When to start a beauty regime for great skin What about yesterday? Skin is amazing, it has the most important job of acting as a barrier between our bodies and the environment. So, why is it we neglect our skin before it’s too late? Probably because we don’t have a connection to our future selves – the person who will look back at us in the mirror in years to come is a stranger to us. Let’s see what we should be doing and when. We’re exposed to the sun’s harmful rays from the moment that cosy, warm feeling hits our skin for the first time. We know that from birth we need to use protection against UVA and UVB rays but the lure of a bronzed instagrammable body often overtakes the need for healthy skin. As teenage skin can be a little chaotic, this is the time we should start to exfoliate to help reduce the onset of spots and minimise pores. It’s also a crucial time to start the daily routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising. Conveniently, social media filters can eliminate blemishes so maybe an outbreak will go unnoticed to their ‘followers’. In our 20s we should step up the beauty regime and focus on more than just our faces. Lifestyle can have a great impact on the skin, although we feel indestructible in our 20’s, smoking, drinking and diet can affect the skin by accelerating the ageing process, creating a lacklustre palor and deepened wrinkles.