Begin a Natural Skincare Routine in Your 20s
Your twenties is an exciting time. You’ve graduated into the real world and for many of you, it’s the first time in your life you’re on your own and living life on your own terms. Yay! How awesome does that feel? Living large and living the dream. You’re beginning a new career, meeting new coworkers, making new friends at the gym and starting to understand that with this new found independence comes the freedom to wake up and choose which direction you want to turn each day to live your best life. You’re meeting so many new people, but there’s someone in particular it’s time to really get to know for the very first time – (although you actually met her the day she was born) – YOU! When there’s no one standing over your shoulder (except your conscience) to guide you every day, you find out who you really are. You may learn you work best amidst organized chaos instead of meticulous organization, and you may learn that burning the candle at both ends, partying ‘til the wee hours worked better for you in your college sorority days.
There’s so much ahead of you to figure out, but while you’re getting to know who you are, take a good look in the mirror. That beautiful, smooth, un-lined, un-wrinkled skin you see will gradually disappear unless you begin a healthy skin care routine now, while you’re in your twenties. Some life lessons can only be learned when you’re good and ready, but when it comes to healthy skin care there’s no time to waste and no time like the present. You may just learn (although you may not want to admit it), that Mom really did know best! Start taking care of your skin now with professional skincare products designed for your twenty-something skin from Innovative Healing Touch. IHT’s online store is stocked with organic skin care products for all ages. Take our professional esthetic advice – if you don’t start taking care of your skin now, it’s going to come back to bite you when you’re standing in front of that mirror on your 40th birthday, wondering where all those lines and wrinkles came from. You’ll be wishing you had paid attention to that organic skin care blog you read back when you were 25!
When Should You Start Taking Care of Your Skin?
Like lots of twenty-somethings you’re probably thinking: “I’m only 20 and my skin looks great just from washing it with soap in the shower, so why would I do anything else?” Well, skin care, like exercise and eating healthy, is another one of those good habits to get into as a preventative measure. It’s hard to see yourself aging down the road but the truth is you’re going to grow up and your skin WILL age along with the rest of your body. Developing healthy skin care habits now, in your 20s, is the smart way to prevent those dreaded signs of aging – lines, wrinkles, spots and sun damage.
Start taking care of your skin BEFORE you think you need to! In your 20s, new skin cell production slows way down, so little by little as you get older fine lines begin to develop – especially around your eyes and mouth. The singular most important thing you can do for your skin now is to protect your skin cells from becoming damaged by staying out of the sun and using sunscreen on a daily basis. The sun is enemy numero uno to your youthful skin, so steadfast protection from the sun is crucial to preventing irreversible skin damage. IHT recommends Skin-2-Skin’s Anti-Photoaging SPF 30 sunscreen with UVA and UVB Sun Blockers for maximum protection. It’s an anti-oxidant with moisturizing ingredients, so it repairs the skin from the negative effects of sun exposure. What’s great about this product is it’s got a natural mineral tint that balances the tone of your skin, so with this organic sunscreen you don’t even have to wear any make-up. Just apply in the morning and you’re good to go! It comes in three different tints that blend easily into your skin so your complexion looks flawless. It also smells like a tropical paradise with the fragrance of an essential oil blend of lavender, tangerine, bergamot, lemon, orange and rosewood. Using sunscreen daily from an early age is the key to preventing dryness and wrinkles caused by the environment and the sun.
Get to Know Your Skin – What’s Your Skin Type?
Begin a healthy skin care routine in your early 20s to take you into the future with healthy, glowing skin that will stay youthful for decades to come. No matter what type of skin you have, you should be using sunscreen, but in choosing other skin care products, it helps to use those that are specially formulated for your particular skin type. So first things first, let’s find out what type of skin you have. Facial skin usually falls into one of 5 skin type categories: normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive.
