Your skin is a vital resource, and it’s important to find ways to safeguard it from nature’s elements or aging over time. While keeping your skin safe seems like a no-brainer, there’s more to it than you would expect. Although many people focus on anti-aging in their 30s or 40s, starting as early as your 20s can give you a huge advantage in keeping your skin looking great for the long run. Here are some important ways to start boosting your skincare habits with the help of your aesthetician.
1. Start With a Basic (and Effective) Skincare Routine
Your skin can go through a lot in your 20s – from hormonal changes to sun damage to neglect. A basic skincare (and effective) routine should involve:
- Cleanse once or twice per day with a mild, foaming cleanser. Avoid using harsh soaps which can strip your skin and cause bad reactions.
- Apply a gentle moisturizer for your skin type. If you have dry skin, consider reapplying more than twice per day.
- Apply sunscreen with at least SPF30. even if you don’t spend time outside.
After this basic routine, you can apply makeup and go about your day. At night, make sure to use an oil-based makeup remover before cleansing and stay away from makeup remover wipes. If your aesthetician recommends additional active ingredients like glycolic acid or vitamin C, these should be applied before your moisturizer.
2. Consider Botox®
Botox® is an excellent and non-invasive solution for rejuvenating your skin. Additionally, the process is fast and guarantees long-lasting results. It’s an excellent strategy for both preventing wrinkles and relaxing furrows that come with having an especially expressive face. Over the long term, opting for Botox early can help prevent the need for more extensive anti-aging treatments later on. And, keep in mind Botox isn’t just for anti-aging – it can also be used to transform your look by lifting the brow, adjusting a gummy smile, or flipping the upper lip, to name just a few techniques.
3. Get a Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is a medical-grade skincare treatment that involves using concentrated chemical solutions to exfoliate the skin. It usually uses high-grade forms of active ingredients like Alpha-Hydroxy Acids like you might find in your skincare regimen. The process causes the surface of the skin to shed its dead skin cells and debris, revealing healthy and glowing skin underneath. With regular treatments, chemical peels can reduce concerns like aging, acne, pigmentation, texture, dryness, and oiliness. The best part is that chemical peels can be customized to your unique skincare needs. Consider adding chemical peels once per month to your skincare regimen.
4. Consider Microneedling
Microneedling is one of the most popular skincare treatments on the market, so it’s likely you’ve heard about it. It works by harnessing your skin’s natural wound-healing response by generating tiny pin-pricks in the skin to stimulate collagen production. This comes with a number of benefits, including a reduction in aging signs, dullness, roughness, and many more. You can add this to your monthly regimen for ongoing rejuvenation to stave off aging and maintain a glowing, healthy look.
Schedule a Consultation
At Glow Up Aesthetics, we can offer the best in effective skincare at any decade of life. To meet with our team and learn more about living with your most confident self in your 20s, contact our Kalamazoo office by calling or filling out our online form.