Published On: September 9th, 2015

In our 20 and 30s, our skin goes through changes due to genetic predisposition, hormone fluctuations, and environmental factors. It can seem that from month to month or skin type changes or we find that a product works for a few weeks and then we reach a resulting plateau.

Today we will take a look at the best way to ensure healthy skin and how to prevent the signs of aging before they start.

First things first, if you have been experiencing challenges or have recently noticed changes with your skin, the first step is to know your skin type. We have a quick and easy Skin Type quiz or for a professional skin evaluation with an expert please consult here to find a skin care expert in your area.

As professionals we see many clients who are using a relatively good product, they may not be right for their skin condition. No to mention the questionable ingredients that we find in popular skin care today that can cause acne, sensitivity or that alter the overall health of our skin. So evaluating your skin regularly will help to align with the ideal formulas for your skin type and to avoid wasting time and money on a product that you don’t need.

Today we will focus on the four pillars to optimal skin health. With just four steps we can rebalance, correct and protect. Your morning and evening routine should be simple, enjoyable, and effective. In our 20s and 30s, we lay the foundation for healthy skin and we want to focus on the basic skin care steps that will ensure great skin no matter your age.

Step 1

Adapted cleansing for your skin type. A quality cleanser and pH rebalancing toner used every morning and especially at night are the first steps to ensure great skin. It is essential to remove makeup, SPF and pollutants before bed. Skipping your night-time routine will lead to an increase in congestion that can cause acne breakouts and inflammation. This dynamic duo is a must for optimal skin health.

Step 2

A weekly exfoliation will keep your skin looking and feeling its best, opt for gentle enzymatic peels to buff away impurities and dead skin. This step provides an instant glow and rejuvenates your skin.

Step 3

A moisturizer adapted to your skin type and condition. If you are experiencing an imbalance in your skin look for treatment moisturizers that contain skin-loving ingredients that have multiple benefits such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and natural lipid complexes.

Step 4

Apply a good quality mineral SPF every day and protect your skin when outside for 30 minutes or more.

The last thing to consider is lifestyle factors that can lead to premature aging and to remember to treat your skin from the inside out. Avoid junk food and refined sugar. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep. Exercise and most importantly, feed your skin with nutrient-dense foods that are rich in antioxidants, minerals, and essential fatty acids and drink enough water. With these simple steps, you can ensure healthy and radiant skin at any age.

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