This Is The Best Skin-Care Routine For Your 20s

the best skin-care routine for your 20s
photo: Annie Costello


Want flawless skin in your thirties and beyond? In your twenties, you can get away with neglecting your skin because young skin heals fast, which means all those poor diet choices and late nights will take a toll on your body.

Don’t worry, though, there are some things you can do now to prevent your skin from being damaged or aging. Invest in some skincare staples, take care of your skin now and you’ll be reaping the rewards as you get older!

1. A potent moisturizer

A potent moisturizer is something you can spend those pennies on. Invest in one that’ll repair your skin and help lock in the youthful areas so that by the time you hit your thirties, your skin will stay exactly the same. The best moisturizers can be used as overnight creams to get plump, hydrated skin in the morning.

Instead of budget creams that work on young skin, invest in one that really works. Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream transforms and treats the skin, and will preserve your skin for longer. It hydrates skin and blurs imperfections, there’s a reason why it’s a best-seller. Available here.

2. A skincare device


The key to flawless skin is exfoliation, but it has to be gentle enough not to tug on the skin or create damage. You can buy exfoliators and cloths but you can’t beat a skincare device that buffs away dead skin and promotes a healthy, wrinkle-free complexion.

FOREO devices are a favorite of the girls in the CGD offices because they are available for different skin types and problems. The Luna Mini 2 is the perfect introductory device to get your skin under control. it’ll give you flawless skin in under one week and help keep it healthy and blemish free for the entire time you use it! Available here.

3. Start protecting your skin from the sun


SPF is an important part of your skincare regime that you’re probably neglecting. Did you know you should include sun protection even in winter? It should be a step you include before moisturizer and primer, you can even get products with built-in sun protection.

Shiseido broad spectrum face cream has SPF 42 and is water resistant, so it’s perfect for all year round. Available here.

4. Bring some natural products into your routine 


Natural skincare is usually kinder to skin, it contains no nasties and won’t dry out or damage particularly sensitive skin. You can find products that are gluten-free, vegan and allergen-free these days. As you get older it’s a good idea to start thinking about eliminating chemicals that strip the skin and embracing everything that’ll be good for it.

Youth To The People have a great (and very pretty) range of natural products. This Kale + Spinach cleanser is a solution for dryness, fine lines and aging skin. It’s vegan, cruelty-free and contains all your favorite superfoods! Available here.

5. Take your supplements

To get perfect skin from within you should start watching what you eat and drinking more water. Supplements will also help. Equi’s Beautiful Supplement is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite skincare products, it contains collagen and everything you need to bring your body back to harmony and get super clear skin, too! Available here.

6. Perfect your skin with a serum


The final step you should invest in if you’re trying to keep your skin clear and smooth is serum. Philosophy’s When Hope Is Not Enough serum is perfect for skin of any age.  Not only is it oil-free and lightweight it reduces the first signs of aging and prevents future signs of aging from creeping up. It also brightens and hydrates the skin. Apply a few drops in the morning and evening before moisturizer for perfect skin! Available here.


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  1. I wanna try the Foreo device and I’m looking for a serum to add to my routine and mix it with my moisturizer

    Glam Observer

  2. I’ve started to take better sun protection measurements for my skin this year – actually, last year, in 2016. I’m not really good at it, but I’ll try to stick to it this summer as much as possible. I know it will be worth it.

    I have really mixed feelings about “vitamins” and “supplements” that promise you good looking skin, hair and everything. Did anyone try them? Are they actually good, with no side effects?

    Cristina | *janded

  3. One of my resolutions this year is actually to up and keep a proper skincare routine! I’ve bought some moisturizer for my face and body oil, I really need to look into stuff with spf and eye cream though as I really do want to keep that youthful looking skin!

  4. Love tip #3. Sun protection is so important year-round – especially as 90% of skin aging according to the Skin Cancer Foundation is caused by UV rays from the sun. It’s important to start good sun protection habits earlier rather than later as the affects of sun damage are cumulative. Finally make sure you choose a SPF product that also provides broad spectrum protection. SPF is only a measure of protection against UVB rays. A broad spectrum SPF product will protect against both UVB and UVA rays. In general UVB rays cause sunburn and skin cancer while UVA rays cause skin aging and skin cancer.

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