7 Skincare Mistakes To Avoid In Your 20s

It’s 2022 and we all have been educated on the fact that skincare yields the best results when started early. While primitive skincare dos and don’t can be inherited in the teenage years, the 20s is the time most people experiment with different skincare practices, products, and more. If you find yourself in this category, there’s something important that you should know – no! We’re not going to give you repetitive skincare to-dos, instead, we’re going to talk about common skincare mistakes that you should avoid in your 20s!

Read the signs:

If you are experiencing a persisting skin issue, like a sudden change of skin type, stubborn hyperpigmentation, or acne, refrain from experimenting without proper knowledge of ingredients and products. The best thing you can do for your skin is to consult an expert. 

What to do instead:

Make an appointment with your dermatologist ASAP and get to the root of your skin problem. This will not only help you get targeted care but will also save you time, effort and money.

Men’s & women’s skincare is actually different: 

You read that right. When it comes to skincare, formulations differ when it comes to men’s and women’s products. This is simply due to the common differences in skin textures, and strength. Women’s skin is comparatively more delicate and requires sensitive care, whereas men’s skincare is formulated to deliver a harsher action. While using harsh skincare products on women’s skin can cause unwanted reactions, using women-centric skincare products for men can often lead to futile experiments.

What to do instead:

If a cream, serum, toner, etc. is specifically to be used by a certain gender, abide by the rules, and use them accordingly. 

Whatever you do, don’t skip moisturizer: 

With the evolution of skincare routines, we have now been introduced to many different steps that can nourish or treat our skin. And while we are crazy in love with our skincare creams, serums, essences, facial oils, sleeping masks, and more, many people mistake them as a replacement for their moisturizer. Do not make this mistake and keep your CTM (cleanser, toner, moisturizer) routine in place, no matter what extra step you add.

What to do instead:

Always include a suitable moisturizer in your daytime and night time skincare routines. 

Keep your kitchen ingredients for cooking: 

DIY beauty hacks always gain traction for absurd recipes and because of their pocket-friendly innovations. However, it’s no secret that they can end up doing more harm than any good. Be a good girl, and keep your kitchen ingredients for cooking. 

What to do instead:

Trust scientifically backed formulas in amazing skincare products for a successful skincare routine.

Mighty minis FTW!: 

So you’ve been seeing this chemical peel everywhere on the internet. The beauty industry seems to rave about it, and look! Your best friend can’t stop praising it either! Before you splurge for this skin-vestment, stop for a second and make a conscious decision of trying the product out first. Sure, it has been proved to work wonders on most people, but your everybody’s skin and the combination of issues stay different. 

What to do instead:

Buy a mini-trial product and check if it’s worth the investment.

Keep it minimal: 

An 11-step skincare routine might seem impressive to an amateur pair of eyes. but the real ones know the importance of maintaining a simple skincare routine. Include the steps that actually work for your skin, and ditch extra skincare that only makes you ‘feel’ like your extensive routine is doing anything. As you grow up, your skin will produce lesser collagen and lipids anyway, but if your skincare is making your skin depend on extra help in your 20s, you might be creating a problem of your own.

What to do instead:

Create a simple and minimal skincare routine that is suitable for your skin type and concerns. 

Slow and steady wins the race: 

Stay patient. This is the most important advice you need to take when it comes to skincare. Good skin doesn’t come easy (except when it’s genetic) and the main ingredient required here is patience – lots and lots of it! While you’re experimenting or maintaining a skincare routine (preventative or treating) believe in the process for a little while before you give up on it. While we’re happy that side effects of new skincare (if any) show up almost immediately, effective and visible results take time.

What to do instead:

Stay patient and consistent with your skincare routine. 

Follow these seven rules to skincare in your 20s and avoid making the mistakes that can ruin your dreams of having flawless skin. From deeply studying your skincare creams and serums to watching your diet and lifestyle practices, keep a close eye on how what is good for your skin, and what you should stay away from. Keep in mind, that a good skin vestment will never fail you!

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