Let’s face it. Skincare can be really confusing. Keeping your skin clean is one thing, but what about making sure it ages well? That it gets enough moisture? Or stays protected from the sun?
In our 20s, we already realize that washing off dirt and makeup is definitely important, but we tend to forget that having nice skin requires more than just using a cleanser every morning. Natural skin aging starts in our 20s: your skin starts to exhibit signs of dryness, which means less acne and spots, but also the beginnings of fine lines around your eyes and mouth. So, you’re never too young to take care of your skin, and keeping it clean and moisturized guards against early wrinkles. Start with the basics and stick to these essential steps you should be doing right now.
1. ALWAYS Wear Sun Screen
Never ditch sun protection! Shielding your skin from the sun’s UV rays shouldn’t be limited to when you’re headed to the beach. Our skin gets exposed to the sun for the better part of the day, and living in Manila means we get a higher dosage of UV rays. Just because you sit at a desk all day doesn’t mean you’re protected, either. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation in the U.S., anyone who works in an office still gets exposed to UV radiation for brief periods—especially if you work near windows.
Try L’Oréal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence, the lightest watery gel-like sunscreen that provides triple shield against UV rays, photo aging, and free radicals. With SPF 50 and PA ++++, UV Perfect gives you stronger protection against long UVAs and the best thing is, the water-like texture won’t weigh your skin down even on the hottest and most humid days.
2. Pile On The Cream
When we reach our late twenties and early thirties, our skin becomes dryer and duller because our bodies’ production of new cells slows down. Collagen and elastin levels (which makes our skin strong and supple) go down, too, so wrinkles start forming. The moisturizers we used when we were younger may not be enough for what our skin needs as we get older, so it’s important to up the ante and go for products like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Day Cream. The soft, velvety and creamy texture corrects wrinkles, re-densifies the skin and re-supports contours, which makes it best for our skin's needs at this age.
Our bodies repair themselves when we sleep, and it’s the same for our skin, too. To optimize our skin’s recovery process, slather on the night cream before you go to bed. Night creams like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Night Cream nourishes and hydrates your skin as your body repairs itself.
Night creams are usually much richer in texture and goes deeper into the skin, so the magic happens while you sleep. Keep a tub on your nightstand and massage it on your face right before you sleep and you’ll wake up with your skin feeling refreshed and dewy.
3. Use A Good Base
Before you put on your make up for the day, it’s important to start with a good base. Make the most out of your skin care and moisturizing routine by starting with a product that erases the look of lines, wrinkles, and pores, like the L’Oreal Paris Magic Blur. Think primer-meets-skin-smoother that’ll make your skin look and feel smooth, giving it a matte finish that lasts all day. It evens out your skin’s texture, and it should be the final step in your skin care routine after your moisturizing cream. The Opti-Blur technology diffuses light on skin for a soft-focus effect that instantly smoothes lines and wrinkles, hides pores and minimizes little flaws and imperfections. Wear it all over your face under your foundation for smooth application.
Don’t forget the eye cream, too! Ever wondered why there are anti-aging products that are specifically for the eyes? That’s because the skin under our eyes are thinner and more delicate than the skin in the other parts of our face. Constant eye motions (think blinking and constantly looking around) put strain on the delicate skin, making it more prone to wrinkles early on.
Eye creams are especially formulated to address those problems, so it’s important that you include these in your daily routine, STAT. Try L’Oréal Paris Magic Blur Eye Cream in the mornings. With Opti-blur technology and caffeine, Magic Blur can make eye bags and crow’s feet less visible. Apply Revitalift Magic Blur gently with your ring finger to combat those wrinkles you don’t realize are already forming.
Bonus Tip: No matter how young or old you are, it pays to have a well-rounded anti-aging regimen. If you’re looking for all-in-one solutions, try the L’Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Total Care, which has 3% proxylane, L-niacide, and a UVA-UVB filtration system that keeps fine lines and dark spots at bay. See what it's all about and how it worked for the women who took part in L’Oreal's RevitaSessions campaign:
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