Just because you’re in your twenties, doesn’t mean you don’t need to look after your skin. Your thirty-something self will thank you.
It’s never too late to start caring for your skin, but the earlier you start, the better as ultimately prevention is far more effective than correction.
Below is an ideal 3-step skincare routine, designed by Skin Republic to help you get started.
Step 1: Purify
It’s important to establish a skincare routine in your 20s to find out what works for your skin and to help prevent skin issues later in life. Purifying skin’s pores should be the first step of your skincare regime. Products which deeply clean pores and clear out dirt and oil are ideal.
The Skin Republic Bubble Purifying+ Charcoal Face Mask Sheet (AED 30) is the ideal purifying mask. It begins to bubble and foam when exposed to air and the tiny micro-bubbles dive deep into the skin’s pores removing dirt and oil, helping to prevent blackheads and pimples. Fruit acids in the formulation gently exfoliate leaving skin looking bright and fresh.
Step 2: Hydrate
The second step in a 20-something’s skincare regime is all about hydration (yes, even if you have oily skin). Skin that is hydrated absorbs skincare ingredients more efficiently – meaning your current products work harder at giving you great skin. Hydrated skin also holds on to make-up for longer helping you look flawless all day.
Step 3: Targeted treatments
The final step is targeted treatments. Whether you are starting to see the signs of dryness, pigmentation, dark spots or breakouts, it’s important to start using products that address these concerns specifically.
The Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask (AED 24) reduces pigmentation and dark spots helping to even skin tone. Our Hyaluronic Acid +Collagen Face Mask (AED 25) is a perfect fit for dry skin while the Spots + Blemish Face Mask (AED 24) with tea tree and salicylic acid makes breakouts a distant memory.
Key skincare ingredients for your 20s
During your 20s, choosing the right skincare ingredients to maintain healthy skin as you get older is key.
Vitamin C: This is a skincare staple no matter what your age. It helps brighten dull skin, reduce sunspots, freckles and evens skin tone. Vitamin C also helps counteract the negative effects of free radicals.
Charcoal: Charcoal is an excellent skin purifier. It acts as a magnet drawing out dirt, impurities, bacteria and other microparticles from deep within your skin’s pores. Charcoal also aids in detoxifying and balancing the skin.
Salicylic Acid: A gentle exfoliant, salicylic acid not only cleans and exfoliates the outer layers of the skin but also within the skin’s pores. This helps existing pimples and breakouts to heal faster and even prevent their return because of the anti-bacterial benefits.
The great thing about Skin Republic is that all their Masks are dermatologist tested and are not tested on animals. Skin Republic masks have a three-year shelf life and are available from:
Department stores: Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Areej, Lifestyle, Karji
Pharmacies: BinSina, Boots, Manara, Docib, Medicine Shoppe, United Pharmacy.
Supermarkets: Spinney’s, Waitrose, Al Maya and Blush