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Sam Dobson Writes: Skin Care For Your Late Twenties

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Skin Care For Your Late Twenties

One day, I looked in the mirror and suddenly realized that I no longer had an effortlessly young-looking face. The subtle changes of age have started to rear their ugly faces on my face! I'm sure that I am not the only twenty-something that has experienced such a glass shattering moment. Now that I'm less than 1,000 days from the big 30 (gasp!), its clear that I need to bump my skin regime up a notch. If your current beauty routine solely consists of that oil-free face wash you used as a teenager, I think it's safe to say you need a refresher. Check out these quintessential skin products you need to start using in your late twenties.

Gently Exfoliating Cleanser

Through your teens and early twenties, beach days with no sunscreen and party nights without washing your face before bed wrecked havoc on your youthful skin. The damage is starting to show and you need more than just make-up remover. Choose a cleanser that removes make-up but also gently exfoliates to rid your pretty face of dead skin cells. Avoid heavy exfoliates for daily wash, those are better suited for about once a week.
Olay Regenerating Cream Cleanser

Moisturizer with SPF

To avoid further sun damage on that good looking mug of yours, SPF must be a part of your every day regime. Choose a lightweight moisturizer with UVA and UVB protection. This daily habit will not only protect your face from harmful UV rays, but will also keep your skin hydrated on the regular. Go for lightweight and oil free.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Broad Spectrum Moisturizer

Eye Cream

If you don't already treat the skin around your eyes, its about high time you start. As we age, dark circles slowly emerge, skin sags, and subtle lines start to appear around the windows to our soul. Eye cream will help diminish lines, brighten and plump the skin around the eyes. Dermatologists recommend applying an eye cream with SPF in morning and a hydrating eye cream in the evening.

Roc Sensitive Eye Cream

Retinol Cream

If you're like me, retinol cream is a foreign concept. In a nutshell, retinol is a vitamin A topical that helps prevent acne and shrinks the size of pores. Retinol's super powers include a boost in collagen production to increase firmness and elasticity in the skin. Added bonus, retinol combats dark spots and discoloration caused by sun damage.  

Philosophy Help Me Cream

Now that you've had a crash course in the proper skin care routine for your late twenties, it's time to step up your game. With a few years left before the big 3-0, now is the time to make a preemptive strike against wrinkles, discoloration, and dark circles. We can't stay young and flawless for ever but we can take care of our skin so that we age gracefully.



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