From the time we usher in puberty by
popping our very first pimple, it becomes painfully clear how much our skin can
change with age. What many of us don’t know is exactly what’s happening on
a cellular level — and what we can do about it. From adult acne to sunspots and
crow's feet, navigating the changes in our skin can be overwhelming. And,
though we wish we could attain perfect complexions by washing our
faces, slathering on moisturizer, and calling it a day, it isn’t that simple.
Especially when we’re trying to sort the buzzy, new “miracle” ingredients from
the time-tested, scientifically proven treatments.
So, we consulted the experts — New York-based
dermatologist and author Amy Wechsler
, MD, and Miami-based
, and researcher Leslie Baumann
MD — for their advice on how to keep up with your skin’s changes with the
right techniques, products, and ingredients. Read on for our decade-by-decade
take on how you can have the best skin of your life, at every age.