In this era of social media sharing, it seems your face needs to be on point every minute of the day – whether you’re posting updates from your Himalayan holiday experience or snapping a no make-up selfie of your snuggled-up duvet day with the dog.

The big question is, do you really want to be flicking through the Insta filters every single time? Would you still be debating between Rise and Earlybird if that flawless fresh-faced glow was all your own?

To get that delightful dewiness in real life, we suggest you do what the celebs do: invest time and effort in caring for your skin while you still have youth on your side. It will pay off in spades as you get older, trust us! Here are a few things to think about…

What’s going on?

There’s no doubt that finding the right products for your skin is essential, so we can’t stress enough how important it is to remember that what you put on your skin sinks in.

So if your cheeks are breaking out or your forehead’s flaking, you might want to dig out your magnifying glass and Google the ingredients listed on your lotions and potions. Natural and organic products are the order of the day, and it’s worth paying a little more for a non-toxic, hypoallergenic beauty regime, is it not?

What’s going in?

Scientists have now proven beyond doubt that our stomachs act as our second brain. What goes on in our digestive system affects absolutely everything about us. So if you’re having ongoing issues with your skin, one of the first things we’d recommend you do is look at your diet.

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the types of food we thrive on, although no one’s health benefits from eating highly processed junk. So for starters, try to ‘eat clean’ as much as you can and tune into what your body’s telling you. It could take you a while to solve the mystery of your issue but, again, Google can be a good friend to you here.

Use your own body magic

Once you’ve got your diet and daily routine on an even keel, you might want to try another trick A-listers are using to achieve and maintain their super-photogenic skin: needling. Essentially, the therapist massages your face in small circular movements using a needling pen, which creates ultrafine perforations in the surface of your skin.

What happens next is amazing: your body’s natural healing mechanism takes over, rushing fresh collagen and elastin to the treated skin, making it firmer and more elastic, refining pores and smoothing uneven texture.

So if your skin’s settled but you’re bothered by acne scarring, patchy pigmentation or uneven skin, treat yourself to a relaxing needling treatment like Dermatude.

There’s no time like your 20s to start taking your self-care seriously. Then no matter when someone snaps a photo of you when you’re least expecting it, you’ll always have the confidence to respond with a relaxed smile. Cheese!

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