How to take care of your skin in your 20s

By: Amir Karam MD

I am often asked the question: I’m in my 20s. What can I do to stay looking young and be proactive with the anti-aging process? I answered this briefly in my video here.

To be honest, there’s hardly anything you need to do to keep your skin looking youthful in your 20s. The main thing is to take care of your skin.

Stay out of the sun 

Aside from smoking, sun exposure is the most significant aging accelerator that exists. Over time, too much sun exposure will be the difference between beautiful, luminous skin or dull, heavy, aged-looking skin as you get older.

Enjoy your 20s and don’t stress

Skip the stress about whether you’re looking and staying young and simply enjoy this time in your life when your skin is elastic and has a natural, youthful radiance. There’s no need for fillers, BOTOX, threads, RF microneedling and similar treatments during your 20s. The time will come when you may have to use these types of treatments. While you’re in your 20s, you don’t have to worry about having these done because your skin doesn’t need them yet. Just enjoy these years of your life (but avoid drinking too much alcohol or smoking, as these both age your skin quickly)!

Follow a good, anti-aging skincare routine

Get going on a good, anti-aging skincare regimen with products that include the right ingredients for maintaining healthy, beautiful skin, such as vitamin C, retinol, and others. The key with a good skincare routine is that you get the right ingredients onto your skin consistently, every day.

What are the best skincare ingredients to maintain youthful skin?

During your 20s (and beyond), get these ingredients on your face daily. Each ingredient ensures your skin stays luminous and fresh, preventing the signs of age, including dull-looking skin, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and others.

Stay youthful with skincare products that include the following ingredients:


  • Decreases pigmentation
  • Boosts cell turnover and stimulates collagen production

Vitamin C

  • Brightens the skin
  • Maintains a youthful glow
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Resolves hyperpigmentation
  • Acts as an antioxidant

Hyaluronic acid serum and lipids

  • Achieve supple hydrated, soft skin
  • Improve and softens the skin texture
  • Locks moisture into the skin
  • Balances oily or dry skin


  • Protects skin surface immunity
  • Combats environmental stressors
  • Reduces fine lines & wrinkles
  • Builds keratin
  • Improves skin firmness
  • Maintains healthy, youthful skin


  • Slows the loss of elastin
  • Stimulates growth factors
  • Strengthens the skin matrix and boost collagen production

Non-hydroquinone lighteners

  • Lightens and brightens skin tone
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation

Growth factors

  • Maintain supple, firm skin
  • Trigger collagen production
  • Maintains the extracellular matrix proteins (a network of proteins and molecules that support the structure of cells and tissues)

Skincare products with everything you need–The KaramMD TRIFECTA

I created the TRIFECTA skincare line of products because there just wasn’t a skincare line that already existed that included all of these and was also simple and easy enough to be consistent with every day. Consistency is key when it comes to keeping the skin fresh and youthful for the long term. My skincare line includes each of these ingredients and more, formulated into three easy-to-use products:


A softening, hydrating cleanser that gently removes toxins, boosts cell regeneration, and helps prevent UV damage.


A brightening vitamin C serum that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, neutralizes free radicals, helps prevent collagen breakdown, and achieves anti-inflammatory benefits.


An all-in-one anti-aging cream that keeps the skin firm, hydrated, radiant, and free of wrinkles and fine lines.

Dr. Amir Karam

Dr. Karam is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon whose reputation for excellence and dedicated patient care is built on trust, beautiful results, and consistently putting his patients first. After a successful career as a facial plastic surgeon for over a decade, he realized his patients weren’t getting the ultimate benefits they wanted because the skincare aspect was missing. He devoted years to researching, testing, and formulating a powerful, truly effective skincare line that his patients and anyone else could use easily and consistently to achieve or maintain beautiful, radiant skin. Dr. Karam invites you to learn more about the TRIFECTA and what it can do for your skin, whether you are hoping to maintain your youthful appearance or turn back the clock on aging.

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