Humans are habitual milestone markers. We celebrate every achievement by looking back at what we have had to go through to get to the current time. Bodywise, your skin tells your story for you as well. Seeing as it is one of your most noticeable parts, your skin is responsible for lots of first impressions. 


Keeping your skin healthy and supple is a lifetime service. These tips should mark your skin’s journey as you age gracefully.


In your 20s 

The 20’s are about exploration. And when you’re out there living it up, your skin is your supple, almost-flawless wingman(winglady?). During this time, you will experience 3 major issues. 


Dehydration 

• Texture issues 

• Post-teen inflammation 


Keeping your skin in top condition in your 20s makes the transition into 30 a lot easier. 


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1. HYDRATE

Keeping your water levels up may be one of the best things you do to your skin. Since you’ll be out and about more, your skin will lose water faster. The recommended intake is about 8 glasses. However, if you need to supplement with any products, moisturizers should be your friend.  


2. EXFOLIATE 

Exfoliating in your 20s is focused on clearing up dead skin cells and keeping the top layer as fresh as possible. Still, to minimize damage, try to keep your exfoliation routine as gentle as possible. Hormonal changes expose your skin to inflammation. You may notice your skin gets more cysts. Gentle bi-weekly exfoliation helps avoid further scarring. 


3. SCREEN THE SKIN

Protect your skin from harmful sunburn-causing rays by always having sunscreen close by. Aim for SPF 30 sunscreens to get the best out of your skin care regimen. 


4. MASTER YOUR SKIN

Knowing your skin type helps in choosing the right products. Most skin damage in your 20s will start to show in your late 20s and early 30s. Choosing skin-specific products lessens your make up burden and keeps your overall makeup costs low.  


5. MASTER A BEAUTY ROUTINE 

Your makeup routine in your 20s should be simple and quick. Settling on a routine exposes you to less risk that could be brought about by abrupt changes in products. Your makeup bag should include products targeting acne and breakouts as testosterone production is at its peak at this stage. 


6. KEEP MAKEUP LIGHT

Take advantage of your skin’s suppleness to keep it as makeup free as possible. However, if you opt for makeup, always make sure you wash it all off at night to prevent build up and clogging of pores.    


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