A good skincare routine is an important part of healthy skin in your 20s. It's the most important time to take special precautions to protect your skin barrier and keep things like ageing at bay.
We recommend seeking out skincare rituals that work for you, updating the products you are using, asking questions and testing new ingredients, giving you lifelong skincare knowledge!
1. PROTECTING YOUR SKIN BARRIER
Syrene was created to protect AND repair your skin barrier from everyday environmental aggressors. Now what is a skin barrier you may wonder? It is the outermost layer of the epidermis, the statum corneum. When we talk about skin, it has three main layers: the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin; the dermis, the middle layer of the skin that contains collagen, elastin, and the skin’s nerve and blood supply; and the subcutaneous fat that forms a barrier between skin and muscle.
Syrene’s hero ingredient, Ephemer™, a magical macroalgae antioxidant, actively works beneath your skin barrier to repair skin at a cellular level. It dives deep into the second and third layers of the skin, ultimately caring for your skin barrier function.
The skin barrier has two general functions: To keep the good stuff in, and the bad stuff out. The skin barrier protects the internal body from physical toxins (such as pollution and harmful chemicals). The skin barrier also helps the body to hold onto natural moisture by preventing transepidermal water loss. With all of this in mind, it’s super duper important to protect this precious layer of the skin so it can do it’s job properly! Leaving you with smooth, plump, hydrated skin all day long.
2. THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEANSING
There's no question that cleansing is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine. By cleansing morning and night, you remove traces of the day which can include dead skin cells, bacteria and pollution, all of these factors can cause potential breakouts, dehydration and ageing. You may have heard of a popular trend, ‘double cleansing’; this has proven to remove all stubborn, pore-clogging and acne-causing impurities that can remain on the skin even after washing your face once. We recommend using Aquagel Oil to Foam Cleanser to remove makeup and dirt as your first step and to follow using Aquagel Refreshing Toner to remove excess residue while leaving skin refreshed, smoothed and nourished without stripping your skin barrier from its natural oils.
3. DE-STRESS YOUR COMPLEXION
Ever since we were young, our mothers would tell us to wear sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun. As we get older, we’ve realised the sun isn't the only thing that can damage our skin - everyday life can too! Pollution, cosmetics, stress are all factors that can all take its toll on our skin.
To help prevent stressed out skin, you can follow a few daily rituals like;
- Massaging your skincare into your skin, to promote oxygen and blood flow. Not only does this help reduce puffiness, it also creates a brighter skin tone and appearance.
- Keeping hydrated and drinking plenty of water
- Eating a healthy balanced diet
- Using SPF after your skincare routine every.single.day
4. NURTURE YOUR COMPLEXION
A youthful complexion isn't as effortless as it seems, especially in your 30’s, so it's best to start in your 20’s to really enhance your future skin with a healthy and hydrated glow. The first step to really nurture your skin is developing a good hydration habit. Moisturising and adding hydration layers to your skin throughout the day is essential, as this traps water in the skin, masking tiny lines and creases, keeping your skin plump and dewy. The Aquagel Refreshing Toner was developed as a slightly thicker serum like essence, for you to be able to lather over your skin throughout the day as a boost of hydration. Feel the unique properties of this toner melt into your skin and give a burst of energy and balance (try popping the mini size in your bag as a reminder to top up on hydration). Along with getting in the habit of lathering your skin with hydration, you should also keep your body hydrated throughout the day. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but enough water a day will help keep those wrinkles away!
5. INVEST IN YOUR SKIN
Choosing what you invest your hard-earned dollars in can be tough and we are lucky to have Victoria Devine from She’s on the Money help guide us to make smarter money decisions, yet not skimping out on brunch, pilates classes and in our case, skincare! Just like investing in shares or property, you reap the benefits financially long-term; investing in good skincare pays off in the future by how your skin looks and feels. Good, quality skincare formulas not only targets your skin concerns today, instead you may pay a little more now, but you’ll notice the long-term benefits much much more. At Syrene we have invested our time researching and formulating the best marine and natural active ingredients to nurture and feed your skin. We believe in the good old fashioned quality over quantity, which means we have a minimal range and minimal ingredient list per product, but each is created as a powerhouse to transform your skin in your 20’s and take you on a journey through your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond!