You know that with each passing birthday, your skin starts to look and feel different. (wrinkle, you weren’t there last week!) On top of that, the actual shape of your face changes as you get older, too. Luckily, there are steps you can take to stay youthful. Here, find out exactly what happens to your face in your 20s, 30s, and 40s—and what you can do to prevent some of the major signs of aging.
Your Skin: from Acne-Prone in Your Twenties to Super Dry in Your Forties
In your twenties: Great collagen support keeps your skin supple and gives you a healthy glow. It’s not all sunshine and roses for women in their twenties, though. Many experience acne, even if it wasn’t an issue for them in their teens, with pimples popping up on the lower face and along the jawline in particular, says Doris Day, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in laser, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology in New York City. To treat acne, use an anti-inflammatory product with niacinimade, a form of vitamin B3, suggests Heidi Waldorf, M.D., director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
How you care for your skin in this decade will determine what kind of damage you deal with in your thirties and forties—which is why it’s so important to wear sunscreen year-round. Waldorf also recommends including an antioxidant product in your morning routine. DermaUtopia’s Vitamin C Antioxidant Sunscreen will do the magic work for your skin. (http://www.dermautopia.com/shop/vitamin-c-antioxidant-sunscreen-spf40)