Are You Too Young to Start an Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine?
Wrinkle reducing treatments are growing more and more popular every day. But is there such a thing as being too young for anti-aging skincare treatments? Read on to find out.
Anti-Aging Takes Many Forms
When we talk about anti-aging skincare, we don’t mean all retinol all the time. Anti-aging skincare takes on many different forms, which is exactly why it’s never too early to start thinking about how external factors could prematurely age your skin. UV Rays, smoke (or secondhand smoke), and other environmental factors affect the skin’s appearance throughout life with consistent exposure. So while it might not be a good idea to use retinoids in your early twenties, thinking about protecting your skin from external aging factors with simple skincare habits is. If you’re curious about what anti-aging steps are appropriate for your age, read on.
Sunscreen use is one of the most important and effective forms of skin protection out there. If you’re in your teens or early twenties, applying sunscreen on a daily basis is one of the best anti-aging skincare habits you can get into when you’re so young. UV rays not only have the ability to cause premature aging, they’re responsible for a large portion of skin cancer cases. So if you’re in your teens or twenties and want to be proactive about anti-aging, wear sunscreen to protect your skin.
Getting Enough Sleep
Beauty sleep might sound ridiculous, but there’s a lot of merit to the concept. The body performs essential maintenance and regulation activities while you’re resting. If you’re not getting eight to nine hours of sleep every night, you’ll likely start to see a visible toll taken on your skin sooner rather than later. To avoid premature aging of the skin, allow your body to rest fully. This is especially important in your early twenties.
Upgrading Your Daily Moisturizer
If you’re in your early to mid-twenties, it’s a good idea to think about upgrading your daily moisturizer to one that’s filled with antioxidants. Products with ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea, niacinamide, and alpha lipoic acid are going to be best for your skin. Their main purpose is to minimize oxidative damage caused by environmental factors like pollutants in the air.
Using Hyaluronic Acid and Retinoids
For people in their mid- to late twenties, products like hyaluronic acid and retinoids are going to be appropriate skincare measures for anti-aging. Not only do these products work to reduce signs of aging, they can help regulate skin function as you age. That being said, it’s important to talk to your dermatologist about retinoids before you start using them to reduce eye wrinkles at home. They may be a helpful wrinkle reducer and preventer, but if you have sensitive skin you may experience some unwelcome side effects.
Aging is a natural part of life. And while your skin doesn’t have to look its age, it’s important to practice safe, age-appropriate habits when it comes to anti-aging skincare. If you have questions or you’re thinking about starting an anti-aging skincare routine, set up your consultation with SE Dermatology Specialists today.