Preventative Care—The Benefits of Beginning a Skincare Regimen in Your 20s
In recent years, the importance of good skincare has become increasingly popular among people of all ages. In the past, products sold purely for their cosmetic appeal dominated the field of at-home skincare. Now, more and more consumers understand that true skincare (as the name suggests) can only be achieved through the regular application of meaningful products—those which have been formulated with active ingredients designed to make positive and lasting changes in the skin.
Even as this knowledge permeates further into the culture of beauty and self-care, it can be difficult for younger people to understand the role skincare plays as a preventative measure against future skin damage and premature aging.
Like so many things in life (postponing trips to the dentist, ignoring our car’s check engine light), many people only seek skincare products and services once they’ve noticed a problem with their complexion. This, of course, is a necessary step for remedying skin ailments, but it also points to an often-overlooked benefit of skincare products—which is to cultivate and maintain healthy skin structures and functions in order to treat underlying health concerns and prevent chronic skin conditions.
It All Starts with Daily Sunscreen Use
No matter our skin type, our surroundings, our complexion, or our lifestyles, each and every one of us are vulnerable to the negative effects of prolonged and unprotected sun exposure. No other external force influences our skin in a more profound way than UV radiation.
While we’ve all experienced the discomfort associated with sunburns, some of us—especially those in our 20s who have yet to see significant changes in our skin—may not be aware of the sun’s effects at a cellular level. Without proper protection, UV radiation penetrates the skin and damages our cells. This often leads to signs of premature aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and skin laxity. In many instances, it also leads to potentially life-threatening skin cancers.
Using a daily sunscreen such as Lumen UV Protect—which is a 100% mineral-based physical sunscreen that protects from both UVA and UVB radiation—goes a long way in safeguarding our skin and keeping our complexions healthy, vibrant, and youthful.
Daily Antioxidant Protection
One of the most significant factors that lead to skin concerns is oxidative damage, which manifests in the skin as inflammation and signs of aging. In the same way our bodies benefit greatly from vitamins, our skin is protected and nourished by topical antioxidant application.
Products like our Lumen Vitamin C with Ferulic have been demonstrated to improve the skin’s appearance and overall health by infusing the skin with nutrients and aiding in the stimulation of healthy collagen and elastin production.
Building a Full, Custom Skincare Regimen
While sunscreens and antioxidant products are the foundation of healthy skincare, you can ensure your skin remains healthy and beautiful for years to come by using a full regimen of products that are matched specifically to your unique needs.
To find out which products are best for your skin, email us to book a consultation with a LUMEN skincare specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.