How to take care of your skin in your 20s

Cómo cuidar la piel a los 20

Your 20s is the ideal time for you to start taking care of your skin.

Surely you already use some basic skin care cosmetics, but we want to advise you to complement it with our products and your skin will look much better.

What does skin look like in your 20s?

girl 20 years - care for oily skin

Well, it is surely a lush, young, turgid and beautiful skin..., but there is one aspect that always worries us at this age, skin that is too oily and the possible appearance of acne lesions, the accursed pimplesa physiological and difficult to treat unaesthetic pathology.

At this age, the sebaceous glands, responsible for the excretion of sebum (or oil) from the skin, are regulated by hormonesSo the increase in sebum production is directly related to this hormonal stimulus, and at 20 years old... your hormones are in full action!!!

But in a young and oily skin there are also other factors that can cause acne. In this type of skin the keratinization processthat is to say, the process of cell renewal, is affected and is clearly seen in the occlusion of the pores. hypersecretion of the sebaceous the presence of the bacteria which produces inflammation and pain in these lesions, i.e. in the pimples, so, as you can see, acne is a multifactorial pathology, to which special attention must be paid.

The important thing is to be aware that the worst thing for your pimples is that you touch them..

Why is it the worst thing? Because squeezing your pimples produces inflammation and inflammation is a mechanism that compromises deeper layers of your skin, therefore, it is very likely to leave scarring and marks. almost impossible to remove in the future.

How to take care of your skin?

If what you have are inflamed and annoying pimples or pimples on the chin that worsen with your menstrual cycles, we recommend that you visit a dermatologist. It is important to be clear that acne is a skin disease and can only be treated by a medical specialist.. Don't worry, there are many ways to make acne better, but always with treatments recommended by your dermatologist.

But if your skin is only oilyit's a different matter...

How to recognize and care for oily skin?

It is not difficult to realize if you have oily skin or not.

At the age of 20, as we have already explained, your sebaceous glands are stimulated by hormones, so at your age it is quite normal to see some oily skin. oiliness or excess oil in the skin.

To take care of this type of skin, the most important things to keep in mind are cleanse it morning and nightFor this we recommend a cosmetic type soapy gel, especially indicated for oily skins, although if you wear make-up, the best thing to use is a make-up remover emulsion light-textured make-up remover emulsion.

The area that accumulates the most impurities is the so called T-zonezone: forehead, nose and chin. This is because it is the area with higher concentration of sebaceous glandsTherefore, the pilosebaceous orifices are more prone to become blocked, leading to the appearance of what we commonly call blackheads or blackheadsalthough its technical name is follicular keratosis.

The way to improve them is by performing twice a week a mechanical exfoliation in the area, taking into account that it is not advisable to perform exfoliations on lesions with inflammation. For this we recommend El Oil Balance Care Purifying Exfoliating Exfoliating Gelusing it twice a week you will see how the area improves.

Is it necessary to moisturize oily skin?

Yes, absolutely.

You have to moisturize all skins, oily, non-oily, sensitive, strong, all of them!

Think that to moisturize the skin is to give it protection so that it can "defend" itself against external aggressions (air, cold, wind, pollution, etc.).

It is true that not all creams are suitable for all skin types.We recommend that you always look for those that are suitable for your skin type at any given moment, because needs may vary depending on the time of the year or your general physical condition..

If your skin tends to be more oily, we recommend you to use creams of the type emulsiontaking into account that do not contain mineral oils in their composition, as they obstruct the pore, favoring the formation of comedones.

We suggest the Matt Express Purifying Emulsion from our Oil Balance line, with a very light and moisturizing texture that regulates excess oil, helps fight acne and prevents shine.

Or we also recommend the Essential Oxygen Repair Gel from our Hydrovect O2 line, an energizing and intensive repair serum with a gel texture that is light, non-greasy and easily absorbed.

You can apply them twice a day.

Sun protection

And don't forget your sunscreen

Remember that sun damage is cumulativeYou will not see it today, but you will see it in the future.

So we remind you of some basic rules to keep your skin flawless for many years to come:

  • Do not expose yourself to the sun between 12:00h and 17:00h.
  • Apply a photo sunscreen every day no matter how little exposure you have. If your skin is oily, look for products free of mineral oils.
  • If you are going to have continuous exposure, repeat the application every 2 hours.
  • Be very careful if you do outdoor activities, it is important to be aware of the consequences that the sun can produce if you are exposed to it for many hours. In this case, use "physical protection", a hat, cap or sun hat, whatever you prefer, to be fashionable!!!

We suggest you read "Sun protection: everything you need to know"to understand how the sun affects you and how to apply your sunscreen.

Do not hesitate to rely on cosmetics, because it works and you will notice it in the future!