Better Skin at Every Age
How to take care of your skin
Your skin gets drier, thinner, and more sensitive over time, so the moisturizer you loved in your 20s might not be as effective a decade or two later, says Karen Kim, MD.
Check out the top concerns and ways to switch up your routine. You can’t go wrong with these basic and trustworthy picks for each decade.
What to pick: Try Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment and Moisturizer ($39; philosophy.com).
Your skin in your 20s
The biggest issue tends to be battling breakouts, says Meghan OâBrien, MD, a consulting dermatologist for Physicians Formula. Opt for an oil-free, gel-based cleanser with salicylic
What to pick: LâOrÃ©al Paris Go 360Â° Clean Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser ($7; mass retailers).
What to pick: Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer Night ($20; mass retailers)
Your skin in your 30s
What to pick: Look for a wash with moisturizing ingredients, such as Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser ($10; burtsbees.com).
What to pick: Try Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Fragrance-Free ($25; mass retailers).
Your skin in your 40s
What to pick: Try Olay Regenerist Regenerating Cream Cleanser ($10; drugstore.com).
What to pick: Dermadoctor pH Correcting & Renewing Glycolic Acid Facial Moisturizer ($52; Ulta).
Your skin in your 50s+
What to pick: Choose a wash with glycolic acid to renew skin cells. Consider DermaDoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel ($25; dermadoctor.com).