for young skin. Tammy Fender Awakening Eye Gel tones down inflammation while brightening the skin around eyes.
4 Moisturize. 20-something skin is usually more oily than skin in your 30s and 40s. This does not mean you should skip this important step. Proper hydration not only keeps skin looking young, but helps to balance oils and keep pimples and irritation from cropping up. California Naturel Balancing Complex offers light, oil balancing hydration that leaves skin feeling refreshed.
5 SPF. In case you haven’t heard (but you for sure have), UV damage is a super skin ager. It not only creates wrinkles but dark spots and uneven pigmentation too. Start applying a daily mineral SPF now and you will totally not be sorry in a decade or two. Promise. Ilia All Your Gold - Radiant Beauty Balm SPF 20 is moisturizer with mineral sun protection, made with aloe and coconut oil for light hydration, and pearl pigments for diffused glow.
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