Worrying about your skin in your 20s can be a little too early, we agree. It’s that phase when you are too busy making a career for yourself and taking life as it comes. But, certain habits need to be formed while you’re still young so you don’t have to deal with bigger issues as you age. We are talking skin care, girls!

With the kinds of lifestyle we lead, it is common for your skin to age before time. Precisely why, you need to start caring for it in your 20s. Trust us, this will save you from many other major skin concern. Inculcate the following skin care habits while you are a twenty-something and your skin will thank you later in life...

Never skip sunscreen
 

Never skip sunscreen

The advantages of slathering sunscreen regularly before stepping out in the sun are more than you can imagine. Sunscreens not only help prevent sunburns and premature aging but also, decrease the risk of skin cancer and various other skin reactions. Start wearing sunscreen with high SPF, such as the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 24 PA++ UV Lotion Light Feel, so that your skin is protected from the harsh UV rays from early on.

Treat acne, don’t pick
 

Treat acne, don’t pick

It’s best to treat acne rather than to pick at it. Picking can leave scars behind which take a longer time to heal. Precisely why, we also suggest avoiding touching your face too often in order to prevent the bacteria on your fingers from transferring onto your face. Certain ingredients such as Apple Cider Vinegar, aloe vera and tea tree oil can help treat acne at home.

Get rid of all your makeup before bed
 

Get rid of all your makeup before bed

Sleeping with makeup can be the worst decision ever! It can lead to clogged pores, premature ageing, dullness and uneven skin tone. Precisely why, you need to form the habit of removing all your makeup before hitting the bed while you’re in your 20s, and keep it going even as you age (and as your skin ages). On days when you feel too lazy, just grab the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water which not only removes all the makeup but also, cleanses your skin, leaving it nourished and glowing.

Wash hands before face
 

Wash hands before face

Always wash your hands before you wash your face. Unclean hands can transfer all the bacteria to your face, which in turn could lead to skin breakouts. To avoid any more skin problems, make sure you follow the hand-first-face-next rule.

Invest in a good eye cream
 

Invest in a good eye cream

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive. It is that area which shows the very first signs of ageing. Therefore, invest in a good eye cream that will prevent your skin from ageing before time. We suggest you use the Dermalogica Total Eye Care that is chemical-free, SPF-infused and helps reduce puffiness and fine lines and minimizes dark circles.

Sleep well and stay hydrated
 

Sleep well and stay hydrated

Though it’s important to drink plenty of water every day, it is also a great idea to use skin care products that boost skin hydration. While water will keep your skin hydrated, hydrating ingredients will boost the overall moisture levels of your skin, helping you look fresh and rejuvenated. Apart from hydration, sleeping well is equally important. Your skin cells regenerate overnight, precisely why, you need to get a good 8 hours of sleep, so you wake up feeling energized and happy.