When To Start An Anti-Aging Regimen
If you’re looking to preserve healthy, youthful looking skin, you might want to start thinking about adding an anti-aging component to your skincare routine much sooner than you might think. Today we’re discussing how often to use anti-aging products, at what age to start anti-aging creams, and what types of anti-aging ingredients to look for; let’s get started.
What Causes Skin Aging?
Scientists haven’t yet discovered exactly why we age as extensively as we do; however, they have uncovered key factors that come into play. For example, the caps on DNA strands (telomeres) physically shorten as they get reproduced and copied – over and over again. This can lead to instability in the genetic coding in our bodies. Likewise, as we get older, our skin’s natural supply of collagen and elastin (which are key in maintaining skin smoothness and elasticity) starts to degrade. And, as we’ll discuss below, sun damage also plays a critical role in skin aging. These and other factors all contribute to the physical aging we see in our skin as time passes by.
When Should I Start My Anti-Aging Regimen?
When you build a skincare routine in your teens and early 20s, you probably aren’t thinking about anti-aging just yet. However, research shows that collagen and elastin production drastically reduce over time, starting in our mid to late 20s. This means that we should probably start supporting our skin in our mid to late 20s. Healthy aging requires more than just skincare solutions, but a daily skincare routine that addresses some of the structural causes of skin aging is incredibly important.
For those of us well-past our 20s, however, don’t fret. It’s never too late for a fresh start一 you just need to know what to look for.
So What’s In An Anti-Aging Regimen?
There’s no one-size-fits all anti-aging skincare regimen. However, if you take a look at different lists around the internet, suggestions from dermatologists, and pre-grouped skincare products marketed towards anti-aging, there are some specific type of products and ingredients that appear again and again.
Another good thing to keep in mind is that certain products with anti-aging value aren’t always going to be marked with an anti-aging label. Simply maintaining a basic routine can go a long way towards preserving your skin health, and maintaining youthful looking skin.
The Most Underestimated Product: Sunscreen
It’s easy to forget just how influential sun damage can be in how our skin ages. Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays is probably the best thing you can do to prevent premature aging in the future. Be on the lookout for our new product, a Mineral Facial Sunscreen that can be worn every day with other skincare products.
The Next Best Thing: Anti-Aging Creams
When it comes to repairing damage, anti-aging creams really have perfected the science. These creams can stimulate collagen and elastin production to help firm and tighten skin, even where it has lost some of its structure. Anti-aging creams cannot completely reverse skin aging, though, so the sooner you start applying these creams, the better.
From The Inside Out
Another consideration when it comes to aging is how well you are taking care of your body internally. A body that is well-nourished, well-exercised, and well-hydrated will be more likely to age more gracefully.
What Anti-Aging Ingredients Should I Look for?
First and foremost, keep in mind that anti-aging creams do differ from normal moisturizers and toners. When you search for an anti-aging cream, make sure that they contain some or all of the following anti-aging ingredients:
- Vitamins C, A, and E
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12
If you’re looking for a great anti-aging cream to use in your skincare routine, check out our Advanced Firming Cream; this luxurious cream is designed to help restore hydration, firmness, and elasticity to your skin, smoothing wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin!