Today I’m talking all about beauty supplements and steps to take in your 20s for better skin now and later. This post is sponsored by PURENEW, and all opinions are my own.
Did you know your 20s and 30s are the most critical time for optimizing your skin health?
However we take care of our skin now is going to determine our future skin quality. No pressure, right?
After hanging out (and being photographed next to) my sweet younger sister all summer, I’ve had anti-aging and skin on my mind. Heading into my late twenties, this last year I’ve started investing more in serums and masks, but being reminded, close up, of what my skin looked like 8 years ago, is some serious motivation.
Here are three things to start doing in your twenties to optimize your skin for the next few decades:
Feed Your Skin from the Inside Out
Start considering how your skin is effected by various foods you eat and make sure that you’re giving it the nutrients it needs to keep your face clear and glowing. Look for things with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and zinc.
Are you concerned you’re not giving your skin the nutrients it deserves? I tried my first set of skincare supplements a few years ago and appreciated how easy it was to add another step to my skincare routine (that happened in the morning, with breakfast, and not at the end of a long day while getting ready for bed).
With mildly sensitive skin, I’m wary of harsh skincare changes and often see breakouts when I initially switch to new products (even if my skin really likes them in the long run). I love that with beauty supplements, even if it takes a few weeks for me to notice differences, my skin doesn’t get irritated. I also love that in addition to improving your skin, supplements are giving your body the nutrients it needs to function well, so you’re also improving your overall health. With supplements, you can fundamentally improve the root causes of skin problems, for the long run.
I tried the Essential Skin Clear from PURENEW (think PURE and RENEW), a fundamental formulation for those over twenty. It promotes healthy, glowing skin, relieves clogged pores, and fights fine lines, dark spots, and sensitive skin condition.
A bit more about PURENEW: These beauty supplements are designed for specific life stages to nourish cells, increase physiological function, and enhance your skin. It means you’re getting a personalized product to work for you in the stage your in. PURENEW supplements use premium ingredients that are sourced from nature and backed by clinical studies which is so important when you’re considering things to put IN to your body.
Make Sunscreen a habit
With fear of sounding like a broken record (because EVERY skin care thing I read talks about sunscreen), this is the most important anti-aging skin care step. Did you know that 90% of the signs of aging come from unprotected sun exposure. If this isn’t motivation to step it up in the sunscreen department, I don’t know what is.
It can be as simple as finding a great SPF with sunscreen in it (I talked about my favorite one here) but I also like to make sure I have something a little bit stronger for days I am going to be spending more time outdoors, especially in the summer.
Go Beyond Your Face
Think of what percent of your beauty routine is dedicated to your face. Did you konw that dermatologits think of the face, neck, and decolletage as a single skincare unit? We should too.
fun fact// decolletage refers to the chest area, defined as all the area exposed when a garment with a low neckline is worn
Whatever serum, cream, mask, or sunscreen you’re applying, be sure to extend it down past your throat.
Bonus things I’m doing or considering:
- investing in a retinol
- using antioxidant serum each morning, especially now that we live in a city with pollution
- exfoliate 1-2 times per week (I used to exclusively use an exfoliating cleanser and then I dropped exfoliating almost completely – working on finding that balance this year!)