Your complexion is flawless, your hair is lustrous, and you’re in the prime of your life. Welcome, in other words, to your 20s. With so much going for you, it’s only natural that you’d want to show it all off. One thing’s holding you back though; you’re not sure how to pull it off. Lucky for you, that’s where we step in. You see, providing practical beauty tips just happens to be our forte.
So, if you’re interested in beauty tips tailored specifically to the needs of 20-somethings, you’re in the right place.
REMEMBER TO CLEANSE
We get it, life in your 20s can be pretty full-on. If you’re not pulling all-nighters at work, then, chances are, you’ll be out on the town, dancing away until dawn. While it’s natural at this point in your life to burn the candle at both ends, that doesn’t mean your skin will thank you for it. Quite the opposite in fact; it’s probably kicking up a stink. Now, it may take 10 years, but mark our words, sooner or later you’ll begin to see the effects of all this fast-living. Or, rather, you will if you don’t take the right steps now to head off skin damage.
This is where cleansing comes in. Trust us, any skincare regimen worth its salt begins and ends with daily cleansing. So, whether it’s at 7 pm or 5 am, every time you get home, make sure to cleanse.
MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE
As you leave your teens behind, you’ll naturally find that your skin becomes less oily. This may seem like manna from heaven but it’s actually something of a double-edged sword. Like it or not, the onus is now on you to top-up your skin’s diminished moisture reserves. In plain English, that means you’re going to have to start moisturizing daily. Don’t sweat it though, just pick up a good oil-free moisturizer and go from there. You’ll thank us for it later.
BE SUN SMART
You know what the snowball effect is, right? Something starts small and progressively grows into something much bigger. Now, we know what you’re thinking, what’s that got to do with anything? Well, it turns out that sun damage works in pretty much the same way. You start with a little and things get progressively worse from there. If you’re not careful, in fact, you can easily end up looking old beyond your years. And that’s if you’re lucky. There’s also the small matter of skin cancer to worry about.
Clearly, we’re talking about a high stakes game. This is exactly why having an ace up your sleeve is so important. Or, to spell things out more explicitly, is why you should apply sunscreen to every inch of exposed skin each day. We really can’t stress this enough. You may be young but you still need to look after yourself.
EXPERIMENT WITH COLOR
Now’s the time when you should be taking inventive risks with your makeup. Don’t feel boxed-in by staid conventions. Instead pour all of that youthful exuberance of yours into edgy, boundary-pushing looks. More often than not, that’ll mean playing around with adventurous color combinations. Don’t hold back, really go for it. Take our word for it, you’ll never have a better chance to experiment with your look.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES
Even by the standards of skin, the skin around your eyes is extraordinarily thin. The experts tell us, in fact, that it’s the thinnest on the whole body. On one level, that’s quite a cool piece of trivia. On another, however, it presents us with something of a problem. Thin skin – as you can imagine – isn’t what you’d call robust. As luck would have it, in fact, it’s quite the opposite.
As a result of its china-like fragility, the skin around your eyes is incredibly prone to wrinkles. Which, as far as looking good goes, isn’t what you want to hear. Thankfully, however, this is by no means an intractable problem. In fact, to hold those pesky crow’s feet at bay, all you’ve to do is apply a quality eye cream.