The best skincare regimen in your 20s
From large pores to dullness, learn about the most common skin concerns in your 20s and how to treat them to get radiant, healthy-looking skin.
Welcome to your 20s. You’ve got a great first job, your first apartment (it’s cozy but awesome), and a ton of new things to do, people to see. Lucky you — even your skin is at its prime at this age, which makes it even more important to address any concerns now. Laying the foundation for healthy-looking skin now can mean all the difference to how it looks later.
Check out the top skin concerns in your 20s and the right products to treat them.
Concern 1: Large, visible pores
Surprise, surprise — You can’t actually change the number of your pores, but you can change how visible they are. While pores are what make skin look like skin, clogged pores stretch and emphasise their appearance, creating a rough, orange-peel look. Pores get congested when your skin over-produces sebum (a natural oil that locks moisture in), trapping dead cells and dirt with it.
Exfoliate to minimise your pores’ appearance
Our skin sheds almost a million dead cells a day and leaving it to build up can cause your skin to appear dull and uneven. Gentle but regular exfoliation is key to clearing out your pores and improving the texture of skin. Use a toner with clarifying ingredients once a day or a refining treatment regularly to remove surface buildup, which helps prevent pores from getting clogged and enlarged.
Moisturise the right way
Yes, you’ve heard of moisturisers, but are you using the right one for your skin? From early to mid-twenties, your hormonal system is trying to regulate itself which can cause spikes that send sebum glands into overdrive and trigger breakouts. Especially if you’re using rich products that are too heavy for your skin’s needs now. To hydrate your skin without weighing it down or clogging your pores, stick to layering lightweight moisturisers like milky lotions or emulsions twice a day.