Your early 20s is the perfect time to start really taking care of your skin, and you'll thank yourself in the future if you do. So here are 5 things you should do for your skin if you're in your early 20s.
1. Develop and stick to a skincare routine
Having a skincare routine that works for your skin and actually sticking with it essential to having good skin when you're older.
After all, if you neglect your skin at this age how do you expect it to look good when you're older? Good genes can only do so much.
A simple routine for the morning is best as most people don't have the time or energy to use 5 different products so leave the more complex routine until the evening.
2. Always double cleanse
Yes, it's good that you're taking off your makeup but it's not enough.
Your skin still has leftover makeup and dirt on it from the day so in order to clean your face properly, you should always double cleanse on the days you're wearing makeup.
Double cleansing simply means washing your face twice, once to remove makeup and a second time to actually clean the face.
3. Start using SPF daily
I know you're probably sick of hearing about it but it's so important to wear SPF daily.
Not only does it help prevent sunburn and skin cancer but it also helps slow down the signs of ageing.
And yes, you should still be wearing SPF if you're inside most days as some UV rays can move through windows and cause damage.
4. Diet and Exercise are important
A balanced, healthy lifestyle is really key to good overall health, so if your lifestyle isn't the healthiest at the moment, change it!
Your early 20s is the perfect time to break bad habits and start new, healthy ones that you'll have for life.
Regular exercise and eating healthy is only going to benefit your skin, but of course, it's all about balance so a takeaway every now and then is totally okay.
5. Give your skin a regular break from makeup
I love makeup as much as the next girl but wearing a full face of it every single day is not good for your skin.
It needs a chance to breathe and if you have acne-prone skin not wearing any makeup is the best thing you can do for it.
Going completely makeup-free can be daunting. So if you're not able to go fully bare-faced in public yet it's okay to still do your brows, mascara and even a little highlight and blush if you need to.