You thought your pimply teenage years were behind you, and that wrinkles and sun damage wouldn’t crop up until your 30s, right?
In reality, you’ve probably noticed hormonal acne cropping up around that time of the month or signs of sun damage – and you aren’t alone! Your skin in your 20s may need a little TLC to look its very best.
You’ll want to deal with three skin issues in your 20s:
- Addressing any prevalent skin concerns.
- Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.
- Preventing the early signs of aging.
How your skin changes in your 20s
You can thank your hormones for your fluctuating complexion. Yes, your body is producing hormones more evenly than when you were a teenager, but the amount still fluctuates with lifestyle changes – like the stress of adulthood, the food you eat and even the fact that your body is preparing for pregnancy (even if you aren’t).
The good news? In your early 20s, your body is still producing collagen, so your skin will look taught, plump and bouncy. On the other hand, as you approach your mid-20s, cell turnover slows, which means dead skin can build up, leading to an overall look of dullness and skin discolouration. You may also see signs of sun damage showing, like fine lines and dark spots.
In your late 20s the development of collagen slows, so you may notice more signs of aging and your face may appear less plump and full. Fine lines near the eyes and mouth may start to develop.
The best organic skincare routine for your 20s
If you’ve had the same skincare routine since your teenage years (or even no skincare routine) now is the perfect time to revamp what you’re doing to address the skin concerns you have now, and work on preventative skincare so you’ll continue to glow into your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond.
What you do now for your skin will show as you age.
Here is a minimalist organic skincare routine for anyone in their 20s dealing with hormonal acne and signs of sun damage.
Simple skincare routine for your 20s
Step 1: Cleanse and tone to remove makeup, dead skin build-up and balance the skin.
This milky gel lightly lathers to slough off dead skin without manual exfoliation or over-stripping. The Lactic Acid Complex and mangosteen in this cleanser work together to restore a smooth, radiant complexion.
A revitalizing and healing toner for all skin types, particularly uneven skin types, to increase your skin’s hydration level and to leave it looking smooth and moisturized.
Step 2: Treat to address your specific concerns.
Treat the visible signs of aging with this powerful combination of organic phytoestrogens. Concentrated whole plant yucca, chasteberry and flax seed extract are all active ingredients in helping with the appearance of tight and bright skin.
Eminence Organics Eight Greens Phyto Masque – Hot (2-3 times a week)
This unique mask will help improve hydration, the look of elasticity, the appearance of signs of aging, normalization of oily skin and the appearance of breakouts —all to return your skin to its youthful-looking glow.
Step 3: Moisturize to hydrate.
Use this ultra-light daily moisturizer to clear the appearance of problem skin, while minimizing clogged pores. Cucumber and tea tree help improve the appearance of blemishes and reduce the look of inflammation while probiotics exfoliate and leave the complexion looking calm.
Step 4: Apply SPF to protect against sun damage.
These hypoallergenic, non pore clogging natural minerals provide water-resistant SPF 30 sun protection to women and men alike. They are excellent for post-treatment use, especially on red or blotchy skin. Darker shades can be used as a bronzer.
Level up your skincare routine
Once you have your skincare routine set, you may want to add a couple of specialized, targeted treatments to deal with areas of concern. Here are a few of our favourite targeted treatments to deal with hormonal acne and pesky pimples.
Eminence Organics Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel (up to 3 times per week)
Clarify and refine the complexion without irritation while reducing the appearance of problem skin. Gentle salicylic acid removes surface impurities and dirt from the skin, allowing the synergistic action of biosulphur and tomato extract to help balance sebum. Willow bark calms the look of skin while lilac and azelaic acid help to reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation. The peel reduces pore size and skin is left feeling clear, smooth and revitalized.
Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Masque (2-3 times per week)
The clear solution to problem skin. Attain the appearance of a radiant and clear complexion thanks to cooling cucumber tones and refining yogurt, which exfoliates and eliminates the appearance of blemishes.
Pro tip: Try double masquing with the Eight Greens Phyto Masque - Hot! Apply the Clear Skin Probiotic Masque after the hot masque to cool the skin.
This two-in-one masque and spot treatment utilizes potent anti-acne ingredients to treat active acne and prevent future breakouts. Three types of purifying clay combine to absorb oil and reduce shine, while basil oil helps ensure the skin looks calm and less irritated. Use it to treat the entire face and neck or as a spot treatment to restore clarity to your complexion.
Talk to a skincare expert
If you aren’t sure which products will address your skin concerns properly, a complimentary skincare consultation with Patricia is the best way forward. Simply contact Patricia in one of these easy ways:
Or, visit our Skincare Finder and complete a short quiz that will return personalized recommendations based on your skin type and concerns.
Skincare in your 20s helps address new concerns like hormonal acne, and helps to prevent future skin damage. Using organic skincare products helps nourish and protect your skin without causing further damage as some drug store brands may do. Thankfully, an effective skincare routine with Eminence Organics products can help keep your skin glowing, vibrant and youthful looking for years to come!