Skincare in our 20's
For those of us who once had a very oily skin in their twenties, may now, in their thirties, notice the skin behaving more drier than oily and perhaps the appearance of fine expression lines are beginning to be noticed. Or sensitivity may be present, perhaps products that you once used to use, can no longer be tolerated on your skin?
In our 20’s, although hormones within our bodies tend to balance out, due to the fast paced lifestyles so many of us lead, our skin can come up against many problems.
When it comes to treatments and products, there are so many available it can be difficult to know which ones to use. Firstly professional product and treatments will always give a better result as the formulation and ingredients used are more advanced and the activity levels are higher too, giving a better result in the skin; professionally developed products and treatments have had the research and time spent to ensure the best results are achieved.
Dryness and Dehydration are two very different concerns, although can appear similar; dryness is a lack of oil within the skin which is more difficult to treat and dehydration is a lack of water which can be much easier to treat, sometimes increasing your daily water intake can be enough to treat this. Ingredients to compliment a dry/dehydrated skin would include Hyaluronic Acid, Royal Jelly, Vitamin E and Shea Butter, if a dry or dehydrated skin is left untreated, then this can lead to premature ageing and sensitivity. See our range of dehyrated skin care products.
Any oily skin ages the slowest of all skin types, however, with an oily skin, often blocked pores and breakouts can be a problem. Therefore ingredients to compliment this skin type include Witch Hazel, Soapwort, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Camphor and Kaolin; all of which will help to control and balance an oily skin. Extractions should ideally be carried out during professional treatments as this will help to free blocked pores, reduce breakouts and allow ingredients to penetrate into the skin more effectively. See our range of control products for oily and spot prone skin.
Regular exfoliation is key for all skin types so looking at a course of acid peels may be of interest, peels can also be effective at reducing pigmentation, which can often be another concern, especially amongst sun worshipers. If pigmentation is a concern then a course of peels combined with the correct home care can result in a significant reduction of these brown marks on the skin. In addition to this, applying a Vitamin C based serum or moisturiser on a daily basis will not only help to lighten and brighten the complexion and any hyper pigmentation, but is also one of the most powerful ingredients at protecting the skin, therefore this would also have the added benefit to those living in a city or for someone who smokes. See our range of skin defence products.
Once you have decided upon the correct treatment and home care for you, most skin care companies will offer a type of trial pack or beauty bag (see our range of of beauty packs), this allows you around one month’s supply of product for you to sample and see how you get on, however, it is important to remember that it takes your skin on average 3 months to benefit from the full effect of new products.
In our 20’s if our skin is not cared for correctly, this can lead to premature ageing later on in our lives. With free radical attacks constantly damaging the skin and perhaps our diets and stress levels effecting it too, surely a little time educating ourselves on the correct step to take with our skin, will have us reaping the rewards later on in life.