The Best Anti-Ageing Skincare for your 20s

The Best Anti-Ageing Skincare for your 20s

Taking about anti-aging in your 20s may sound like an alien subject but it is definitely not a topic that you should avoid. I’m going to explain what kind of care your skin needs and the best products for every stage of your routine to prevent early aging and fight the impact of a busy lifestyle.

Why Should you Use Ant-Ageing Skincare in your 20s?

Although, your skin is still young and fresh, there are a few things that you can do in your 20s which will help you to keep your skin in its best condition as you move into your 30s and 40s.

As you start to age, skin-repairing agents in your system start to slow down. This means that it takes longer for your skin to recover from any kind of damage.

In your 20s, skincare is preventative; You may have not starting seeing any signs of ageing just yet but getting in a good skincare routine now will have a huge impact on your skin develops in the future.

There are also lots of lifestyle factors, such as lack of sleep, smoking, pollution and too much sun that can accelerate the ageing process, so starting with skincare that supports and protects your skin can help fight these early signs.

Cleanse Properly

Once you hit your 20s, your body starts to change a little and one of the main changes it makes is related to hormones. Your hormones tend to balance out after your teen years and this can have a tremendous effect on your skin especially for those who are prone to oily skin and acne.

Those who see a reduction in their acne should step away from harsh drying cleansers, as continuous use may cause stripping of your skin. Instead, opt for milk based cleansers which are less harsh on the skin but still are able to remove all makeup and impurities.

Another option could be using cleansing oils and balms, which help to dissolve makeup and dirt to allow easier removal. This helps to reduce sensitivity and irritation.

Cleansing your face is essential for your skin to renew itself and prevent clogging of your pores. Have a routine of deep cleansing every night alongside a more basic morning routine.

Keep Skin Fresh with Exfoliation

As you get older, your skin also starts to get drier and can look dull. You should start using light exfoliation to remove any build-up of dead skin cells in order to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant.

The gentlest way to exfoliate is with a chemical exfoliant containing AHAs and BHAs, which are gentle yet effective. Those with very dry skin can also use physical exfoliants like scrubs – however you should avoid nut kernels and opt for spherical beads instead as these are gentler on your skin.

Aim to exfoliate twice a week (or 3 times a week if you have really dry skin). If you’re using a scrub, use it at night, as this will give your skin time to recover and heal overnight.

Start Using an Eye Cream

Your eye contour is one of the most delicate areas of skin on your body, which also makes it one of the most prone to skin damage and the first to show signs of ageing. Adding an eye cream into your routine will help to keep the area hydrated and the skin strong.

When applying an eye cream, do not rub into the area but instead gently dab product onto the orbital bone to allow it to absorb in without pulling at the delicate skin.

Using a moisturising cream on the eyes is more than enough in your 20s and you don’t need to worry about any anti-ageing ingredients at this point. Aim for using this twice a day – morning and night.

Use SPF Everyday

This is possibly one of the biggest musts when it comes to anti-ageing. Sun damage can not only cause pigmentation and burns but has a huge role in ageing. UVA rays are known to be one of the main causes of premature ageing.

Get in the habit of using a broad spectrum SPF every day – even on dull grey days, as UVA has the ability to penetrate through glass and clouds. Also look for foundations and moisturisers which contain some SPF protection as this will further protect you in the sun.

Try Treatment Masks

Your 20s are also the time to be a little brave with your skincare; You can experiment with products and find out what suits your skin type and condition.

This is the time where it is worth investing in some hydrating and antioxidant masks to really give your skin a kick start and fight the impact of tiredness and pollution.

Learn about your skin and treat it with the love it deserves. Observe patterns and changes throughout the month and have a dedicated pamper day at least once a week.



Resident Pharmacist

With a Masters in Pharmacy, I am here to explain the science behind the beauty. I offer expert advice on ingredients, the latest Skincare trends, lifestyle choices and any skin concerns you may have. I enjoy travelling and taking part in running events like Tough Mudder and the Colour Run. Currently loving: La Roche Posay Eau Thermal