Skincare should definitely be a priority for all girls. After all, who doesn't want to look their absolute best? "In their 20s, people think they're invincible and that they're never going to age, but that is when you really need to develop good habits, because it will last you a lifetime," said Dr. Debra Jaliman, board-certified dermatologist and author of "Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist." Check out some very important tips to help you have the best skin of your life!
Turns out, it's never too early to start. "I always say the sooner the better because if you know you're going to care about lines then you might as well start sooner," says Dr. Jaliman. The first thing you need to do is find a broad-spectrum sunscreen!
2. Don't Forget Your Neck and Hands
The holy trinity of skincare? Face, neck, and hands! "A lot of times I see people with a young-looking face and old-looking hands and neck," explained Dr. Jaliman. "Those three areas are chronically sun exposed, so whatever you do for your face you also want to do to your hands and neck."
3. Stay Active
We all know the importance of exercise, right? It helps increase the supply of blood to your skin and, in turn, makes it healthier! You'll be sporting a healthy glow!
4. Avoid Smoking
Smoking is a really bad skin habit! Did you know that every time you inhale, you're causing wrinkles around your lips? Yikes. Smoking also limits the blood supply to your skin, which makes aging a lot more obvious.
5. Trust in Retinol
Need something for your skin care worries? "Retinol is an easy product to use because that helps with dark spots and discoloration. Plus, it brightens and evens your skin tone," Dr. Jaliman says.
It's important to lock down a skincare routine to help ensure healthy, beautiful skin. What's your routine?