From the time we usher in puberty by popping our very first pimple, it becomes painfully clear how much our skin can change with age. What many of us don’t know is exactly what’s happening on a cellular level — and what we can do about it. From adult acne to sunspots and crow's feet, navigating the changes in our skin can be overwhelming. And, though we wish we could attain perfect complexions by washing our faces, slathering on moisturizer, and calling it a day, it isn’t that simple.
For most, the 20s are a time for exploring career paths, figuring out life, and maybe making a few ill-informed decisions along the way. For our purposes, it’s also the time to lay the groundwork for preventative skin care. And, your top priority, the most important thing in this decade is sunscreen, to help protect yourself and ensure your skin in the future. Yep, that’s sunscreen every single day, rain or shine — not just when you’re at the beach.
Sun protection is a must. Using SPF every day in your 20s will delay skin aging. Another pro tip: Even though your skin is probably in pretty good shape, you’ll also want to establish a relationship with a skin specialist. That way, you can get ahead of problems before they get serious (plus, with ever-rising rates of skin cancer in Australia., it can’t hurt to have another pair of eyes on mole patrol.)
20s: Get Serious About Sunscreen
Fortunately, you don’t have to lather yourself into an oil slick to get serious about your sun care. There are plenty of matte-finish, makeup-friendly sunscreen options are out there. Luminosity Skin recommends the broad-spectrum sun care from Galderma. Both their brands Actinica and Suntivity are not greasy greasy and wears perfectly under makeup. No matter which you reach for, just make sure you use enough.
20s: Establish A Legit Skin Care Routine
In addition to protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure, the 20s are also the time to establish habits that will ensure a lifetime of great skin. Develop good skin-care habits: Wash your face every night before bed, moisturize, [and] exfoliate as needed. Think of it as one big high-five from past self to future self. Get yourself in the habit of taking off your makeup every night (even after the late-night ragers), and get a skin-care regimen in place.
Luminosity recommends using a gentle cleanser and moisturiser, like Lumi's Cream Cleanser, and Lumi's Multi Active Moisturiser, and, for heaven’s sake, if you smoke, stop. Not only is it terrible for your overall health, but it can lead to long-term, visible damage to your skin. Good lifestyle habits — like staying hydrated, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of sleep — may not reap immediate, instant-gratification results, but in the long run they’ll do more than any miracle cream can.
If you would like to talk more about your skin or take advantage of any of our specials then please call 52217676 or book online at www.luminosityskin.com.au.