Skin in your 20s
Your mid twenties mark the beginning of a slower skin cellular turnover as well as a decline of collagen production, leading to a duller complexion, fine lines and less laxity.
To help ward off some of these effects on the skin, your skincare routine should involve cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising. Your best ally, however, is always going to be a good sunscreen as UVA and UVB rays are the number one cause of premature skin ageing.
Skin in your 30s
When you reach your 30s, your skin starts to thin, cell turnover continues to slow down, and important proteins such as collagen and elastin breakdown faster and less is made of them as you grow older. This causes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin can also become drier, more susceptible to irritation, less radiant, and you may develop skin concerns such as acne, rosacea or hyperpigmentation.
In terms of a good and reliable skincare range, the Obagi 360 system is perfect for people in their 20s and 30s, concerned with preventing skin ageing. It includes an exfoliating cleanser, perfect to brighten a dull complexion, Retinol 0.5% to defend against blemishes and increase skin cell turnover, and sunscreen to protect the skin and address the early visible signs of ageing.
Obagi 360 Exfoliating Cleanser – £55
Obagi Retinol 0.5% – £85
Obagi 360 Hydrafactor SPF 30 – £70
Obagi 360 System – £185 (a saving of £25)