Care for your skin properly – whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s and beyond.
It’s too soon to start taking preventive steps against ageing – said no one, ever.
You might already know that lifestyle habits such as a poor diet, smoking, the lack of sleep, excessive alcohol consumption and not applying sunscreen causes your skin to age faster. But are you aware of the specific skin concerns to pay attention to as your body changes?
Our experts from Raffles Skin & Aesthetics Centre – Dr Chris Foo, specialist in dermatology and managing partner, Dr Rachael Teo, consultant and specialist in dermatology, Dr Teo Wan Lin, consultant and specialist in dermatology, and Dr Paul Chia, consultant and specialist in dermatology – tell you what you should be including in your skin care routine.
If your age range is… within the 20s
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At this point in your life, your skin is the best it can be. Some might have acne because of a combination of blocked hair follicles, excessive oil production and bacteria. Symptoms include open and closed comedones (white and blackheads), painful inflamed spots that may occur on the face or upper body.
And your skin might still be young, but environmental factors can prematurely age your skin – especially the sun!
Some of your skin concerns include Increased oil production, larger pores, and breakouts along the jawline.
Your recommended skin care routine Preserve and protect: Use anti-acne cleanser, toner, light moisturiser, sunscreen and retinoid cream.
Next: In your 30s