Skin Care In Your 20’s

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In your 20’s is a good time to prime your skin for less damage later. One of your concerns is probably breakouts, but it is the time to focus on prevention in order to prevent signs of aging later on. Your skin is turning over skin cells at a decent rate. But you can do this just by using these 3 easy steps:

Simply wash your face. You do not need to spend a fortune on cleansers that state they have all these fancy ingredients. The reality is that they have very little contact time to your skin. All your money will go done the drain. Literally. Just wash your face twice a day with a mild cleanser. If you have acne, then use a wash with 2% salicylic acid. Anything stronger can strip away the oil needed to balance the skins moisture. Salicylic acid helps to keep your pores open. Also, exfoliating a couple times a week will help to slough off dead skins and open pores, allowing products to better penetrate you skin.

Use SPF and antioxidants daily. Sunscreen can block up to 50% of aging issues. Sun blocks are another great way to block out sun. The difference between the two is that a sunblock actually blocks UVA/UVB rays. Tizo3 Mineral Based Tinted Sunblock is one of my favorites. It is light, silky and goes on smoothly so your makeup looks free when used on top of Tizo3. Tizo3 contains zinc oxide as well as titanium dioxide. The blend of these two ingredients will make sure to block those rays. Don’t get too hung up on the antioxidants. The jury is still out as to which are truly most effective. Vitamin C is a great way to start out.

Apply Retinoid/Retinol at bedtime. These derivatives of vitamin A help boost collagen productions. In your 20’s your body is at its peak productions of making collagen, which helps prevent wrinkles. Don’t wait and add it later. Keep the collagen flowing now. Vitamin A is the only FDA approved ingredient to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol is just a weaker form of a retinoid (RetinA) that can be purchased over the counter.