Exactly How to Take Care of Your Skin in Your 20s, According to Top Derms


Hallie Gould

In your 20s, you’re still quite young, but when it comes to skincare, it’s the time to seriously nurture that complexion. The decade is time to rethink routine and give it a serious overhaul, but where do you even start?

There’s the anti-aging stuff, which many experts say is important to start sooner than later. “Women should begin being proactive about anti-aging in their 20s. Research shows that as early as age 25, our skin’s two structural proteins—collagen (which keeps it firm, taut, and resilient) and elastin (which gives skin its flexibility, enabling it to stretch out and then snap back into place)—decrease,” says Dennis Gross, MD, founder of 900 Fifth Dermatology in NYC.

If you’re unsure of first steps, don’t sweat it. We’ve got you covered and have gathered some of the best advice from the top dermatologists in the country. So whether you want to ensure wrinkle-free skin is in your future or you simply want to maintain its long-term health, implementing these tips into your skincare regimen now is crucial. Read on to learn about the advice we got from the professionals about taking care of your skin in your 20s.