Thursday, February 16, 2012

Skin Care for Women in Their 20s

Age-specific skin care is an effective way to treat and prevent complexion woes, says "Allure" magazine. In your 20s, you may still be battling acne or you may be relatively free of skin concerns. Either way, daily care is essential for keeping your skin clean, nourished and protected from the sun. This will preserve the tone and texture of your complexion longer, as well as keep wrinkles, fine lines, sunspots and other signs of aging at bay. Start taking care of your skin now, and you will reap the rewards for years to come.

Choose a mild cleanser to wash your face twice a day, or use one that contains 2 percent salicylic acid if you have acne, according to "Allure." This will help fight the bacteria that cause breakouts. Rub the product you choose on your wet face, wash it off and pat dry.

Smooth a cream with 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide on the areas of your face where you get pimples -- to both get rid of the ones you have and help keep more from cropping up. If you do not have acne, skip this step.

Apply an oil-free moisturize formulated with sunscreen and antioxidants. "Cosmopolitan" magazine says that this will nourish your skin without clogging your pores, and the combination of sunscreen and antioxidants will ward off sun and UV rays, helping keep your skin free of sunspots and other signs of damage. Choose a product that contains SPF 15 or higher, and smooth it all over your face and neck.

Wash your face again at night, and use an exfoliating product twice a week. "Marie Claire" magazine notes that this will help clear out your pores and cut down on excess oil. The magazine advises that you stay away from scrubs that contain ground seeds, which can tear your skin, and instead, choose a product that uses spherical beads to help brighten up your complexion. Use your fingertips to massage the scrub into your wet skin and then wash it all away.

Dab an eye cream under and around your eyes. According to "Cosmopolitan" magazine your eye skin is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, making it more apt to show fine lines and wrinkles. Choose a rich, moisturizing product and apply it to your eye area before bed.

Mild or salicylic acid cleanser2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide creamOil-free moisturizer with sunscreen and antioxidantsScrub with spherical beadsEye creamArticle reviewed by RandyS Last updated on: Nov 4, 2010

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