The simple rule of thumb is in your 20’s. Your skin has now grown less prone to acne breakouts and before you know it the 30’s are lurking right around the corner.
Putting the rule of thumb aside, everyone is different and everyone ages differently based on a variety of different factors: stress level, water intake, genetics, the food you eat, amount of unprotected sun exposure….the list goes on and on.
Many people feel that there is no need to worry about anti-aging treatments until they start noticing that first line or wrinkle. But anti-aging means trying to prevent that first line or at least trying to slow down the process. Proactive versus reactive.
In your 20’s you want to start building a good skincare regimen that you can get in the routine of doing daily. Start off by cleansing your face twice a day, and even after a night of partying, make sure you never go to bed with your makeup on. You will then want to add an SPF of 15 or higher to your routine, along with a good facial moisturizer with antioxidants, and a gentle exfoliating scrub to help prevent dead skin buildup. Use the SPF sunscreen daily; the gentle cleanser in the morning and night; and the exfoliating scrub once a week.
When you are in your 30’s your skin needs a little more help because collagen and elastin start breaking down which means your skin is going to lose some of that younger firmness. Add a firming serum to your routine to help your skin produce more collagen along with an antioxidant serum to help boost your protection levels.
In your 40’s your skin loses even more elasticity. Plus you are obviously older and your skin has sustained more UV ray exposure. If you aren’t using these products in your 30’s you definitely want to start using an anti-aging Tretinoin with Retin-A in it to fight lines and wrinkles, along with an eye cream.
PREVENTION. PREVENTION. PREVENTION! Proactive, not reactive.