If you're in your 20s, you may think you've got the gift of youth on your side, and you don't have to worry about your skincare. On the contrary! Your 20s (and even earlier) are the perfect time to start laser-focusing on your skincare routine to reap the benefits of prevention. Keep reading to learn the top tips for anti-aging skincare in your 20s.
Wear SPF Every Day
Protecting your skin from the harmful, damaging effects of the sun is of the utmost importance throughout your entire life. But since most people start to dabble in skincare in their 20s, it's the perfect time to add SPF to your daily skincare routine. Did you know that 90% of the signs of aging come from unprotected exposure to the sun?! That staggering statistic highlights just how important SPF is. If your foundation contains a built-in SPF, it's a good start, but it's not enough.
For the ultimate UV protection, you should start your daily skincare routine with SPF — even if your foundation includes some! Also, don't believe the myth that you only need sunscreen in the summer or when the sun is shining. UV rays are still present and just as damaging even when you can't see the sun blaring. So, no matter the season, temperature, or UV factor, apply sunscreen every single day to protect your skin from the signs of aging.
Wash Your Face Every Day
Another daily skincare habit to adopt in your 20s is washing your face daily. This simple step is key to removing dirt, pollution, and dead skill cells that accumulate in the pores daily. Make sure the cleanser you're using is gentle enough for daily use so you don't irritate or dry out your skin.
Never Sleep in Makeup
No matter how tired you are or how many glasses of Chardonnay you've had, you need to break the bad habit of sleeping in your makeup. Sleeping in makeup guarantees a one-way ticket to premature skin aging while also worsening your skin's quality as the makeup blocks pores and traps oil inside the skin's barrier. These trapped oils can also lead to acne breakouts in no time.
Invest in Retinol
You've probably heard everybody and their mother talking about retinol lately — and for a good reason! Retinol has powerful skin benefits, including increasing skin cell production, helping unclog pores, exfoliating the skin, and increasing collagen production. All of these benefits lead to a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, allowing you to keep your plump and youthful appearance! Not only does retinol have powerful anti-aging effects, but it also fights acne, which a lot of people in their 20s deal with.
Adding a mask to your weekly skincare routine is a great way to keep your skin looking and feeling young. Masks come in a wide assortment of types and uses, meaning you can rotate what problem you're looking to solve each week. Our personal favorite is the SAINT 21 Microcurrent Facial Dual Mask, our anti-aging powerhouse mask that's used by clinics and spas around the world. This mask restores, lifts, and tones the skin.
The mask features adenosine which stimulates collagen production, and oligio hyaluronic acid, which uses its micro size to allow it to penetrate into all layers of the skin, resulting in firmer, plumper skin to reduce lines and wrinkles.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Another powerful anti-aging skincare weapon in your 20s is moisturizer. Moisturizer works to lock in the skin's moisture to prevent it from prematurely cracking and forming wrinkles while also temporarily plumping the skin to make fine lines and wrinkles less visible. Moisturizers come in a variety of options, including lotions, creams, gels, and serums, with several uses, from anti-aging to acne care and everything in between.
We Can Help
At FRANZ Skincare, we believe that healing is skin deep. Our unique microcurrent technology penetrates and nourishes your skin from within. Browse our anti-aging products here.