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You’ve just got past the horrors of teenage acne, and are probably feeling pretty good about your skin. Your twenties are the one time when you can let your health slide—but if you do, you’ll have to pay for it later. Skincare is one area where this is especially true. Roll out the red carpet for your skin now, and you may get to keep that vigorous, healthy glow till you’re fifty. Play rough and ready, and get mistaken for fifty when you’re just barely 35. Although we feel that our skincare regime is the best you can get anywhere, rolling out the red carpet for your skin isn’t just about using high quality products. It starts with something even simpler: what you put under your skin.
To your skin, water is life. Not only does it flush away unwanted poisons, it also keeps your skin moist, hydrated, and glowing—from the inside out. Try lemon water; plain or distilled water with just a squeeze of fresh lemon. If you can bring your intake up to two or three liters a day, your skin will thank you.
It’s not only what you drink that affects your skin—what you eat matters to. When you’re eating for your skin, focus on getting in a good dose of antioxidants. Peppers, tomatoes, blueberries and broccoli are all super-foods as far as your skin is concerned, and a diet that is high in fresh vegetables will keep your skin healthy and restored. Dark chocolate is good too, but not the sweet variety: sugar can actually do a number on your skin and leave you looking several years than you actually are. Choose high quality dark chocolate, with minimal sugar and other additives.
It used to be that the picture of youthful health was a ruddy faced tan. While vitamin D is as good as ever—and an outdoor life is full of its own rewards—we’ve discovered that the sun is not the all-good motif we had imagined it. Overexposure to the sun can age your skin like nothing else does, and leave you with some nasty skin cancers to boot. So use sun protection ointment, preferably zinc-based. Keep a hat available, and consider wearing sun glasses when you’re out in particularly harsh sun. The skin around your eyes is the most delicate skin on your face and will be the first to show age, and that little bit of extra protection can do wonder for it.
Your skin needs to breathe, and in order to do that it needs to be clean. But don’t grab the bar of soap from your bathroom sink—soap meant for hands will work havoc on your skin’s pH and can strip all the important oils from your face. Use a cleanser meant for skin, and select one that is carefully balanced. Too superficial, and your pores will continue to see buildups. Our signature cleanser, crafted by experts from the highest quality ingredients, finds the ideal balance. You get clean, and your skins natural balance is supported, not ridden rough-shoed over.
If you’re feeding your skin from the inside out, you’re doing well. But that doesn’t mean you should skimp on the moisturizer. A quality moisturizer does more than simply keep your skin moist: it also provides vitamins and minerals that can be optimally absorbed through the skin. Our Integrity Face Moisturizer, included in our men’s skincare subscription box, is a mix of essential oils, moisturizers, and easily-absorbable vitamins that will keep your face at its prime Take care of your skin. Not only will it reward you with a clean, healthy glow every day of your twenties, you’ll also have also set the stage for healthy skin far into your future life.