Skin Care For Women In Their 20's
Posted On: - 2009-06-30 03:58:43
The Twenties are a time when you finally get out of your 'teens' and get prepared to take on the world. You might still be in college or may have started your career already. Twenties are also a time when you skin may have come over all the hormonal fluctuations of the adolescent years and is healthy and radiant. And to maintain the radiance and age gracefully, you need to take very good care of your skin. After all, the way you treat your skin now will show as you grow older.
Here are some skin care tips to take care of your skin during the 20's.
Identify your Skin Type
Before you even think of taking care of your skin, it is important to determine your skin type. When you know your skin type, you will know about its specific needs and requirements and will be able to take care of it effectively. You can buy skin care products formulated for the same and make sure all the needs are being met well.
Follow a Skin Care Regimen
The twenties are the best time to start of a skin care regimen in order to maintain the good health of your skin care regimen.
Start with a cleanser. Apply a mild cleanser that gently cleans your face and rids it of impurities accumulated within the skin pores. Women with dry skin should use creamy cleansers while those of you with oily skin should stick to gels. Try the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex or the Kinerase Gentle Daily Cleanser for great results.
Follow up the cleansing process with a toner. Toners remove all the residue particles left behind by the cleanser and normalize the pH balance of the skin. However, women with dry skin can skip this step. Also, avoid using alcohol based toners as they tend to dry the skin excessively. The Obagi Nu Derm Toner is a great choice.
Next, comes the moisturizer. Use a moisturizer that caters to your particular skin type and apply it liberally all over your face. A very common misconception among women is oily skin doesn't require moisturizer. This however, is not true. Oily skin is a result of excessive sebum and still needs moisture to keep the skin cells hydrated. Therefore, women with oily skin should use a light oil-free moisturizer. NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex is a great pick. On the other hand, women with dry skin should use rich creamy moisturizers like Kinerase Cream or NIA 24 Intensive Recovery Complex.
Apply sunscreen daily. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects the skin against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Also, it should have an SPF of 15 or higher. Apply the sunscreen all over the exposed areas of your body at least 15-20 minutes before you venture out in the sun. This will make sure it is well absorbed within the skin surface. Try the new Nia 24 Sun Damage Prevention SPF 30.
Exfoliate twice a week. Use a gentle exfoliating lotion or scrub to exfoliate your face twice a week in order to scrape off all the dead skin cells from the surface and reveal fresh ones from beneath. The Nia 24 Physical Cleansing Scrub is a superb exfoliating scrub.
Visit a Dermatologist
A dermatologist can examine your skin and recognize any signs of damage and prescribe remedies for the same. In fact, early diagnosis of diseases like skin cancer helps to treat it effectively. Therefore, its important you pay regular visits to your dermatologist.
Take a Healthy Diet and Exercise
What goes inside your body is as important as what you apply outside on your skin. Therefore, it is important to develop good healthy eating habits and include lots of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet.
Another good skin care habit is exercising. Exercise improves the skin complexion by pumping nutrients and oxygen through the body and helps to flush out toxins. Moreover, it boosts circulation and relieves your stress.
Reduce Alcohol and Quit Smoking if Possible
Alcohol might give you a great high but it takes heavy toll on your skim. Alcohol dehydrates the skin and makes it appear dry and dull. It further accelerates premature aging of the skin. Likewise, smoking also leads to premature aging of the skin by decreasing the blood flow to the body and thus inhibiting the oxygen from reaching the skin. Moreover, it increases the breakdown of collagen and leads to the development of wrinkles and fine lines.
Dr. Marilynn Syrett Graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, college of Osteopathic of the Pacific in 1998 and has a keen interest in the use and effectiveness of skin care products and acne skin treatments.