7 Skin Tips for Your Twenties!

Did you know that something as simply as drinking from a straw can cause wrinkles? Bet you never thought of it too much until I just said this, right? I know, I was in awe the first time I heard a bunch of the simplest ways we get wrinkles too! So maybe next time you ask for a straw at the restaurant, imagine your lips pursed around it & all the wrinkles that will form along with your laugh lines. I mean even smiling causes wrinkles, so might as well just keep it natural and let your smile age you vs. wrinkles caused by using a straw. Back in the day women thought that the one sure shot time for ageing was our 30’s. You know once we are married and have children, so on and so fourth. Unfortunately considering the change in our daily lives, diets, the environment and global warming. Lets just say that 20 is now the new 30. So to start of November, for all you ladies looking for ways to preserve your looks, this blog is just for you!

1. It is never too early to start anti-ageing.

The first step to anti-ageing is simply by starting to use sunscreen. I often talk to my clients & people who write to me asking for how to care for their skin to use a good, useful & effective sun block. What is great is, there is a large range of make up products that now come loaded with SPF so you don’t really have to look an extra mile for the right kinda care against UV rays. Sunlight is one of the greatest causes for ageing as well. Following that, relying on a good anti-ageing serum for your daily routine will keep you on the right track.

2. Skipping Sunscreen is the biggest mistake you will ever make.

Do I really need to elaborate on this one? Since its pretty much what we talk about in # 1 too. SPF 30 is the best!

3. Don’t skin the neck & hands.

As teenagers or even adolescents a lot of us take up the habit of nail biting, so I once heard a high level CEO tell me that especially when she hiring women it really matters to her that their hands & feet are well kept. When I asked why, she explained that the more meticulously you care for yourself, the more responsible you seem when interviewing for a job. And even though it might make no sense to you right now, some day it will. So when you take care of your face, take equally good care of your hands. Get a good hands & feet moisturiser, rely on manicures/pedicures.

4. Eye cream is worth spending money on.

Need I say more? The skin around your eyes is the thinnest & most sensitive. So never skimp out on taking care of your eyes. By 25, find an eye cream that will suit your skin & your needs. The more moisturising the cream is, the less you will see crows feet appear. Sunglasses that are protect against UV rays are essential too.

5. Being active, keeps you young & healthy.

Exercise, exercise, exercise. Its great for your health, your skin & even your soul.

6. Lukewarm showers are the way to go.

We all love a nice, hot shower, especially on a cold winter day. But by the time you hit your mid twenties, tone the hot down to luke warm. Hot water in fact is really bad for your skin, it dries out your hair & skin in no time. Also try not to wash your hair daily as you age, as you age your natural oils on the scalp start to decrease, so by washing your hair daily you will end up losing some essential natural oils.

7. Lock down your anti-ageing routine.

Start early & keep it up. Here are some ingredients you can look for in your make up & anti-ageing products:

– Retinol
– Collagen
– Vitamin C
– Peptides

One of the greatest causes of concern for any woman is ageing. So I hope these few tips are a good beginning to your anti-ageing routine if you don’t already have one and if you do then kudos to you! I always talk about how important it is to take care of yourself, mind, body & soul. You are the most important part of your life, never forget that. So always take care of you, before you take of the rest of the world. Remember to leave me your comments, feedback & questions in the comments or on my Facebook page, along with what you would like to see more of on my page! Until next time, have a good one!