Its always good to start early

Its always good to start early

Skin care is important no matter what your age.

Younger skin always looks fresher, healthier and more radiant but as we age, we begin losing the ability to produce collagen which helps with the firmness and plumpness of our skin. Cultivating positive skincare habits and starting early with products that won’t disrupt the delicate oils and pH balance of your skin is the key to maintaining your glow. Developing a routine at a young age can prove to be highly beneficial in years to come.

Cleanse the day away
Using a good cleanser is the key in your 20s more than any other products. Understand your skin – is it oily, dry, sensitive or combination and then go for the right one for your skin type. Wash your face 2-3 times a day and do wash away all that makeup before you go to bed.

Facial Mists
These are so fabulous for all skin type and so healing, soothing and hydrating. Floral mists such as rose and lavender smell divine and instantly nourish your skin. Mineral based mists are great too! Perfect to heal sensitive skin exposed to the sun and help balance the pH level of your skin, spray 2-3 times a day to feel fresh.

It’s a very natural part of life that your skin starts to lose the ability to repair itself starting in your mid 20s so it’s important to go for serums to give that extra boost to your skin. A good vitamin C serum is all that you need. Apply a few drops in the day, before you go for your moisturiser to brighten, prevent and repair damage caused by all the environmental factors such as pollution, harmful rays of the sun, harsh winds etc.

Spf is the holy grail
I regularly get asked, what is the one skincare product you cannot live without? (I have two! Serum and my sunblock) UV rays burn, damage and age your skin no matter which age you are and result in deep lines forming, dull skin and pigmentation. I used to slather on sunscreen on my boys the minute they started going to play school and during our beach holidays when they were very tiny. Sunscreen is a must every day, always, indoors, outdoors and even when it’s cloudy.

Go for the one that best suits your skin. A good exfoliator can be a life saver. One which is very gentle and environmental friendly. Not more than once a week to get rid of all the dead skin cells, unclog pores, boost circulation and to keep your skin soft and smooth.

I would also recommend doing a hydration mask once a week. The right face mask for your skin can give you that extra boost. It will also add hydration and help pull out impurities.