Second puberty in your 20s
Your 20s can be a significant time. People in their 20s are often trying to navigate through their personal and social lives. That’s why it’s easy to overlook the physical changes the body is going through. Sometimes, these changes are called a second puberty.
Some of these changes may include things like:
- Psychological and emotional changes — Many people at this age start to live an independent life and might experience new challenges in their social and personal spheres. The adjustment period can take some time, and some symptoms of anxiety or depression may appear as a natural reaction to this new phase of life.
- Bone mass and muscle strength peak — Changes in bone mass and muscle strength can appear in your 20s. Bone mass and strength tend to reach their maximum at this age.
- Weight — Some people notice changes in their weight in their 20s. You can consult with a health care provider to determine a healthy weight range for you.
- Stretch marks — Some people in their 20s notice lines and stretch marks, which is a natural part of growth. Make sure to drink plenty of water for the elasticity and health of your skin.
- Acne — Some people notice that they have more acne than usual. The American Academy of Dermatology found that 45 percent of females between the ages of 21 and 26 experience adult acne. This happens due to changes in hormones, stress, smoking, alcohol use and/or poor eating habits. This can also occur as a result of medications such as hormonal birth control.