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How To Set Your Skin Up For Success In Your Teens and 20s

Attention Gen Z: hydrating your skin can help to regulate the overproduction of oil that leads to breakouts (!)

If you’re of Gen Z age, chances are you’re probably not overly concerned with things like premature wrinkles and sagging skin just yet. And you shouldn’t be! However, you should still be giving your skin the T.L.C. it deserves—investing in its present and future—in order to stave off premature signs of aging and keep it acting youthful for as long as possible. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t require an aggressive skincare routine, but rather just a few foolproof products that give your skin the essential nutrients it needs to function its best. As Youth To The People’s Director of Field Sales + Education, Jacob Tomas dél Rosario, explains, using hydrating products is super crucial, as our skin doesn’t naturally create water on its own. 

“Hydration helps support and strengthen the moisture barrier, creating an optimal environment for skin to function, repair, and protect itself,” he says. “It’s also worth noting that when you’re Gen Z, feeding your skin with hydration can really help to regulate the overproduction of oil that leads to breakouts.”

YTTP’s new Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum is not only supremely hydrating thanks to four weights of hyaluronic acid, organic cactus stem, and rambutan peel—but also contains three bio-peptides that support skin barrier health and help to plump skin “from the inside out.” It’s best to start using peptides as early as possible, he adds, as they delay the skin aging process by helping skin to act like younger skin for longer. Pretty rad, right? 

On top of that, the Oasis Serum features free-radical fighting antioxidants derived from superfoods, along with a unique mineral-rich copper complex that aids in protecting the skin from environmental aggressors like pollution and harsh weather conditions. It’s also what gives the weightless silky serum its pretty light blue-green hue. 

In addition to the Oasis Serum, using a gentle but powerful, non-stripping face wash like the Superfood Cleanser is the way to go—as is sealing in your serum with a nourishing moisturizer like the Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream or Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream. In fact, you always want to apply a moisturizer on top of your serum as it quite literally locks everything in, allowing your serum’s active ingredients to penetrate more deeply into the skin, and in turn, be more efficacious. 

See? Keeping skin youthful—bouncy even—is possible, not to mention far less complicated than some make it out to be. Stick to using the above products from YTTP and your skin is sure to stay in solid shape.

Written by Kaleigh Fasanella for Youth To The People

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