It’s much easier to prevent damage than try to deal with damage, right? One of the most shocking revelations I’ve learned is that your skin can start to change in your mid- to late 20s, which I thought was pretty early! Libby Rhee, DO, FAAD, dermatology advisor for Rory and founder of Liora Dermatology and Aesthetics, told me that collagen, elastin, and your skin’s ability to retain hydration start to decline at that time.
So what can you do? Make sure you’re protecting and taking care of your skin. You don’t have to have a 20-step skincare routine. Just using some essential products will make a difference. And even if you’re out of your 20s, it’s still not too late to start taking care of your skin. I’m 32, and I definitely wasn’t so precious about my skin in my 20s, but now I’m starting to be more careful.