Girls, skin care is the best gift you can give to yourself. But with beauty guides sprouting here and there, it’s tough to keep track of what’s really essential. And when you get to your twenties, it’s the perfect time for you to really start taking care of your skin. After all, that effortless youthful glow won’t stay for long as the years go by. So below, we enumerate the four important steps you should adapt in your skin care routine suitable for this decade of your life.
Anti-bacterial soaps won’t cut it. Make sure your cleanser is gentle on the skin but effective enough to take off all the makeup and pollution from the day.
IMAGE Glossier, Avene
Avene Gentle milk cleanser, P970, Aveneusa.com; Glossier Milky jelly cleanser, P875, Glossier.com
Exposure to the sun can get your skin dehydrated, no matter your skin type. And water alone won’t be able to replenish the lost skin moisture. Just remember: with dryness comes premature wrinkling!
IMAGE Dermatologica, Olay
Dermatologica Phyto replenish oil, P3600, Dermatologica.com; Olay Total effects 7 in one day cream with SPF15, P800, Rustan's
Don’t Scrub, Just Mask
Sure, you’ll feel squeaky clean after using but they can also strip your skin of its natural oils. So instead, invest in facial masks that will hydrate and brighten your face.
IMAGE SK-II, Origins
SK-II Cellumination mask-in lotion, P3800, Sephora.com; Origins Clear improvement active charcoal mask, P1260, Sephora.com
We may not see it but the sun’s harmful rays are already damaging our skin, causing wrinkles and dark spots. Help your skin by applying generous amounts of sunscreen. Trust us, your 40-year-old self will thank your for this!
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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum, P530, Watsons; Clarins Sunscreen for face - wrinkle control cream SPF 50+, P1640, Rustan's