20s: Create a routine
If you want a flawless complexion, creating good beauty habits is essential, and, yes, that includes not going to bed with your makeup on. So where to begin? The first step in anti-aging is prevention. Dermatologists will tell you that means slapping on sun protection with an SPF of 30 or higher, 365 days a year. If you can establish a daily routine that includes cleansing, moisturizing and sunscreen, you’ll be well on your way to everlasting beauty.
Hot new products:
Aveeno Fresh Essentials Hydrating Night Cream, $20, Aveeno.ca
Why you'll love it: This oil-free moisturizer works hard to replenish your skin’s moisture barrier as you sleep.
Star ingredients: The special blend of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C and E, nourish your skin for total protection.
Clarins Daily Energizer Cream, $25, Clarins.ca
Why you'll love it: It’s a refreshing, lightweight cream that works as a great everyday makeup base.
Star ingredient: When massaged into your skin, the ginkgo biloba extract (which comes from an Asian tree) has been shown to help stimulate circulation, which could contribute to the appearance of a healthy and even complexion. Not to mention it feels amazing!
NeoStrata Clarifying Lotion, $29, Neostrata.ca
Why you'll love it: Breakouts be gone! This moisturizer is ideal for fighting acne at any age.
Star ingredient: Super-powerful sodium ascorbyl phosphate calms inflammation and reduces redness. For even quicker results, try not to touch those problem spots throughout the day.