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How To Stay Gorgeous at Your Age. Skincare Tips by Cosmopolitan

You already know that age plays a huge role in how your skin looks and the way you take care of it. Early on, it’s all about acne, but then as the birthdays pile up, other problems do, too. But what might remain a mystery is what to do about it. Well, the secret to staying crinkle free later is to act now, says Miami dermatologist Leslie Baumann and NYC derm Cheryl Thellman-Karcher. Luckily, age prevention for younger chicks is hotter than ever, and there are a ton of awesome, affordable products.

Your Age: 18-25

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Your skin’s characteristics: Because your oil glands are working at full speed, your skin is supple and naturally well moisturized. Your cells regenerate regularly, giving you an even texture and a pretty, rosy glow. But as you probably also know, there’s a downside: Excess oil production sometimes causes breakouts and a shiny look.

Your skin strategy should be:

Suds up with a mild cleanser to remove makeup, oil and dirt without stripping your skin. A good pick: Dior Rinse-Off Cleansing Foam, $28. If you have greasy skin, use a foaming oil-free face wash. Try Noxzema Continuous Clean Foaming Cleanser, $4.

Go for an oil-free moisturizer (with SPF during the day). Pick one that has antioxidants like vitamins C or E — or better yet, a combination of both. The free-radical fighters help prevent and repair sun and environmental damage. We like American Beauty Youth-Full Anti-Aging Face Lotion SPF 15, $25. Avoid pore-clogging heavy creams.

Keep blemishes at bay by exfoliating one to two times a week with a gentle scrub. If you’re prone to breakouts, try a benzoyl peroxide system like Proactiv. Just have a lone pimple or two? Dab on a salicylic acid spot treatment. It’ll zap your zits pronto. A new one: Aveeno Clear Complexion Correcting Treatment, $14.

Top tip: Start using eye cream. The skin around your orbs is the thinnest and least oily, so it requires a thicker moisturizer.

Your Age: 26-30