HERE IS WHAT AGE YOU SHOULD START AN ANTI-AGING ROUTINE
When it comes to aging, most of us would rather look the other way and act like it’s not going to happen to us. This is especially true for those of us who are younger than 30. After all, when you’re not noticing signs of the clock ticking away on your skin, why would you ever consider it?
The reason you should consider it earlier on is that setting up an anti-aging skincare routine is preventive, not corrective. This is a key difference that most seem to confuse. By keeping up with a routine that replenishes and feeds the skin, you are in essence prepping it to stay looking youthful, longer.
Since most of us have more than likely surpassed teenhood and are trending into the 20s realm, the answer to starting a routine is to start it today.
TEENS TO EARLY TWENTIES
Any early twenties chicks here? Please stand up. You are at the prime age to make the largest impact on your future self. While you need less targeted products, as you’ll see is shown in older age groups, you still need to make sure that you’re adding the following to your daily routine:
Sunscreen: Sunscreen is the main player for all ages. Even if you’re 40, you still need to be applying it. Every day we are subject to UVA and UVB rays which can significantly damage our skin. Think dark spots, ah! To counteract this and to keep your youthful reflection in place for longer than usual, protect it with a good sunscreen. Aim for SPF 30 or above.
Exfoliation: While many of us only start learning the importance of exfoliation in our late twenties, this is one thing that should be added into your routine from teenhood. In doing so, you’re welcoming a practice that will allow your skin to be renewed since exfoliating clears out pores and dead skin layers.
If you’re lucky, you’ve already had a solid regimen until now, but in the event that you didn’t, no worries, it’s better to get on the bandwagon later than never. While you should incorporate all aforementioned items, there are a few specialty ones to add to your day-to-day. They are:
Eye Serum: We’re sure the last thing on your mind is crow’s feet. Trust us, we get it. The thing is, just as we mentioned before, prevention is key to keep those pesky lines at bay. To do so, it is ever-important to incorporate an anti-aging eye serum into your routine. A great overall skin product that can be applied to your undereye area for great results is the Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum 1.7 oz. The presence of Ascorbic Acid, also known as Vitamin C, will brighten the skin while the addition of collagen will support a glowing, tightened complexion.
Retinoids: This is a family of substances that includes Vitamin A. A little known fact about this vitamin is that the body can’t produce it itself. It is fully reliant on external consumption to get its daily fulfillment. For this reason, adding products that have retinol into your routine is a major must-do. Retinoids work with the body to influence a variety of cellular processes and have been shown to benefit photodamaged skin.
THIRTIES AND BEYOND
Congratulations, you’ve made it passed your twenties and are in the realm of the ever-wise, ever-confident 30s. The good news is, you’re in a decade that is less turbulent than the others you’ve experienced; the bad news is if you haven’t started taking care of your skin until now it is time to step up your game with two more products.
Neck Cream: The time has come when turning your nose up to neck cream ends. We’re not saying that your fine self is experiencing any symptoms as of yet, but as you approach your 40’s, the difference between seeing those fine lines in daylight and not is preparation. Find yourself a high-quality product that you can use daily and don’t stop until it’s habitual.
Chemical Peels: Ah, the world of peels. While you’re more than welcome to start using peels in your 20’s, it is so important to keep up with (or start) them in your 30s. Peels help to keep your skin fresh and rejuvenated. Look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid or Glycolic Acid to seal the deal.
There you have it, your answer to when to start an anti-aging routine, uncovered. How are you going to incorporate the above moving forward? Tell us below!