Guide To The Best Aesthetic Treatments In Your 20s


Looking for the best aesthetic treatments in your 20s? We lay it all out in this guide for men and women in Singapore.

They say you are in your prime in your 20s – the same can be said for your skin’s health. However, no matter if you are a student or working the office hours, the excitement and struggles in life can eventually take a toll on your skin. You may have experienced skin problems that have stayed with you since your pubescent stage such as acne or dry skin, and sometimes even new skin concerns may emerge. 

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How the skin changes in your 20s

The skin undergoes numerous changes over time, from its natural production of collagen and elastin (key components that keep your skin looking young and supple), to its elasticity and vitality. These may affect its overall health, and as a result, you may notice skin issues like acne, pigmentation, or even wrinkles in as early as your twenties.

But the good thing is that at this age, your skin is more receptive to skincare treatments. Vital functions like skin cell regeneration, blood circulation, hormones and collagen production, and metabolism are roaring and pulsed with energy.

skin structure illustration 20sThis is part of the reason why dermatologists and aesthetic doctors recommend caring for your skin and maintaining its vitality by taking preventive anti-ageing measures. This includes good skincare habits such as regularly applying sunscreen to prevent pigmentation and dull skin. 

Ageing is inevitable and everyone experiences some symptoms of skin ageing - but if you want to enjoy beautiful, flawless skin for years to come, now is the time to take action.

Common skin problems in your 20s

Dermatologists everywhere are seeing more clients between 25 to 30, as well as those as young as 18 years old coming to their clinics to solve skin concerns such as dry skin or eczema. 

While some skin problems may be genetic, other skin problems may come into effect due to improper skincare routines, a surge in physical activity, or overall stress due to work or school.

These skin conditions are most prevalent in men and women in their 20s: 

  • Acne

A change in your body’s hormonal balance in your teenage years may result in acne breakouts, zits, or pimples. Acne is still one of the top skin conditions that affect thousands of people every year, and without proper prevention or care for inflamed skin, hormonal acne can turn into more severe types of acne. This can include cystic acne or nodular acne. 

  • Pigmentation

common skin problems pigmentationInsufficient protection from the Sun over time can accumulate and disrupt your body’s ability to renew skin cells or slow down the melanin production (natural pigments that protect skin from UV rays). This may essentially result in a duller skin complexion, uneven skin tone, or Sun spots

For people suffering from acne, picking at the pimples or inadequate moisture to the skin may also lead to hyperpigmentation.

  • Large pores

Overly-stretched or sagging skin in your 20s can make way for more noticeable pores. This gives the impression of large, open pores that look like shallow spots on your cheeks. A lack of sunscreen may also result in thinning of the skin, causing pores to look larger. 

  • Dark eye circles

Stressors like insufficient rest or neglecting proper moisturizing of the skin can result in noticeably dark circles forming around the eyes. Too much salt in your diet can also cause puffy eyes, making the dark eye circles more prominent.

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  • Dull skin

The skin flourishes at a young age, appearing plump and soft to the touch as it produces ample supply of collagen and a stable moisture barrier. But an active skin ecosystem also means it is producing new skin cells, pushing the dead skin cells to the surface. When these dead skin cells accumulate on the top layer of the skin, it can result in a dull complexion

  • Dry skin

The effects of excessive Sun exposure, poor dietary habits, or insufficient moisturizing of the skin may show as dry skin in your 20s. Dryness can make the skin look scaly, flaky, and may cause pain and redness if left untreated. 

Best aesthetic treatments in your 20s

best aesthetic treatments in your 20sJust like how you keep your nails looking clean and fresh with a regular manicure, aesthetic facial treatments help to maintain your skin’s overall health and freshness. Specialized facial treatments that are designed for specific skin concerns also help to prevent recurrences and keep these skin problems at bay, such as acne facials or men's facials

Leverage on your skin’s natural abundance of collagen, elastin, and skin cell regeneration with these best aesthetic treatments for men and women in their 20s. 

For deep-cleansing & exfoliation

illumia hydra clear facialSuitable for all skin types, the Hydra Clear Facial effectively cleanses, soothes, exfoliates, and brightens skin complexion in its multi-stage treatment process. The facial targets several skin conditions in one session, including acne, large or clogged pores, sebum overproduction, and dull skin. 

Downtime: None
Results: Immediate
Frequency: As needed for maintenance

For volume & hydration boost


illumia oxygen perfector facialUsing a patented system, the Oxygen Perfector Facial supplies purified oxygen into the skin, infused with actives such as hyaluronic acid for added moisture, antioxidants for corrective healing, and essential vitamins for that plump, youthful look.

Downtime: None
Results: Immediate
Frequency: Monthly or as needed for maintenance

For lightening & brightening

illumia lux led facialStimulate your skin cells for a vibrant, radiant look with the Lux LED Facial. With low-level light therapy (LLLT), LED lights of different wavelengths are absorbed by the cells to enhance its healing abilities. With this facial, you can target acne, dull skin, pigmentation, as well as signs of ageing such as fine lines and sagging skin.

Downtime: None
Results: Progressive
Frequency: Twice weekly over 4 weeks

For skin-deep nourishment & rejuvenation

illumia miracle sep facialFeaturing Illumia’s signature SkinElectroporation™ (S.E.P.) technology, the Miracle S.E.P. Facial eliminates and prevents skin imperfections such as enlarged pores, pigmentation, Sun-damaged skin, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and fine lines and wrinkles by transdermally delivering strong ingredients into the skin through low, painless pulses, without the use of needles.

Downtime: None
Results: Immediate
Frequency: As needed for maintenance

For firming & tightening

illumia dual ultrasound facial diagramPowerful triple-ultrasound ultrasonic waves are targeted deep underneath the skin’s layers in the latest of ultrasound technologies, the Triple Gold Lifting® Facial. There are 4 different modes: tightening and lifting, rehydrating, repairing of acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, and healing of photo- and Sun-damaged skin. 

Downtime: None
Results: Progressive
Frequency: Weekly or bi-weekly


Dermatologists recommend beginning exfoliating, moisturizing, and protecting your skin in your 20s. This is the perfect time to keep to a skincare routine that works best for your skin, and will continue to keep it in its pristine condition for years to come. 

It also takes the right skincare routine, products, and a little help with aesthetic facial treatments to effectively manage your skin and achieve the tone, texture, and complexion that you desire for longer periods of time. There is no better time than the present to start loving the skin you are in.

Book your first-trial facial treatment with Illumia Therapeutics today, or schedule a consultation with our therapists to determine the best aesthetic treatment for your skin.


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