Skincare Habits to Establish Before Age 30, According to Dermatologists

While it's safe to say your 30s are the new 20s, that doesn't mean you should live with total abandon as you approach your 30th birthday. Yes, your 20s are a time for mistakes and misadventures as you gain your footing and carve out a path to become your better, wiser, 30-something-year-old self, but they're also a time to establish the good habits that will carry you through the rest of your life.

When it comes to skincare, this is especially true—just ask any dermatologist (we asked three). Preventive measures you commit to in your 20s will greatly impact the health and appearance of your skin in your 30s—and beyond. Fighting signs of aging occurs long before you begin seeing your first wrinkles. The lifestyle choices you make today will determine what your skin looks like 10, 20, and 30 years from now when you don't have youth working in your favor. We tapped dermatologists to share their list of top skincare habits 20-somethings should establish before they hit 30. Study up on what they had to say to ensure your skin is its healthiest and most beautiful today and every decade hereafter.

Keep scrolling to see what skincare habits to adopt before the big 3-0.