In my book, January will always be a somewhat special time. While I’m biased because it’s my birthday month, I’ve always enjoyed using this month as a way to refresh and look ahead. Obviously, that often requires journaling of new goals and dreams, but I’m also talking about streamlining things like make up, Skin Care, and hairdo habits to reflect my newly developed philosophy. As I continued into my late 20s, I found myself searching for a simpler routine that would allow me to do less work and still look my most youthful. Yes, it is entirely possible.
I’ve always loved a good serum to help with this, but with so many different serums out there, how is it possible to know which is really best for those in their 20s looking to prevent? A little care while still addressing other skin concerns like adult acne? Luckily, according to board-certified dermatologist and advisory board member Paula’s Choice Corey Hartman, the solution does not require 10 different products. “Fortunately, most ingredients that actively address acne and the resulting hyperpigmentation are also beneficial for fine lines and wrinkles,” Hartman says. Retinol, hydroxy acids, niacinamide and azelaic acid are also helpful for acne and hyperpigmentation and are great for preventing and treating signs of aging. “