Skincare in your 20’s

Whilst ageing may not be your main concern right now, it is never to early to start good skincare and a regular skincare routine at home.
You may be battling with acne or scarring at this age, but some of the products that can help with those issues can double up for ageing.
Collagen – which simply works as a ‘glue’ that holds your body together and provides strength and elasticity in your skin, naturally begins to slow down in your mid 20’s. It makes up 80% of our skin when we are young. After the age of 25, we lose it at an estimated rate of 1% per year. Environmental factors such as smoking, high sugar consumption and unprotected sun exposure all contribute to premature aging as well.
Fine lines may start to appear around the eyes and brow area. These days botox is a popular preventative treatment for this, but a good skincare regime will never be wasted. Botox only works on the line, lines are not the only sign of ageing you will have on your skin though, there is dullness, uneven skin tone, dehydration, crepey neck and loss on tone- botox works on none of these, only the line. Nothing can beat a great skincare routine.
The best anti-ageing ingredient you will ever use is sunscreen and should be applied daily to your face and neck. The recommended dose to ensure full spf coverage is 1/2 teaspoon of sunscreen for your face and neck.
You don’t need to have any full on treatments or skincare, just start with being regular with your facials and routine.
Anti-oxidants are the best place to start. These put a shield over your skin cells to help give them protection from aggressors such as the sun, smoking and the environment, even internal aggressors such as alcohol and hormones.
Eye cream – This area is going to age 1st and learn off other people an start an eye cream now. There is no way this area isn’t going to age, so start an eye cream now and have less botox as you get older 🙂

In salon treatments

  • Level 1, 2 or 3
  • Carbon facials if you suffer from acne