The ultimate skincare routine for your 20’s

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If you don’t yet follow a skincare routine by the middle of your 20’s, it’s probably time to start.

Looking after your skin now will ensure you have it down by the time the aging (gracefully!) process starts.

Skin issues facing many in their 20’s tend to be breakouts, acne, and dry skin.

Here is the best skincare routine to follow for whatever type of skin you have:

Combination skin
Step 1: Wipe away eye make-up with micellar water or eye make-up remover.
Step 2: Use a foaming wash for combination skin to remove any final traces of make-up.
Step 3: In the morning, apply a light moisturiser with a high SPF under your make-up to protect from sun or wind damage.
Step 4: Before bed, apply a night cream to ensure you wake up with a glow.

Skin tip: 1-3 times a week use an exfoliater to polish away dead skin cells and leave your skin renewed and fresh.

Oily skin
Step 1: Remove eye make-up with micellar water or eye make-up remover.
Step 2: Use an oil-free foaming cleanser to remove any remaining trace of make-up.
Step 3: Apply toner to oily areas (generally the T-zone).
Step 4: Use a light, oil-free moisturiser with a high SPF under your make-up during the day.
Step 5: Night creams can be too heavy and pore-clogging for skin prone to oiliness. Instead, use a serum designed for oily skin that will hyrdrate your skin as you sleep without clogging pores.

Skin tip: If oily skin has you feeling self-conscious during the day, carry some blotting papers in your handbag.

Dry skin
Step 1: Use a cream cleanser to wipe any traces of make-up from your skin.
Step 2: Go over skin once again with a cream cleanser or soap and fragrance-free foam cleanser specialised for dry skin to ensure all your make-up is removed.
Step 3: Apply a serum with skin calming properties under moisturiser.
Step 4: Use a moisturiser for dry skin with a high SPF underneath your make-up.
Step 5: Before bed, apply a night cream for dry skin that will keep your skin hydrated.

Skin tip: Always use warm water, not hot when washing your face (and your body for that matter!)