It’s important to pay attention to skincare at every age—even in your blissful, youthful 20s. While you might think that you can put off taking care of your skin until you notice signs of aging, the truth is that a proactive, rather than reactive, approach will allow you to keep your skin in the best condition possible as the decades go by. If you’re a 20-something hoping to keep your skin glowing, healthy, and beautiful, this blog is for you!
The Importance of Skincare in Your 20s
First, it’s important to understand why your 20s are such a meaningful decade for the skin. Keyword: collagen — one of the most important and plentiful proteins in the body. Collagen has many functions, including providing structure and support for your skin, tendons, connective tissue, elastic cartilage, and muscles. A sign of plentiful and healthy collagen in the skin is a supple, firm appearance.
Unfortunately, your body produces less and lower quality collagen as you age. This decline in collagen production begins in—you guessed it—your 20s. Fine lines may start to develop at this stage.
That means that anti-aging measures taken in your 20s can begin to address signs of aging as the aging process begins (even if you don’t see a change yet), addressing any preliminary skincare concerns or pre-empting declines in skin quality. The earlier you start, the healthier your skin will look into your 30s, 40s, and beyond.
That’s why we’ve collected the top three essential skincare services for 20 somethings. A medical professional at Mint & Needle can help you determine whether the following skincare services are right for you, when you book a consultation.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that stimulates your body to produce more elastin and collagen. It is typically done on the face, but can also be done on other areas, such as the stomach and thighs. Your skincare professional will use a sterilized micro-needle tool to penetrate the skin. This stimulates your skin to produce elastin and collagen, which work to create many benefits for your skin, including reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving the skin’s firmness, and improving texture, color, and tone overall.
Beyond having anti-aging effects, microneedling can also help to reduce existing acne scarring from teenage and adult acne, which can help keep you looking younger. The treatment is also preventative and can protect against future sun damage.
Mint & Needle offers several different types of microneedling:
- Our basic microneedling service
- Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, which delivers radiofrequency energy deep into the skin with the penetration of the microneedles, which causes the skin to tighten more than microneedling alone
- Microneedling with platelet rich fibrin (PRF), which utilizes platelets from your own blood that signal for collagen synthesis when topically penetrated into the skin, significantly enhancing the results and longevity of the restoration process
Microneedling is just one form of Collagen Induction Therapy. Remember our favorite protein from earlier? To learn more about collagen and services that can stimulate existing collagen — especially in your 20s, click here.
2. Chemical Peels
A chemical peel, which involves applying a topical treatment to the face, improves skin quality by stimulating the skin’s surface to peel away. This promotes cell turnover, allowing for the quick removal of older, surface skin cells and for the development of newer, collagen-rich cells (fist-pump!), leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
This treatment improves texture and tone, reduces pigmentation, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. After your peel is complete, you’ll enjoy a healthy glow!
Click here to check out Mint & Needle’s Medical Grade Chemical Peel service.
3. Anti-wrinkle Injections
Since your 20s mark the start of a decline in collagen production, your skin can start to show signs of wrinkles that naturally form from common habits and movements, such as drinking out of a straw, rubbing your eyes, and even smiling.
As opposed to filler treatments, which add volume to deep lines, anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles that cause wrinkle formation, allowing the dermis to heal, preventing the development of deeper lines, and keeping you looking young and fine-line free.
Depending on your unique needs, your injection may involve Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport. Your results will peak after 14 days, but the results will not last forever. Movement in the treated muscles will start to slowly return, so we recommend coming back for a fresh treatment every 90 days.
Want to learn more about Mint & Needle’s anti-wrinkle injection services? Find out more here.
BONUS: Invest in a Good Routine
While skincare services can do a wonder for your skin, it’s also important to establish and maintain a skincare routine to keep your skin glowing as you age. If you’re wary of any sort of procedure, even if minimally invasive, then we highly recommend a good routine.
While a skincare routine can be maintained from home, it’s important to keep in mind that ingredients and formulations are most effective when they are tailored to your specific skincare needs. That’s why we offer concern-specific skincare sets. Whether you have oily skin, acne breakouts, or want to defend against aging, you will never have to guess whether you’re using the right product with our pre-set regimens.
If your main concern is to prevent aging, our age defense regimen is especially beneficial. Its benefits include:
- Reviving and rejuvenating dry and aging skin
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving skin firmness and tone
- Giving a youthful glow
Our skincare sets are also available via a subscription service, so you’ll never have to remember to reorder! Learn more here.
Whether you’re concerned about new fine lines, want to address existing skincare concerns, or simply want to get ahead of the aging process, there’s a lot you can do to keep your skin healthy in your 20s. Microneedling, chemical peels, and anti-wrinkle injections can keep you looking your best, so if you’re curious about getting started, we can help to guide you through the process.Interested in making an appointment? Book with us here.