By the time you reach 21, you’ve already experienced some pretty significant changes: growth spurts, puberty, the realization that bubblegum pink probably wasn’t the best color for your bedroom. But as you enter adulthood, the next two decades can bring about some surprising physical and mental upheaval. We talked to dermatologists, gynecologists, and psychologists to find out some of the most common changes women experience in their 20s and 30s and what to do about it.
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If you had “baby fat” in your face in your teens and early 20s, this will start to deflate as collagen diminishes, according to Marsha Gordon, professor and vice chairman of the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. “As you age, subcutaneous fat decreases and you begin losing volume in your face, particularly in your cheeks,” she says.
The upside of this: If you lamented your chubby face in high school, you may soon have the cheekbones of a Slavic supermodel.