Aging gracefully is the goal of hopeful, optimistic millennials everywhere, isn’t it? Forget looking 20 years younger: We just want to look healthy, and damn good, as the decades go by. Well, as professionals (and capitalism!) tell us, the key to a beautiful complexion is daily care and smart prevention.
We get it: You already knew that! But, don't you get confused about how exactly you should be “preventing” things? (Is Botox preventative?) How can we weave new products into our routines without prompting an onslaught of clogged pores and acne? And, more importantly, at what point do we need to get serious about fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation?
To answer these very important questions (and help phase you into real adulthood), we consulted prominent dermatologists and aestheticians. Here, they take us through the early, middle, and late chapters of our 20s, and then give us a sneak peek at our 30s. That said, before you start clicking, we want you to note: At no point is it too late to start taking good care of your skin... but there's no time like the present to embrace better habits.
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