Friday - - BEAUTY -

What’s go­ing on? If there’s ever a time to party first and sleep later, it’s in your en­er­getic 20s. How­ever you can’t have all the fun and not ex­pect your skin to pay the price.

‘Hec­tic life­styles, not wear­ing SPF daily, trav­el­ling and ad­dic­tion to smart de­vices all get re­flected in this young skin type,’ says Dr Preema Vig, med­i­cal di­rec­tor of Dr Preema Lon­don Clinic (dr­pre­ema.com).

So what are the ma­jor con­cerns of mil­len­nial skin? ‘The com­mon skin con­cerns can range from dull, un­even com­plex­ions and sun dam­age to the skin, to pre­ma­ture age­ing be­gin­ning to start to make an ap­pear­ance,’ she says.

What to do: Per­haps more im­por­tantly for this age group we need to look at what not to do first. ‘Avoid harsh in­gre­di­ents like Gly­colic acid and do­ing any­thing too in­va­sive like fa­cial peels,’ ad­vises Preema. She sug­gests de­lay­ing these un­til late 30s or early 40s to resur­face the skin. So, what is good for young skin? ‘Vi­ta­min C is an im­por­tant in­gre­di­ent for women to look out for in their 20s. It helps pro­tect the skin from sun dam­age and it also pro­motes col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, evens out the skin tone so is ideal for keep­ing your skin look­ing younger for longer.’

Cleans­ing is of course also key at this stage. En­sur­ing the dirt and grime of the day is off the skin as well as re­mov­ing all make-up, means that any­thing that’s ap­plied af­ter­wards will be far more ef­fec­tive. This is also the age group that has time and in­cli­na­tion to in­dulge in weekly face masks so slather one on that will drench the skin in hy­dra­tion.

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