While there are minimal skin issues to face during the 20s, it is still the prime time to start, preventive therapy, targeting the future aging symptoms. Good skincare at this age will cause the skin to perform better during the eventual aging process.
The skincare regimen, as recommended by dermatologist in Islamabad is to focus on preventing sun damage, prevention from environmental stressors, and adequate moisturizing. This is the time to invest in minimally invasive procedures only.
Prevent damage to the skin
The damage the skin undergoes during the 20s will be magnified during the 40s, so skin damage contributors such as UV exposure—including sun tanning and sunburns, drinking alcohol and cigarette smoking should be avoided for the best. These risk factors are also contributors to the risk of skin cancer.
Invest in a good sun protection; a good SPF broad spectrum sunscreen should be worn everyday—including the cloudy days, and sun exposure should be avoided during the peak UV hours. Additionally, UV protectant clothing such as wide brim hats, or full-sleeved clothing can also minimize sun damage.
Cleanse the skin twice a day
Another important habit to develop during the 20s is to cleanse thoroughly twice a day. Cleansing helps to remove makeup, debris, and dirt from the face. An ideal washing routine is that of double cleansing, in which skin is first washed with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a mild foaming cleanser. Cleansing helps to not only clean the face but also allows a deeper penetration of the skincare ingredients applied on top.
Exfoliation is another pillar of skincare. Exfoliation includes the removal of top layer of dead skin cells, which promotes the turnover of new cells. Exfoliation helps in improving the skin texture, as well as the tone of the skin. Weekly exfoliation is good enough for the twenties. Mild exfoliants include products containing alpha-hydroxy acids, and beta-hydroxy acids.
If done properly, exfoliation results in immediate improvement of skin. However, be careful to not exfoliate if your skin is inflamed or has an active lesion. Over-exfoliation can also lead to irritation and inflammation, thus striking the best balance is key.
Twenties is the ideal time to add some anti-aging products in the skin regimen. It’s always best to start with something mild with lesser concentration so as not to overwhelm the skin. Beginners, should start out with an eye cream, since the area around the eyes exhibits signs of aging quite early on. For the face, products containing ingredients like peptides or retinol are great choices as they have great anti-aging benefits.
For the 20s minimal in-office procedures are needed. Injectables such as botox and fillers help to maintain a youthful appearance. For the more targeted therapy, such as that for hyperpigmentation, chemical peels are helpful. Another great option is microneedling, that helps to target acne scars, fine lines and large pores. Microneedling stimulates the skin to produce more collagen, and rejuvenates the skin for healthy glow. For more problematic skin concerns very light laser can be a quick fix in the office of Dermatologist in Lahore.