What You Can Be Doing In Your 20’s To Save Your Skin In Your 40’s

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Skin sabotage. Chances are you are already doing it.

As much as we all would love wrinkles to be erasable, unfortunately once they arrive they are here to stay. However, there are steps to take in your 20’s to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and dull looking skin.

Here is a full rundown of the do’s and don’ts for your skin to make it glow later in life.

1. Sunscreen, Sunscreen and more Sunscreen

The days as a child being fully lathered in white, sticky, greasy sunscreen from head to toe may have caused a tiny bit of PTSD.

So naturally, the thought of doing that now isn’t quite so appealing. Unsurprisingly, the skincare industry has developed and evolved sunscreen into something quite spectacular for everyday adult use.

The fact of the matter is: you should be wearing sunscreen everyday. Especially here in Australia.

It’s protection from UV rays means that first and foremost, you risk of skin cancer is decreased.

But further, it reduces premature ageing and pigmentation because nothing ages you faster than the sun.

The sunscreen business is expanding, so access to odorless or sophisticated scents is easier than ever. Better yet, you don’t have to worry about being left oily or with a white caste, as face sunscreens are specifically made with that in mind.

HOT TIP: Don’t just stop at your face, apply sunscreen to the neck and hands as they are the next most vulnerable.

Investing in a sunscreen is investing in your skin.

2. Invest in your skin

It sounds simple but is so important. Investing not just money, but time into your skincare routine can yield a plethora of results. From targeting pigmentation to dryness and undereye bags there is a product out there for everything.

Setting aside money from your monthly budget to dedicate to looking after your skin is something you wont regret when you are older.

Because, as much as it sucks, usually the most expensive products are expensive for a reason… they work.

Taking the time out of your day to invest in your skincare routine will also not go to waste. Your skin will love you for creating a skincare regime and sticking to it daily. Not to mention the mental health benefits of having a morning routine.

HOT TIP: Check out Bondi Beautys Luxury Products for under $100

Expensive products usually provide excellent results.

3. Moisturise

Again, another no brainer but also a tedious and lacklustre task.

Simply put, the water in typical moisturisers is soaked up by dry skin cells which in turn plump up and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

To be healthy and vibrant, skin needs to be clean and full of moisture. When it lacks moisture it cant regenerate cells as easily, leading to dry, flaky and dull skin.

Keeping your neck and decollatage hydrated can also help it appear more youthful.

HOT TIP: The best time to apply moisturiser is right after you shower. The hot water can strip away natural oils so after a shower is the prime time to rejuvinate the skin.

4. Be Gentle

Research the ingredients in your skincare, and make sure you apply it with care.

Make sure the skincare you are selecting doesn’t have harsh chemicals or exfoliants in it. Often, face cleansers have an extremely high pH which can leave your skin vulnerable.

Whilst an occasional exfoliation is healthy to rejuvenate your skin, often the ingredients used can strip your face of all the good stuff.

HOT TIP: When applying eye creams, use your ring fingers as they have an equal amount of pressure and are the weakest.

5. Collagen

Collagen is sometimes referred to as the non invasive Botox. With an abundance of ways to take it, there are plenty of claims collagen delivers wonders for skin, hair and nails.

Whilst your body already produces collagen, over time that production slows down. As a result, increasing your collagen intake leads to skin hydration, reduces wrinkles and supports joints.

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