As an expert in everything skin, I often get asked one very common question: At what age should I start using anti-aging products? My answer usually goes like, if you haven’t already started applying anti-aging skincare products, now is the perfect time to start! This doesn’t necessarily apply if you are in your teenage years; you still have a chock-full of collagen in your skin, so enjoy it. The best age to start battling against aging, however, is as early as your 20’s, but if you’re past your 20’s, it still isn’t too late to start.
Anti-Aging in Your 20’s
When you are in your 20’s, the idea of aging skin is probably the least of your concerns. True, when your skin is still young, you can get away with a more simplistic approach to your skincare routine. But keep in mind that high-quality products with potent ingredients can keep your young skin looking more youthful for longer. You don’t need serious anti-aging products just yet, but read labels, moisturize and be sure to protect your skin from the harsh sun. The sun’s rays are the biggest culprit behind wrinkles and other signs of skin aging, and the only way to keep sun damage at bay is actually to prevent it. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, all year round, even when you’re not going out. Your future self will thank you.
Anti-Aging in Your 30’s
When you reach your 30’s, adding a potent anti-aging product to your skincare regimen is highly recommend. Retinol is a popular option (though always consult with your dermatologist before use) as it is broadly (not so sure if it’s pure)vitamin A, and is advantageous for both acne-prone skin, as well as being an effective anti-aging ingredient. Your 30’s is basically when you can expect your skin to start showing more visible signs of aging, and finding out which anti-aging ingredients work best for your skin can help lessen those signs and keep your skin younger-looking.
If you haven’t found a great skincare regimen or a product combo that works for you, a lot of women swear by VIDASKIN’s Thermage. It targets the entire depth of the skin, from the epidermis to dermis, superficial fat to the SMAS layer. The Thermage FLX reaches a depth of 4.3mm, which for most faces, where the SMAS layer is. By targeting the entire skin layer, you don’t only get skin tightening effect for collagen stimulation of their dermal layer, you also get a face lifting effect from the remodelling of the SMAS layer.
Other awesome ingredients to look into: Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Vitamin C, and a lot more!
Anti-Aging in Your 40’s
Your 40’s is a bit of a turning point for your skin, but fret not! You can still do a lot for your skin. You’ll begin to see more signs of aging in the form of lines and wrinkles, and even notice a loss of skin elasticity—which will mostly appear as loose under-eye skin. Nevertheless, this can be fixed with under-eye fillers. Under-eye filler injection restores youthfulness and enhances existing beauty. It is the fastest and most holistic way to achieve a more youthful, rested and harmonious appearance.
Moreover, when you approach your 40’s, it’s high time to begin using a more emollient moisturizer such as Hyaluronic acid, as well as products that contain higher levels of anti-aging ingredients and antioxidants. If you have been following healthy skincare regimens up to now, you’ll stay ahead of the game, but it’s still not too late to take more preemptive steps to slow down the aging process. Also, don’t forget the effects of lifestyle! Get plenty of rest, follow a healthy diet, and sweat. Even moderate levels of workout routines will help put that healthy glow back into your skin!