The skin goes through many changes as it ages. During your 20s and 30s, if you haven’t already begun to take care of your skin, now is the time to start! During this time, many will begin to see the first signs of aging. In your 20s and 30s, studies show cell turnover rates and the production of collagen and elastin begin to slow down. Collagen and elastin are structural proteins in skin which keep it firm and supple.
1. Establish a basic skincare regimen
Before adding in additional steps to address the first signs of aging skin, it is important to establish a basic daily skincare regimen. The steps are: cleanse, tone, moisturize and protect.
The first three steps should be done morning and night. Skin is an organ that has a “clock,” meaning that part of the normal circadian cycle is for the skin to replenish skin cells and repair DNA at night. This is part of how cells detoxify themselves, and if makeup and debris have not been properly removed, the skin can’t get the oxygen it needs for the repair.
The final step of your basic regimen, protect, is arguably the most important steps to prevent skin’s signs of aging. Did you know that 80-90% of skin’s aging is caused by sun exposure and up to 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate clouds? Whether it is cloudy and rainy or the brightest day outside, it is necessary to wear a sunscreen to protect your skin.
We have three sunscreens to choose from based on your skin type: Oil Free SPF 40+ for oily and combination skin, Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ for all but sensitive skin and Solar Shade SPF 50 for dry and sensitive skin.
2. Care for your eyes
One of the first areas signs of aging appear is around the eyes, so adding an eyecare product to your daily routine will make a huge difference! Depending on your main concerns, we have several eye products to choose from.
An ideal eye product to use at the first signs of aging is Eye Restore. This lightweight eye cream will help improve fine lines, puffiness and restore skin’s texture. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types.
3. Add an exfoliant to your weekly routine
Since cell turnover begins to slow down in the 20s and 30s, it is time to add an exfoliant to your weekly routine. It is not beneficial to exfoliate every day because too much exfoliation can cause inflammation. We recommend exfoliating 1-3 times per week and to start slowly. glo’s exfoliants offer a range of products to choose based on skin type.
For a gentle yet effective exfoliant, choose Refresh Facial Polish for oily skin. Use Pumpkin Enzyme scrub for combination skin, Brightening Polish for dry skin and Gentle Enzyme Exfoliant for sensitive skin.
4. Use an antioxidant serum and a hydrator
The final ingredient pair to add to your daily routine is Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid. Vitamin C is a gold standard skincare ingredient. Our body needs Vitamin C in order to stimulate collagen production, but our bodies do not produce Vitamin C on their own. The best way to deliver it to skin is through a topical application.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, a brightener and is anti-inflammatory. Hyaluronic Acid is meant to be paired with Vitamin C in order to improve penetration and the pair helps safeguard skin against environmental damage. Apply 15% Vitamin C and follow with B5 Hydration in the morning after toning.
5. See an esthetician
For a more personalized approach to your ideal skin routine, see an esthetician and they can keep your skin in good condition for years to come! Your 20s and 30s is the time to develop healthy habits so you might be able to focus on prevention more than reversal in the future. Find your local glo therapeutics retailer.
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