A Dermatologist Breaks Down the Best Acids to Use in Every Decade of Your Life

If you're a newbie, acids may initially sound like a scary thing to incorporate into your skincare routine—especially if you have sensitive skin. But, acids are powerful ingredients that fight off annoying ailments like hyperpigmentation, sun spots, fine lines, dryness, and more. Admittedly, there are a lot of acids, and each of them works differently depending on your specific skin concern. So how are you supposed to know which to depend on? 

As we age, our skin and bodies transform with us, leading to different concerns during each stage. The good thing is, incorporating acids into your skincare routine can help you every step of the way. We enlisted board certified dermatologist, Joyce Imahiyerobo-Ip, MD, to break down the most beneficial acids for every decade. Read on for the ultimate guide to acids for every stage of your skincare journey.