What’s the best skincare routine for Millenials?
First impressions are always important and your face is the first thing people notice about you, but what is your face telling the world? While your youth is a time when your skin regenerates quickly, a proper skincare regimen is something that should be practiced while you are still young. Skincare routines for young skin don’t differ very much from that of a person in their 30s, however, the products used are generally lighter with a focus on sebum control as the condition of younger skin may still be heavily influenced by puberty-induced hormonal changes. Younger skin tends to suffer from acne scars, oily skin, large pores, blackheads/whiteheads, uneven skin tone and redness, all of which are skin concerns that can be easily remedied with the help of good skincare products specifically made for young skin.
1. Let It All Wash Away with a Cleanser
As a young adult, one of the most important products in your skincare line-up is a gentle but effective cleanser. Using a cleanser that is too harsh will strip away your skin’s protective layers, causing your sebum production to go into overdrive and resulting in clogged pores and acne. Using a combination of My Clarins RE-MOVE Micellar Cleansing Milk and My Clarins RE-MOVE Purifying Cleansing Gel will help to gently cleanse young skin without drying it out like other cleansers. It is important to always remove all traces of make-up prior to layering on other skincare products so you don’t trap acne-causing impurities between the layers.
2. Eye On The Prize with Targeted Eye Care
The next step in your skincare routine should be an eye cream targeted for young skin. Applying eye cream while you’re still young and in your early 20s will help prevent several skin concerns which often plague young adults such as the development of fine lines, dark circles and puffy eyes which tend to develop after late nights spent working or studying.
3. Water You Waiting For? Hydrate your skin!
A hydrating moisturiser for both day and night is also essential to keep young skin dewy and radiant. To combat dull or dry skin, opt for hydration boosting moisturisers such as the My Clarins RE-BOOST Refreshing Hydrating Cream or My Clarins RE-BOOST Mattifying Hydrating Cream if you prefer a matte look as opposed to a dewy finish. For skin that is often exposed to cold and dry environments such as offices and lecture halls, My Clarins RE-BOOST Comforting Hydrating Cream will be your skin’s saviour. A refreshing blend of Coconut Tree, Alpenrose, Goji and Fig Tree extracts can help to soothe and hydrate skin while ridding it of redness, ensuring your skin is wrapped up in a nutrient-rich blanket for the rest of the day. Although you have your skin’s needs covered throughout the day, don’t let the most crucial time for skin renewal go to waste. Make the most of your beauty sleep by applying a night cream or overnight mask meant for young skin such as the My Clarins RE-CHARGE Relaxing Sleep Mask to your face and neck before bed so you can truly say you woke up like that the next morning. Just because you are sleeping doesn’t mean you can’t be improving your skin. Experience intense night-time hydration and plumping action that will give you velvety smooth and supple skin the next day thanks to potent oxygenating and hydrating ingredients such as Acerola Fruit and Fig Tree extract.
4. Spot The Difference: Get Targeted Spot Treatment!
No skincare routine for young adults would be complete without a pimple cream or gel for those times when a blemish threatens to ruin your complexion. My Clarins CLEAR-OUT Targets Imperfections comes in handy for those times as it works to visibly dry out and reduce blemishes while dispensing immediate relief to the affected areas to eliminate redness. If your skin concern leans more towards large pores and a shiny T-zone by mid-afternoon, the My Clarins PORE-LESS Blur and Matte Stick is right up your alley. Simply swipe over problem areas and enjoy long-lasting shine-free, velvety soft and smooth skin.