The secret to healthy skin: skin care starts at a young age

Surely that is normal though? Let’s be honest, no-one’s skin is really “perfect”, so it is important to learn to love and take care of our skin while keeping it clean, hydrated and healthy.

It is therefore no coincidence that many of those who have beautiful, healthy and firm skin – the type we admire – started taking care of their skin from an early age. Undoubtedly, genes play a big role, as does nutrition, but let’s be frank. Regardless of whether you were born with beautiful skin, or how good you eat, no matter how much water you drink, if you don’t take care of your skin, sooner or later, the effects will be obvious. Dermatologists will tell you that it is never too early to adopt a skin care routine!

And as the legendary Coco Chanel said: “Nature gives you the face you have at 20. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But, at 50 you get the face you deserve”

There is no magic potion. If you want to prepare for the future as opposed to making up for lost time when your skin becomes less firm or the first wrinkles appear, starting skin care from puberty onwards is highly recommended.

During puberty and in some cases even into the mid-twenties, sebaceous glands become overactive and produce more sebum than necessary. Imperfections in the epidermis, blackheads, dilated pores, redness and pimples are caused by this excessive sebum secretion and the concentration of pollutants. Adolescent skin is usually more oily and more prone to acne and/or imperfections, and therefore needs light-textured, non-comedogenic products which are suitable for sensitive skin, and which contain ingredients with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties.

People with young skin do not need the wide range of products required by older skin!  Young people need a routine skin care that includes the bare essentials:

Facial cleansing (the be-all and end-all of skin care), moisturising cream to hydrate the skin keeping it fresh and radiant, a mild exfoliating cream to remove dead cells and rejuvenate (if combined with a face mask, even better!) and sun protection. Let’s not forget the primer which reduces the appearance of pores and shiny skin, while creating a veil of protection preventing the penetration of unwanted pollutants and annoying mascne.

So to put it simply, you just need the essentials. Just like Young Carpo’s skin care range which focuses on multifunctional plant-based products, making this a unique range, ideal for meeting the needs of young skin.