According to experts, the best time to start using anti-aging skin products is between age 22 and 30. They say it is during this time when the signs of aging, such as age spots, skin discoloration, and fine lines, start to become visible. In some people, these signs may not be apparent, the reason why many of them don’t bother about using anti-aging products just yet. Needless to say, you don’t have to wait until you are on the premenopausal stage to start thinking about anti-aging creams, eye gels, and so on. By then, some aging signs may have already progressed, requiring a more intensive or invasive treatment.
It is always a good idea to start early – isn’t prevention always better than cure? When you start to take care of your skin at an early age, the rewards can be astounding – beautiful, young-looking skin even at 60! I’ve seen women who are already in their golden years still looking naturally fresh and glowing without makeup, and their secret? Great skincare from the start.
If you are worried about the effects of anti-aging skin products on young skin, don’t. There are anti-aging products that are ideal to a specific age group. Talking to a dermatologist can help you figure out the type of product to use, but the following set of guidelines can also help you determine the products to use as you get on in years.
· Age 22 and 25. The usual concern of women between age 22 and 25 is skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays that can accelerate the signs of ageing. Slathering some sunscreen at least 30 minutes before leaving the house is a great means to protect your skin from the sun and delay the signs of aging.
· Age 25 to 30. Around this time, women aren’t just worried about sun damage, they also have to deal with oxidative stress. It’s time to consider shifting from regular sunscreen to a formula with vitamins and antioxidants. You will encounter ingredients like Green tea extracts and Vitamin A (both antioxidants that help to address this problem) in many skincare products formulated for this age group. One very important thing to note, though – Vitamin A in high doses can cause birth defects, so if you are pregnant, choose a safer alternative.
· Age 30-35. The skin appears to lose moisture as one breaks in the age 30 barrier. It is necessary to supplement your sunscreen with a moisturizer to address the issue of skin dryness.
· Age 35 and up. Sagging lids, eye bags, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles become more permanent. Ideal anti-aging products for this age group include eye creams, gels or serums with firming and lightening properties.
Because of the variety of products out there and the special formulations for each age group, you can never say that it’s too late to start using an anti-aging product. But this, of course, does not eliminate the necessity of starting skincare at an early age, that is, if you want to experience looking young longer and more naturally.