7 Easy Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin In Your 20s

Having a heavy-duty anti-ageing skin routine can seem premature in your 20’s. After all, things are just taking off for you, you! But modern science says the best way to avoid signs of ageing is to build a strong preventative routine – we’ll show you how.

Befriend Antioxidants

Antioxidants fight harmful particles created in your cells and found in the air. Fruits, vegetables and products rich in vitamin A, C and E all contain antioxidants. They tighten and tone your skin, increase radiance, and decrease puffiness, discoloration and fine lines. Find a serum or a cream that contains antioxidants and you will be on your way to youthful skin for the long run.

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Drink Water, Actually

Everyone knows that they are supposed to drink six to eight glasses of water every day to keep themselves hydrated. But actually doing this is an entirely different story. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try infusing fruits like cucumber or berries for a more refreshing taste.

Be A Gym Bug

The reasons to workout are endless, but let’s just focus on how it benefits your skin. The answer: the same way it improves bone and muscle quantity. If working out doesn’t seem to be something you enjoy, start off small: three times a week for 45 minutes. As your stamina builds you can increase the duration of your workouts.

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SPF Tops The List

Sun exposure and UV radiation is the main environmental factor that causes skin ageing. Excess exposure to UV can cause a loss of elasticity, wrinkles, roughness, brown spots and broken capillaries. This is why you should never leave the house (not even to grab something you left in your car yesterday) before putting on sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher.

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Cleanse Everyday

By eliminating surface debris and dead skin, your skin will end up looking younger and glowier. But use a gentle, non-drying cleanser and avoid harsh scrubs as they cause inflammation, which fastens ageing. This is one of the easiest ways to start a preventative skincare regime.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

‘Work hard, play hard’ seems to be the motto of everyone in their 20s, but all those late nights can show up on your face, making you look tired and dull. To enhance a healthy glow try a gentle exfoliator with antioxidants.

Healthy Fats, There Is Such A Thing

Let’s be clear, poor eating habits will show on your face, but so will all the healthy food you’ve been eating. Indulge in healthy fats such as those found in nuts, seeds, olive oil, cold water fish like Alaskan salmon, halibut, sardines, herring and anchovies. They’re packed with vitamins and antioxidants that help delay the ageing process.

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