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For The Ladies! 10 yummy things that happen in your 20's

Thankfully, this age range has its perks and if you were feeling down about your body and looks, brace up for more.

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Perks of being in your twenties


Apart from our childhood dreams of getting older, dating and being able to do whatever we want, there are many other interesting things that happen when you hit 20.

Read: 4 things everyone should do in their twenties

Thankfully, this age range has its perks and if you were feeling down about your body and looks, brace up for more.

Read on for 10 perks ladies get when they hit their 20's.

1. Your bones are getting stronger: According to Maria Sophocles, M.D., "Bone strength continues to increase in your 20s, much as a savings account continues to grow with regular deposits. Right now is a great time to eat a diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and to get into a pattern of regular weight-bearing exercise, both of which will stimulate growth of bone cells. Once you hit menopause, you'll lose bone mass faster, but if you're making deposits now, there will a good amount of bone mass stored up."

2. Weight increase is definite but totally normal: "Weight normally continues to increase annually in your 20s, mostly due to increase in body fat compared to teen years. Still, it's important to keep in mind that a normal weight is to have a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9," Dr. Sophocles says. So as long as your weight is just going up tiny amounts yearly, it's totally normal.

3. Your skin reacts based on how you treat it: Just because you've finally stopped having pimples like you did in your teens, doesn't mean your skin is healthy now.

"Skin exposure to the sun's rays early in life can have cumulative and dangerous effects later in life. Skin in the 20s is still very forgiving but the skin 'remembers' the sins of its youth. Those glowing summer tans of our 20s become the wrinkles of our 40s and the sunspots of our 60s, so think ahead! Dr. Sophocles says.

4. Your periods finally gets less random and predictable: By the time a woman is in her 20s, her periods become more regular if they weren't before because women are at their peak fertility potential, even if having kids is the last thing on your mind.

5. You might have more acne than you did as a teenager: In your 20s, you'll start having a surge in estrogen and progesterone around your menstrual cycle, which could cause acne. Another possible reason for acne is that women in their 20s wear more makeup and aren't always being vigilant about skincare, which gives you just another reason to take off your makeup at night.

6. Your sex drive quadruples: Unless you're on the pill, which could absolutely affect your sex drive,your desire to have sex all the time will be incredibly high right now, so that's fun.

7. Your menstrual cramps worsen: Even if you thought your teen years were hell period-wise, you'll now find out that you had no idea what true period cramp hell was. Due to the hormone prostaglandin bearing at its highest level of production in your 20s, your cramps are no longer a joke. The pain gets real!

8. Your nipples might start looking different than they used to: It doesn't necessarily happen to everyone, but in your 20s, your areolae can start looking larger and darker than it did before, which is totally normal.

9. Your vulva might lose weight and become slimmer: In your 20s, you start to lose weight exactly where you always hoped you would; in your vulva and we all know what that means for our sex life.

"A woman's fat distribution changes in her 20s, so you may notice your labia major or 'outer lips' and the opening of your vagina can lose fat and look slimmer." Still, your ability to self-lubricate is on point and your vaginal muscles are still very strong, but it's important to note.

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10. You might get a little curvier: This is the biggest perk of all time. For the most part, regardless of diet and exercise, most women are pretty slim in their teens and 20s, but as you get older, you might carry weight in places you never did previously.

"You might notice an increase in fat distribution in your hips, thighs, and bust region. This is due to metabolic changes, weight gain, and hormonal changes."

In other words, being in your 20s is a nonstop physical and emotional thrill ride. Are we having fun yet?

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