Our twenties are undoubtedly an exciting time in our lives, often involving the launch of our careers, moving into our first proper home or just being at the peak of general health and fitness. The same can be said for our skin too; we’re generally experiencing less acne and oiliness than we did in our teens, we’re yet to experience those exaggerated fine lines that might start to develop in our 30s and our skin is mostly plump and radiant. So a thorough skincare routine which considers anti-ageing care and nourishment is the least of our worries right? Wrong. In fact, the work we do to look after our skin in these years plays a major role in keeping it looking youthful and radiant later on in life. Here’s how to maintain healthy, radiant skin in your twenties and beyond.
Protect the skin from external aggressors
If there’s one skincare mantra to follow in your twenties it’s protection and prevention. Whilst lines, wrinkles and dark spots might not be top of mind yet, our skin is still exposed to harsh environmental aggressors such as pollution and free radicals which alter the skin’s cellular structure and lead to early ageing later in life. Incorporating anti-ageing products that contain antioxidants to protect against these aggressors, such as the NUXE Creme Prodigieuse® Boost Range will help to keep the skin youthful for longer.
The Gel and Silky Anti-Ageing Creams are easy ways of adding daily protection into your skincare routine. Containing jasmine flower antioxidant complex, they protect against pollution, smooth the complexion and eliminate the first signs of ageing.
We all know that a good night’s sleep isn’t exactly top of the agenda in our young adult life and the signs can show, especially on our skin. Fatigue and tiredness cause the skin cells to tire, leaving the complexion dull and under eye circles more pronounced. As well as getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of water, you can also fight fatigue and boost radiance with the right skincare products.
The Creme Prodigieuse Boost Range has also been formulated to fight signs of fatigue by using cellular sugar to boost skin-cell function. Use the anti-fatigue Energising Priming Concentrate to refresh and re-energise the skin before moisturiser and tackle under-eye circles with the Multi-Correction Eye Balm Gel which uses caffeine to decongest the eye area.
Wear daily SPF
Sun damage is another nasty which can be sustained during your twenties yet not reveal itself until later life, so don’t fall prey to obsessive sun tanning. Even when it’s cloudy, the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB can be causing lasting damage to the skin and lead to early ageing.
Use a daily facial SPF to keep the skin protected, and of course use a sun cream on the rest of your skin when exposed in the warmer months.
Get serious about cleansing
No more moisture-stripping, lazy makeup wipe removal; it’s time to get grown-up with your cleansing routine. Ensure you’re choosing products that are both kind to the skin whilst working to remove all dirt, bacteria and pollution. Remove your makeup with a gentle remover, such as a Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals then double cleanse with a cream or oil based formula to work deeper into the skin. Using nourishing and efficient cleansing products will help to keep the skin plumped and youthful whilst removing any harmful toxins from the skin’s surface.
Shop the Creme Prodigieuse® Boost Range alongside other essential skincare products for your twenties on the NUXE site here.