Personalizing a skincare routine takes a lot of trial and error. Incorporating products that work effectively for your unique skin requires time, energy, and effort. Skin inevitably changes in time, too, and what may work for you at the moment may not be as effective in your 20s.
Skin’s ability to hydrate and manage fluid levels change as one ages. Your teenage years are definitely some of the best years to start using skincare since skin weakens in time, and our natural hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen deplete. Fortunately, there are ways to delay it!
Here are some pointers on how to choose effective skincare products for your younger years.
Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse!
At this point, skin is at its most elastic and supple, although these early years also give rise to hormonal acne, while your body goes through extreme changes. This is completely normal and need not be a source of shame. This, too, shall pass!
Since sebum production is working full-time, impurities on skin need to be cleansed with a good, hardworking cleanser. Don’t know what to get? Try the bestselling COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser or the Heimish All Clean Green Foam. The best part? These are budget-friendly!
Make sunscreen your friend.
PSA: Making sunscreen a non-negotiable in one’s routine is a must, for as early as your teenage years. It not only reduces the possibility of skin cancer by protecting skin from intense UV rays, but it delays skin aging, and even decreases the appearance of hyperpigmentation (see: those pesky breakout scars)!
Add the multi-benefit NEOGEN Day-Light Protection Airy Sunscreen to your daily regimen. This holy grail is long lasting and water-resistant for your active lifestyle. You can also try the beloved COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream, which effectively protects the skin from sun damage. Don’t forget to reapply midday for that extra protection!
Breakout season befalls even the mightiest among us. Again, there’s no shame in that! Look for skincare ingredients that treat acne like centella asiatica or “cica” and green tea, healing agents that repair the skin barrier and fight inflammation. Find it in the Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Green Tea,
and even the BLITHE Patting Splash Mask Soothing & Healing Green Tea.
Now, as much as an intricate skincare routine can help delay the process of aging, having better self-care practices work just as well like getting more sleep, keeping hydrated, and eating healthy!