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Skin care is a highly personalized activity. Every woman has products she swears by, and eventually she develops a routine that works for her. Although it varies from woman to woman, skin care in your 20s is usually characterized by two things: staving off future damage -- like wrinkles and age spots -- and battling occasional breakouts. (No, zits don't magically disappear once you turn 20.) Pampering your skin in your 20s will help you keep your youthful glow well into old age. That means using a night cream for hydration and rejuvenation.
Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Night Cream
If your skin leans toward the dry side, take the advice of "Real Simple" mag editors and grab a tube of Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Night Cream. The thick, rich cream won't leave skin greasy, but moisturizes intensely with feverfew and soy. It really sinks into dry skin and those tiny lines that might just be starting to crop up on your face. Keeping them moist -- and slathering them in sunscreen during the day -- will help them be less noticeable as you age.
Biore Skin-Boosting Night Serum
One of the downfalls of your youthful skin is that you're probably still battling mild to moderate cases of adult acne. It's totally normal in your 20s; your skin is still working itself out. If your complexion is on the oily side, "Real Simple" editors recommend Biore Skin-Boosting Night Serum. The oil-free treatment won't irritate skin or make it feel greasy, and it's packed with antioxidant vitamins A and C to brighten your skin and keep it looking fresh.
Nivea Visage Aqua Sensation
Gals in their 20s are lucky when it comes to skin. It's virtually smooth, firm and free of age spots. So how do you keep it that way? UK publication "The Sun" breaks it down for you. They say Nivea Visage Aqua Sensation cream wipes away any signs of exhaustion. Pat this on under your eyes before your head hits the pillow and look well-rested in the morning -- even if you were out with your girlfriends till the wee hours.
Ranella Hirsch, M.D., president of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery, told "O, The Oprah Magazine" in 2007 that ladies in their 20s "don't need anti-wrinkle creams or microdermabrasion." Instead, opt for a hydrating fluid or an oil-free moisturizer; these can take the place of eye cream. Hirsch says slather a pea-sized amount all over your face, and smooth it right up under your eyes. Rest assured you'll wake up radiant as ever in the morning.