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It is easy to minimise the importance of a regular skincare routine in your 20s but now is a good time to create healthy skin habits. Building a good foundation now will help avoid problems down the road.

What you might notice

Skin in your twenties looks plump and firm, thanks to a strong subcutaneous layer. Sebaceous glands are still working at their optimum and skin cells are being created quickly, giving 20-year-old skin a gorgeous glow.

You may notice that your skin retains some of its teenage tendencies. It’s normal for super oily skin, blackheads, and pimples to linger at this age.

Key skincare elements for this decade: Anti-Oxidants and Amino Acids

A facial mask including superfood antioxidants would be a beneficial treat for your skin once or twice a week. Your skin will also benefit from gentle exfoliation (make sure it is gentle!). If you’ve spent your teenage years scrubbing away at your skin with super gritty scrubs, now is the time for a gentle scrub or an enzyme peel that will help smooth, soften, and brighten your complexion.

Best product for this decade: Sunscreen

Want to know the number one skin care product you could ever use? Without doubt it is sunscreen. It isn’t fashionable or particularly exciting but sunscreen is the one product you should never be without. Choose a broad-spectrum product with SPF 30 or more.

Don’t just wait for a heatwave – put lots on every day, over all exposed areas of skin. Doing this now will save your skin in the future. You’ll experience less premature ageing, dark spots, and uneven skin tone, as well as reducing your risk of developing skin cancer. It’s the most important thing you can do to keep your skin healthy.

Top tips for your 20s

Stay with your natural skin tone. Ultraviolet light from the sun—and from tanning shops—can prematurely age your skin and put you at higher risk of skin cancer. There is no such thing as a safe tan. Really like that sun-kissed bronzed look? Fake tan is the best way to go.

Get into the habit ofcleansing your face before you go to bed. Makeup, sweat, and oil can clog your pores or just leave your skin looking dull.

Treatments that Iconic would recommend for you

ELEMIS ANTI-BLEMISH MATTIFY AND CALM

ELEMIS SUPERFOOD PRO-RADIANCE

ELEMIS SENSITIVE SKIN SOOTHER

Recommended Skincare 

Early 20sELEMIS SUPERFOOD

Formulated with plant-based, nutrient-dense superfoods and some with a natural sugar derived prebiotic, NEW Superfood Skincare System helps to replenish skin with vital hydrating nourishment, for a healthy, outdoor-fresh glow.

Mid-Late 20sELEMIS PEPTIDE 24/7

Inspired by the body’s miraculous inner clock and formulated to support tired complexions, our skin renewing Peptide 24/7 range is made to target the look of tired skin and help you achieve a well-rested glow, around the clock.