People in their twenties, brace themselves for some hard facts. While most things in life can be achieved with time and hard work, good skin is not one of them! If you have spent your teenage years in the sun and pulling back-to-back all-nighters, doing the same now is going to show on your skin the very next day.
Like with every cell in our body, our skin cells also age and die, making way for new ones. However, as you age, the quality of these cells will deteriorate. And unfortunately, when it comes to your skin, things will take a turn for the worse just as you cross into your 30s unless you act now.
Skin damage is inevitable. From premature aging to skin cancer, there are potentially hundreds of issues that could ruin the skin you have now. To prolong your skin’s youth and keep it disease-free, you need to embrace some good skincare habits right from your early twenties. So in this article, we will discuss some of these must-do routines and the best skincare products from Teami Blends to help you keep your skin healthy and glowing.
1. Cleanse your skin before you go to bed
Are you guilty of going to bed with your makeup on at the end of the day? Well boo, you may soon say hello to breakouts!
Most makeups and sunscreens in the market are oil-based, meaning it takes a lot more than a single wash or wipes for them to be completely removed. By leaving your makeup on while sleeping, you are practically leaving dirt and environmental pollutants on your skin to run wild. Over time, this will lead to breakouts, eye irritation and even premature aging.
So how should you cleanse properly? A thorough cleansing using a gentle foaming face wash can do wonders for your skin. One of the best facial cleansers to work with is our Teami Superfood Cleanser, an antioxidant-rich daily cleanser from plant-based ingredients. This tea-infused deep cleanser will leave your skin hydrated, nourished and cleansed, without stripping it off its natural oil and minerals.
The next time you feel too tired to take off your makeup before hitting the sack, slap yourself awake for quick, but effective facial cleansers using Teami Superfood Cleanser to keep your skin healthy for long.
2. Exfoliate as required
While cleansing your face every day helps keep most of the dust and dirt away, go the extra mile by exfoliating regularly to keep your skin soft and supple. Experts note that we shed about 50 million skin cells a day. If you don’t exfoliate, then all these dead skin cells will stay on top of your skin like a layer of dust, clogging pores and keeping other stuff you’re doing to help your skin from not penetrating in.
If you are looking for a vegan, skin-safe exfoliator, try Teami’s Green Tea Facial Scrub. This natural exfoliator is gentle on all skin types and buffs away dead skin cells, without stripping off the natural oils on your skin. You can use it as a daily exfoliator as it is very gentle and moisturizing on the skin unlike many others in the market.
3. Wear sunscreen before you step out
We cannot stress enough the importance of wearing sunscreen and how it helps your skin in the long run. Studies confirm that 90% of the signs of aging are attributed to exposure to UV rays. Unprotected sun exposure is also one of the risk factors for skin cancer. So, it is safe to say that sunscreen is one product you must never forget when stepping out into the sun.
When buying sunscreen look for one that is SPF 30 or above. If you wear makeup daily, choose products with built-in sunscreen such as SPF 35 BB Creams. If your job requires you to spend time out in the sun, mineral-based sunscreens are good for reapplication throughout the day.
4. Use an antioxidant serum
Applying an antioxidant serum on your skin every day will help protect it from pollutants and free radicals. One of the best antioxidants that can work wonders on the skin is Vitamin C, as it can help fight free radicals from environmental pollutants and sun rays. Applying Vit C enriched serum underneath your sunscreen can boost your SPF protection as well as keep your skin bright throughout the day.
The Hibiscus Infused Vitamin C Serum from Teami Blends is a wonderful product that is easily absorbed into your skin. The VIT-C serum is infused with hibiscus flower leaves and an antioxidant-rich refreshing red tea brings radiance to your skin the moment it touches your face!
5. Keep your hands away from your face
Many people have the habit of needlessly touching their face, picking at the skin and popping every pimple on it. While you may get the satisfaction of popping and scratching out a whitehead, the process may leave permanent scars on your face.
Touching your face or removing whiteheads with dirty hands takes germs and more pollutants to the surface of your skin. If you do have a pimple on your face that is irritating you, try applying cortisone cream and Visine to reduce the pain and redness. If you are facing an outbreak, try benzoyl peroxide acne spot treatments or visit your dermatologist for a better solution.
6. Sound sleep is a must
Sleeping for 7 to 8 hours at night gives rest to your mind and body in ways you never imagined. Sleep deprivation leads to higher levels of cortisol in your body, which in turn promotes skin inflammation. So for healthy-looking skin, getting your beauty sleep is a must.
If you want to boost the benefits of resting, apply an anti-aging product like retinol after your bedtime cleansing routine. This will boost collagen production, leaving your skin looking soft and supple in the morning.
7. Eat healthy for a glowing skin
Have you ever noticed breakouts on your face after a particularly oily meal? This is because, just like sleep, your diet will also have a profound effect on your skin. By including foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and zinc in your meals, you can keep your skin clear and glowing.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water. If your body is hydrated, so is your skin.
Healthy skin contributes to your overall health; which is why it is important to care for it. By following a healthier lifestyle and using the best skin care products from Teami Blends, you’ll notice a significant difference in the way you look and feel.
So, are you ready to shine brightly in your beautiful skin? Start early, right from your 20s!