Your 20s are the messiest, confusing but the best years of your life. You are carefree and naïve and young and fabulous, all rolled into one! But as you grow older, you realise how important it is to look after your skin in your prime days so that your older self won’t hate the younger you. Here are some beauty things that women in their 30s wish they had paid attention to when they were in their 20s.
Invest in hydrating products
Get hydrating beauty products to maintain the plump and soft skin you have in your 20s. Face masks, moisturisers and hydrating serums and mists are skin saviours. Keeping your skin hydrated is absolutely non-negotiable for healthy, younger looing skin in your later years.
Don’t pop that pimple
That ugly red zit that has popped up overnight tempts you mercilessly to pop it but you’ve got to resist it. Picking at a pimple can leave permanents marks and dark spots on your face. Next time you see a pimple coming out, treat it with benzoyl peroxide or an anti-acne cream rather than going all brutal on it.
Don’t skip on SPF
Sunscreen is more than a skincare product; it’s a skin necessity. Sun exposure worsens the dark circles and wrinkles that you develop in your late 20s. Even when you are indoors or it’s cold outside, always wear an SPF to shield your skin from the sun.
Get your beauty sleep
There ain’t no time for sleep in your schedule with all those assignments and pending episodes on Netflix when you’re in your 20s. But it is the worst thing you could be doing to yourself. Lack of sleep raises cortisol levels in your skin which leads to inflammation of skin. Get a good night’s sleep of at least 6 hours for flawless and clear skin.
Start on anti-ageing now
How early is too early to start including anti-ageing products in your beauty regimen, you ask? We say now! It is recommended you start using the right anti-ageing products for your skin as soon as you hit mid-20s. The ingredients in anti-ageing products protect you from early ageing signs and boost collagen, improving skin elasticity. As they say, prevention is better than cure!