How to Take Care of Your Skin in Your 20s

How to Take Care of Your Skin in Your 20s

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A women in her 20s applying skin care product
A women in her 20s applying skin care product

The twenties is that time period in a girl’s life when you are neither too old, i.e., your skin has not started showing any signs of aging and neither it is too young, i.e., it is not in its growing stage. The 20s is the perfect time period and also the stage when you are at your full bloom period in life. With decisions regarding career, studies occupying a major part of your life at this point, one somehow forgets to take care of the skin that is begging for just a mere attention.

What’s happening to the skin in the 20s?

For girls, 20s is the age when they come across the term Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or popularly known as PCOS for the first time and majority of them are shocked to know that they are also suffering from it. Though nothing permanent or dangerous in any way but PCOS can cause extra facial hair and acne to crop up on your delicate skin when you least expect it to. Though acne becomes treatable, the scars left behind by it are a constant reminder to the problem you recently went through.

Black heads are something which you thought only your mother had will now start showing signs of life on areas around your nose. Though black heads are easier to spot, it is the white heads that people are usually not aware of and therefore fail to treat it properly in due time.

Since the twenties is the age when you are learning or doing a lot new things, going to the gym and keeping fit is also something that one starts practicing quite regularly. Aggressive gym routine can though help you in shedding those extra kilos however it will lead to the development of fine red stretch marks on the area that was has been exploited way too much during the fitness regime.

Lastly, there would be certain people in their 20s who would experience the early signs of wrinkles on their skin. Wrinkles are not always the outcome of aging and in the period of 20s, the main reason behind the formation of wrinkles is long exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun which causes extreme damage to the collagen formation and the elastin fibers of the skin surface. Also, irregular sleeping pattern, excessive consumption of alcohol, regular smoking and use of restrictive medicines and drugs can also cause a long lasting effect on one’s skin at this stage.

How to Take Care of Your Skin in Your 20s

Following are a few steps which will guide you on how to take care of your skin in your 20s, if you make this a part of your skin routine, you will certainly be happy with the result.

  • Using Sun block protection creams is something one must give priority to at your 20s. Instead of having the ultraviolent rays of the sun play havoc on your delicate skin which can later cause early wrinkles and fine lines, use a good sunscreen protection cream to safeguard the skin from sun damage.
  • One will be surprised to know that more than 70 per cent skin problem can simply be solved by drinking 4-5 litres of water daily. Keeping the skin hydrated by drinking water and applying moisturizers is a must to retain the skin’s elasticity and suppleness.
  • A regular oxyfacial or a hydrafacial can also do wonders for the skin. A facial does not however mean that you go for excessive clean up, bleaching or steaming procedures. A good facial from an expert done at 2-3 months of time period can clear your skin of black heads, white heads and will also unclog the pores of the skin and removes all the dead cells and impurities.
  • Also, healthy balanced diet and regular exercise which should be a combination of cardio such as yoga and aerobics plus gym that keep in keeping your body fit and your skin healthy and glowing in your 20s.

Skincare is important, no matter what the age is. Also always opt for home made natural remedies instead of chemical creams and lotions as they give the maximum benefits with minimum side effects.