The Skin-Care Rules to Live by for Every Stage of Your Life


What your skin needs in your 20s isn’t the same as in your 50s. We talked to experts to find out the most important skin needs during each decades and the best regimen to address them so you can have your best complexion at any age.

How you treat your complexion in your younger years can set you up for skincare success later in life. In your 20s, it’s mostly about prevention. Make sure you know the correct age to begin these vital skin care practices.

Any dermatologist will tell you that one of the most important things you can do to protect your skin is to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ every single day, rain or shine. UV rays damage collagen and elastic tissue and cause wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, broken blood vessels, and uneven texture, explains Debra Jaliman, MD, a board certified dermatologist in New York City.

People who wear sunscreen religiously tend to look much younger (not to mention it helps protect against skin cancer), so this is important for every age group. If you need some product recommendations, these are the 13 sunscreens top dermatologists actually use on themselves.

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