Good skincare products for the 20s decade!

Hi, I'm 24 and wanting to start taking anti-aging seriously. I use a high zinc sunscreen and the skinceuticals ce in the morning but am unsure if there's something I'm missing. I've heard conflicting views on retinol use vs glycolics and am unsure, in your opinion, whether they are needed at this stage. If so, which one would you recommend? It may be worth noting I am also acne-prone.

I’m so glad you’re being proactive now.  It’s sooooooo much easier to prevent problems than it is to fix them at age 45!!

I think you’re on the right track.  Love the SkinCeuticals CE in the morning under your high zinc sunscreen.   One approach on the glycolic versus retinol at your age, would be to use them both……..but on alternating nights and start cautiously with the more gentle versions of both.   Good choices for a retinol and a glycolic would be the SkinMedica .25% retinol and mixed alpha and beta hydroxy like this Neostata classic.

Dr. I


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