Your 20’s

 It’s never to early protect your skin against environmental damage. For everyday use, you need a good water-based moisturizer with antioxidants. Antioxidants defend your skin from the  damage caused pollution and sunlight. Be sure to use them in the day time.  Some antioxidant such as Vitamin C, also exfoliate and can be used at night too. Night time is a good time for such exfoliaters as AHA and salicylic which make your skin sun-sensitive. Boots No7 Perfect and Protect can be a great choice. It’s from England and costs about $20 at Target and online. If you really like it you may want try the night cream and the eye cream. They are good value and will work well for dry to normal skin. This a good line for many 30-year-olds, too. L’Oreal Paris Skin Genesis is a great place for 20-somethings to start looking for good skin care. The line has a light moisturizer that may be fine for most skin types. There is also Pore Minimizing Skin Re-Smoother with salicylic acid to shrink large pores and brighten dull skin. There are also serums and an intensive night treatments in the line.  This is too much for those still in their early 20s. These products are a great add-on as signs of skin fatigue set in with the late office hour’s that come with the pursuit of a career. There is a great light eye cream that is must for everyone. Olay’s Total Effects line provides the simplest solution.  This all-in-one product provides anti-oxidants, moisture, exfoliation, and protection, all in one pump bottle at a great price.


Young women who need a light moisturizer may want to try Spectro Hydra Care. It is a new moisturizer designed for sensitive or blemish-prone skin that uses safflower olesomes to trap water on the skin and hydrate it without making it oily. The lotion is soothing and leaves skin soft. Bestofskintentions by Bliss is a light and lovely-textured moisturizer with UVA/UVB protection. It is full of vitamins, minerals, and Omega acids. It’s great for office wear, but adds more sun screen to its SPF 15 for prolonged outdoor wear. Bliss peeling groovy facial serum is a gentle but effective peel full moisturizing hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid. Aquasource by Biotherm’s is a delicious and light all-purpose line good for normal skin. The eye cream from Biotherm’s Multi-Recharge line is very good for busy girls in their 20’s who often complain about dark circles and puffiness from too many late nights.


To sum up: wash your face, take off your make up every night, eat well, and use an eye cream. You really do not need pricey skin care at your age.  If you have acne, read our acne item. In really humid weather skip the moisturizer if you get greasy. Never skip your sun block. Use a self-tanner for colour.