If you thought that skin problems were only for teenagers, think again: from adult acne to wrinkles and age spots, skin problems can sneak their way into your life as early as in your twenties. That is why you should change your daily skincare routine as you age. Here are three ways to take care of adult skincare problems.

1. Cleanse and Exfoliate Your Skin


Washing your face is the number one step towards great skin. You should wash your face twice a day: once in the morning, once at night. After washing your hands, wash your face with lukewarm water and a cleanser that is adapted to your age, skin type, and skin concerns. Make sure you completely rinse the cleanser off your skin, since leftover residue could lead to dry skin.

Exfoliating your skin is also an important part of skin cleansing, as it refines your skin, helps to control or prevent adult acne, reduces pore size, and leaves your skin radiant. It removes dead skin cells, oil, and any dirt left after cleansing. However, you should not scrub your face every day: exfoliating two or three times a week with a gentle scrub is enough to get rid of deeper dirt and bacteria.

2. Moisturize and Protect Your Skin


Because of the weather, pollution and even stress, your skin can lose its hydration. That’s why moisturizing is a key step to smooth, glowing skin. Find a moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type. Need a hydration boost? Complete your routine with a weekly face mask like Garnier's new Moisture Bomb super hydrating sheet mask.

Protecting your skin from UV rays is also a must, since they can cause melanoma, also known as skin cancer. These damaging rays penetrate your skin and affect collagen, making your skin dry out and lose its elasticity. That’s why using a sunscreen of SPF 30 or more is a go-to when it comes to protecting your skin.

3. Prevent Skin Problems and Signs of Skin Aging


Besides using the right skincare products, a healthy lifestyle will make all the difference when it comes to your skin. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily is a must to detoxify your body and skin and to help promote hydration and elasticity for the skin. Include fruits and vegetables rich in skin-friendly vitamins, like apples, carrots and tomatoes, in your diet, as well as foods with good fats, like avocados and nuts; you should also stay away from tobacco, alcohol and coffee, as they dehydrate the skin and cause it to lose its glow.

With work, family and other obligations, it seems like everyone is always on the go. Stress can cause signs of early skin aging, as well as other adult skin problems like acne and rosacea. Find ways to relax and enjoy yourself: take up a new hobby, take a long bath, have a spa day… Anything that makes you happy! Also, make sure you get between 6 and 8 hours of sleep every night to help your body regenerate and get the energy you need throughout your day.

Don’t let your skin reveal your age! Take action by following these three simple steps: youthful, glowing skin awaits!