The least problematic type of skin, normal skin feels vibrant, elastic and supple with a visibly smooth healthy ‘peaches and cream’ complexion. It’s neither dry nor oily nor sensitive, and has unnoticeable pores. You’ll find our organic skin care products for normal skin at IHT’s online shop.
Revitalizing Sea Cleanse (by Spa Technologies) is an intense cleanser that uses the pure paste of organic laminaria algae to decongest pores and leave skin clean and refreshed. This rich green seaweed paste revitalizes and deeply cleanses all types of skin.
Shir-Organic Pure Gree(by Shira Esthetics)penetrates the skin, supplying moisture directly to tissue, refreshing and relaxing the skin.It d remove oil residue while stabilizing the skin’s pH balance and delays skin cell aging for firmer and more balanced skin tone. Green tea is packed with phytochemicals, antioxidants and is an ideal cosmetic ingredient for acne-prone skin and sun damage protection, minimizing inflammation, and for quenching skin with rich anti-oxidants.
Dry skin cries out for moisture, feeling tight and possibly even flaky. It can develop a sallow tone, has very fine pores and will wrinkle more easily than normal or oily skin. If you live in a very dry or cold climate, keep a humidifier in your office and bedroom to help your skin stay hydrated. Give your dry skin the special attention it needs with natural cleansers, moisturizers and toners that heal, deeply hydrate and protect your skin from aging too quickly. Find IHT’s entire collection of organic treatments for dry skin in our online store.
It’s a great idea to start using an eye cream as young as 20 to help with skin cell regeneration and deep hydration. Eye Contour Serum (by Spa Technologies) is light and moisturizing and full of herbal antioxidants and marine proteins to protect the delicate thin eye tissue against premature environmental aging.
Herbal Moisture Cream (by Coats Aloe) is a highly concentrated complex of organic bio-active ingredients and vitamins which nourish and protect the skin. It’s packed with hyaluronic acid, one of the most effective moisturizing agents there is. When your skin is thirsty for moisture, this cream, part of Coats Aloe’s Topaz collection is a wise choice for not only ultimate hydration but for noticeably smoother and firmer skin.
Marine Moisturizing Mist (by Spa Technologies) is a light, milky, aromatic mist rich in botanical essences and seaweed extracts that soothes and moisturizes all skin types. It promotes deep hydration and reduces inflammation and is especially great after sun exposure. Its sea water, Dead Sea salts and laminaria algae work to re-mineralize your skin, while vitamin C & E replenish antioxidants. It’s also got citric seed extract, an antiseptic and natural preservative.
Oily skin can sometimes be troublesome with its enlarged pores, shiny or greasy appearance and tendency to break out. But with every cloud comes a silver lining – oily skin doesn’t wrinkle as early as drier skin can. Look for oil-free products as the sebaceous glands in this type of skin already over-produce oil. IHT has a wide range of all-natural products specially formulated just for oily skin to keep your skin clear and balanced.
Spa Technologies offers Grapefruit Cleansing Milk, a soap-free cleansing milk and make-up remover that removes all superficial dirt from your face and neck. It helps correct pH balance and decongest pores in normal to oily skin. Its beneficial ingredients include aloe vera, grapeseed, macadamia and laminaria and red algae and the essential oils of pink grapefruit, lemon & lime.
Cleanse with the powers of eucalyptus, one of the most potent medicinal plants; a natural analgesic with antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. Due to the all-around healing qualities of eucalyptus, Shir-Organic Pure Eucalyptus Cleanser(by Shira Esthetics) is a great basis for the treatment of acne prone and oily skin. This product deeply cleanses and disinfects without drying out your skin.
Derma Pore Cleanser (by Coats Aloe), a pH balanced cleanser, is formulated with special ingredients to normalize sebaceous glands activity, minimize enlarged pores, help prevent additional formation of blemishes and blackheads and soften the epidermis.
Got blemish prone skin? Complexion Control Spot Treatment Serum(by L’Avenir)was scientifically formulated to be applied to individual pimples to stop them before they get ugly. Just apply a small drop to the problem area and the product goes immediately to work for you. Dab one drop of the serum every four hours and your pimple won’t see the light of day!
Blemish Tea Tree & Thyme (by Spa Technologies) is a blend of botanical essences known for their germicidal and drainage properties in a base of anti-oxidant botanical oils. It promotes drainage and decongestion of connective tissues and helps resolve blemishes and acne conditions even on sensitive skin.
Most people have a combination of both dry and oily skin, but on different parts of the face. The cheeks and around the eyes tend to be dry zones while the forehead and nose, also known as the T-Zone, tends to be oily and will need a different type of care. Pores on combination skin are medium sized and the skin is generally smooth and even-textured. If you’ve got combination skin you’ll find many natural skin care products to suit your needs when you shop online at IHT.
Purifying Astringent (by Coats Aloe) is a unique formula that offers antiseptic properties which help soften the epidermis, clear clogged follicles and regulate the activity of sebaceous glands. It effectively controls excessive oiliness and prevents accumulation of impurities that result from the natural biochemical processes in the epidermis. Use it on oily, blemish-prone or combination skin.
Add Shir-Organic Pure Cherry Mask (by Shira Esthetics), infused with organic sweet cherry fruit juice, to your skin care regimen to help tone, balance, and minimize pores for a more youthful, refined appearance. Cherries contain melatonin, an antioxidant which guards against the breakdown of collagen. You’ll see a slower rate of fine lines and wrinkles while providing an even, balanced skin tone. The oil-absorbing qualities of clay in the Pure Cherry Clay Mask will balance out moisture levels, eliminate acne and prevent future blemishes.
If you’re prone to redness and irritation, your skin is sensitive, so you need to be extra careful about what you put on it. Be sure to use IHT’s all natural products for sensitive skin, which contain no preservatives, dyes or harsh irritants that will bother your skin.
Spa Technologies Sensitive Oil is a soothing treatment oil recommended for sensitive skin. It contains vitamin-rich beta-carotene, healing neroli and calming lavender for extra hydration, without irritation. It’s great for chafed skin from cold or wind.
L’Avenir HealFast Dermasolve is the luxurious answer to ultra-sensitive skin. Prescription cortisone and steroidal medications usually prescribed for severe problem skin can backfire on you and cause even more skin irritations. Use HealFast several times a day for best results to nourish and heal even the most difficult cases of psoriasis, rosacea and eczema without the side effects.
Spa Technologies Marine Gel Cleanser is an extra-gentle foaming cleanser that is perfect for all skin types, even sensitive skin. This anti-inflammatory cleanser is so gentle, it is even safe for use as a post-laser treatment, as well. Marine Gel Cleanser is pH balanced, and does not require a toner for removal.
Skin 2 Skin Care Aging Intervention Cream is a dye-free proprietary blend of 1% Alpha Lipoid Acid and the peptide Dermaxyl to offer maximum anti-aging protection against free radical damage to your skin. This amazing product also helps to battle future skin damage by preventing the sun’s UVA rays from cross-linking collagen, sugar and protein molecules that cause collagen to become brittle and die.
Products for All Skin Types – Shop IHT Online
All of these organic skin care products for your personal skin type are available at our online store. You can also call Innovative Healing Touch toll-free at (877) 217-7971 to place your order by phone. As always, you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING on orders over $85.00, so plan ahead and try several items to save big on shipping! Everything ships tax-free outside of New York State.
Need Some Advice? Just Ask Ettia!
You can always call or email Ettia for a free consultation regarding these products for all skin types or any of the other organic skin care products in IHT’s online shop. She can guide you as to what products will work best for your skin type. Ettia’s expertise has made her a leading authority on beauty wellness, often quoted in popular magazines like Vogue, Elle, Mademoiselle and Glamour. Now, you can benefit from Ettia’s expertise! Simply email Ettia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (877) 217-7971.