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Why you shouldn't slack on skincare in your 20s

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Just because you are young and your skin is most likely flawless and wrinkle free, does not mean that you can be slack with your daily routine. 

Recent research has shown that certain skin cell processes begin to decline in your 20's, meaning that you should be doing more than moisturising and applying sun screen to prevent skin ageing. 

Skincare in your 20’s is all about prevention. Setting yourself a great skincare regime that moisturises, protects against environmental damage and slows the onset of cell degeneration will help keep your skin youthful as you age.  

Here is what your skincare routine should look like: 

1. Cleanse

Going to bed with your make-up on is a huge no, no! Sleeping in your make-up exposes your skin to free radicals, this leads to collagen breakdown and skin that ages faster. Sleeping in your foundation also leads to clogged pores and pimples. 

Make sure you cleanse daily and take the grime off with a mild, non-foaming cleanser, like our Holy Grail Calming Chamomile Cleanser to avoid stripping your skin of its protective lipid layer.  

 

2. Treat

In your 20s your skin's ability to produce antioxidants begins to decline. Prevention is key to maintaining a beautiful, youthful complexion later in life. 

Stress, pollution and exposure to the sun are leading factors in premature skin ageing.

Antioxidants counteract the effect of these environmental stressors.

The best time to start using products containing antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract is in your mid 20s. 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin against unavoidable environmental damage. It will keep your skin looking younger, longer. 

Look for a serum containing Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid and Green Tea Extract like the 5-in-1 Rejuventating Facial Serum. This serum will target all your concerns in one step. It is oil and alcohol free and is suitable to those with sensitive and problem skin. 

 

3. Hydrate

Moisturising is essential, no matter your skin type. Keeping your skin hydrated will have visible benefits years in the future.

Make sure to apply moisturiser after every time you wash your face as a hot water can strip the moisture and oil from your skin, leaving it fragile, dehydrated and prone to damage. 

Apply moisturiser on top of your treatment serum to lock-in the active ingredients that will work miracles on your skin. 

 

4. Protect

Exposure to the sun is the number 1 cause of skin ageing. For this reason you should train yourself to never leave the house with no sun protection. 

Find an oil-free formula that works for you and make sure you apply generously to your face, neck and décolleté. 

Your skin will thank you later! 

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