Your mid-to-late 20s set the bar for how your skin looks for the rest of your life. Collagen production and cell regrowth start to slow, and sun damage can catch up with those sunscreen-less days of your early 20s. Exfoliation, hydration, and deep nourishment are the keys to healthy and glowing skin well past your 29th birthday. While anti aging skin care has its benefits, there are many ways to get healthy and happy skin without harsh formulas.


How Skin Ages in Your 20s

The earliest signs of aging occur from exposure to the sun without protection and drying out your skin to prevent or treat acne. Sun damage can often result in hyperpigmentation, freckles, wrinkles, and fine lines. Beyond using an SPF 20 sunscreen every day to step up prevention, there are certain products, like antioxidants and vitamin C, that help your skin rebound quicker.

Drying out your skin to prevent or treat acne isn’t the best strategy long term. Dry skin increases your chance of early fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness. Botanical extracts and oils are antibacterial and antimicrobial by nature and fight acne while preventing future breakouts. They also hydrate your skin, reducing the appearance of pores while preventing wrinkles and fine lines. Here are four preventative and rebounding techniques to help your skin’s natural, youthful radiance shine through.

How to Prevent & Treat Signs of Aging in Your 20s

Resurfacing Mask

When dead skin cells build up over time, this results in a duller complexion and can often be indicative of deeper dryness or dehydration below the surface. Choose a face mask with lactic acid, fatty acids, and fruit butters to slough away dead skin and hydrate the skin underneath. Fatty acids, like astaxanthin, improve skin elasticity, stimulate collagen production, and reduce wrinkles and dark circles.

Apply a resurfacing mask once or twice a week to renew and nourish skin at a deeper level. Follow with a face oil and skin serum to ensure your skin is hydrated and has a strong, protective barrier.

Antioxidant Serum

The healthy glow that you strive for comes from healthy skin cells, which need antioxidants to thrive. Create your own antioxidant serum at home by combining your favorite skin serum with an antioxidant booster powder. Antioxidants in powder form are more potent and last longer, making them a more viable option for preventative and reparative skincare.

Apple peel is packed with antioxidants, like polyphenols, ruin, quercetin, and ursolic acid, that come together to produce restorative effects. This makes it one of the more potent and powerful ingredients in your skincare lineup. Use your antioxidant serum at night in areas that are struggling with wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines. This is also a fantastic treatment for clearing acne and brightening dark spots.

Face Oil

Instead of using an anti aging cream, choose a face oil formulated for addressing signs of aging. Unlike creams and lotions, face oils deliver nutrients and hydration to the deeper layers of skin where issues begin. They also encourage glowing skin with weightless hydration and skin-loving nutrients.

Chia seed and kiwi seed oils are packed with omega-3 fatty acids to help strengthen cell membranes’ barriers. This ensures that water and nutrients are abundant while toxins are kept out. If you’re in your 20s and your skin is still dealing with acne or excess oil, passion fruit oil and papaya seed oil help dissolve excess sebum and impurities on the surface while conditioning deeper levels.


Lastly, hydration is one of the most important factors for healthy and glowing skin at any age. Drink at least 64 ounces of water every day and keep dehydrating beverages to a minimum. This includes alcoholic, caffeinated, and sugary drinks. Be conscious of how your diet affects your skin long-term. Don’t forget to include moisturizing products in your morning and night skincare routines.

Keeping your skin happy and healthy in your 20s while preventing signs of aging doesn’t have to be frustrating or time-consuming. Protection, hydration, and nourishment are key to radiant skin well past your 20s.

About True Botanicals

True Botanicals creates high-performance skincare formulas by combining nontoxic and natural ingredients to target specific skin issues. Their collections include Aging, Acne, Pregnancy, and Rosacea products that deliver uncompromising nourishment and radiant skin.

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